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Bill Cutbill's New Year's Resolution Project Gets a Reboot

Bill Cutbill has returned with Resolution Remastered - a New Year's resolution for 2024 that starts today and will either be kept or broken.

Many years ago Bill set himself the task to write, record, mix and master one new song with accompanying video every month for the whole year.

The rule was: each video had to be released before the end of the month. It was quite ambitious, and spoiler alert, there are 12 videos on the internet you could watch immediately if you have the right detective skills.

Speaking of the January track entitled, Treat Yourself, Bill Cutbill said -

“Here we are once again dealing with the January winter blues. Personally, I find a lot of comfort in sleep and that’s what this song is about.

Back in yesteryear when I was struggling with harsher mood instabilities, I found that by committing to a good sleep pattern I was able to start days with a better mindset.

I also find that tea helps… not with sleep necessarily cos of the caffeine, but a good cup of tea helps with every stress; any difficult moment life throws at you.

So yeah, brew yourself a mug and take this time of year to relax and recuperate. There’s a reason why animals hibernate.” - 💙 Bill Cutbill

Bill will be revisiting each track to give it a fresh burst of instrumentation/ mix/ whatever the hell he want.

Just like with the original RESOLUTION project, these REMASTERED songs will be released once a month with a fresh cut of the original video, formatted for the mobile phone age.

The real question is, will Bill be able to keep his Resolution?!

Only time will tell.

Safe Sounds Presents... 1-6PM @ GEARY ART CRAWL

1PM KATELYN MOLGARD
2PM BILL CUTBILL
3PM MOON
4PM PROVINCIAL PARCS
5PM BLUE LIGHT

This is a Free show to attend. This event will be held outside so dress appropriate to weather.

Note that alcohol will not be allowed outdoors this year so bring your own pop if you need refreshment. Alternatively alcoholic drinks can be purchased and enjoyed responsibly indoors at 302 Geary Ave where this event takes place.

Zine #2 will be available to pickup on the day while stocks last (edition of 50). Each copy includes a Mix Tape download which is a special compilation featuring a track from each of those performing... including never before heard demos!

Be there or be SQUARE. But seriously, this should be fun and we hope to see ya for some sunny September fun!

My Memory Is The Object / My Feelings Are The Memories

The Dark Tapes and Bill Cutbill collaboration of your dreams – OBELISK [SS119] – is released today worldwide!

OBELISK is a journey through time and space in another realm, featuring hard breakbeats, pitch-shifting vocals and drone synthesizers. Everything leads in one direction to what one can only describe as "obelisk".

This EP is the first ever collaboration between Bill Cutbill and Dark Tapes.

Dark Tapes, aka, Chris Hadzipetros, is an experimental online-based artist working in realms of vaporwave, hardware synth jams, ambient music and breaks.

Bill Cutbill's solo material to date has been more tranquil, experimental folk electronic, though people familiar with his other project, World News, will feel at home with the textures in OBELISK... like a duckling cut off from its mother that must jump into a new body of water to rejoin the family.

OBELISK undoubtedly belongs in the tech noir sci-fi realm, with Bill Cutbill & Dark Tapes describing the genre purely as dystopian.

Join them on the ride now on all platforms, and purchase a strictly limited edition cassette via bandcamp.

There will be a very special one-off live performance of OBELISK on JUNE 3rd at HANDLEBAR in Toronto. Unmissable - all the details here.

The future is dark. Darker than Terminator 3.

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Dark Tapes and Bill Cutbill Unite In Formation

It's release day at Safe Sounds HQ, and a brand new project has just been born!

That's right, Dark Tapes and Bill Cutbill have joined forces on a four-track electronic dystopian EP ~ OBELISK [SS119] ~ which arrives May 26th via Safe Sounds. It's the collaboration you never knew you needed, and can now not bear to live without.

Debut single IN FORMATION is available to watch and stream immediately worldwide on all platforms in existence.

The track features that signature Dark Tapes sound with snarling beats, harrowing strings and a whole lot of glitch, combined with Cutbill's vocals, warm synthesizers and processed soundscapes. Brace yourself and join the adventure now.

OBELISK will be released on strictly limited edition black cassettes with full black Norelco cases. "But how do I pick one up", I hear you shout?!

Grab one at the OBELISK EP release show, June 3rd in Toronto at Handlebar with MOONBEAN, Regina Gently + Nuni. If you can't make it, you can also snag one on the Dark Tapes bandcamp... but be quick.

OBELISK EP

Dark Tapes concludes - "The OBELISK Cassette is a mysterious artifact, regarded by many experts in astro-science to be NOT of this world. Do you dare look into the onyx-black void, and are you prepared for total destruction of ego as you project your consciousness across a trillion dimensions of time space and physics."

Welcome to the future. The future is dark. Darker than Terminator 1, and way, way darker than Terminator 2.

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Bill Cutbill Stars In The New Music Video for Lighter

We're continuing to pump a barrage of RUM DO content into the atmosphere for the first time in years. It's all in anticipation of the new EP, 'You Just Have To Be.'

Today marks the release of the music video for 'Lighter', which follows Bill Cutbill on a tranquil psychedelic walk through the Canadian bush at Lake Superior Provincial Park in Ontario. It's the chillest moment on the EP, and probably the least produced song as well.

RUM DO is very much an audiovisual project, with all the music released over the duo's lifespan arriving alongside accompanying visuals. The moving pictures stretch continuously between tracks as a never-ending consciousness, though the format has morphed over time.

Bill Cutbill, who handles the visuals for RUM DO says —

"With this, the final EP, we wanted to reflect the history of RUM DO in the visual progression.

Our debut EP featured visuals in a 3:4 SD format, for a VHS quality, which suited the footage I wanted to use which was shot on old mobile phones. We then raised the bar to 16:9 HD visuals for the second EP, which was then expanded to 4k with the intervening double-a side release.

For this EP, we've circled back to 16:9 HD, whilst incorporating a mix of digitally generated footage, mobile phone footage and manipulated visuals that have been so synonymous with RUM DO. This final chapter is intended to complete the full circle that this project represents."

You Just Have To Be can be purchased on limited edition cassette via Bandcamp. Check out all the tracks on Spotify or visit YouTube for the full visual experience!

Releases

Album
SS122
StillWaves
Undiagnosed
Album
SS121
Your Grandad
Your Grandad
Single
SS120C
Your Grandad
Your Grandad
Single
SS120B
Your Grandad
Poison
Single
SS120A
Your Grandad
CERB
EP
SS119
Dark Tapes · Bill Cutbill
OBELISK
EP
SS118
RUM DO
You Just Have To Be
Single
SS117
Theo Vandenhoff
Alles Ist Besser
EP
SS116
World News
New Era
Remix Single
SS115
World News
AMFTK
LP
SS114
Provincial Parcs
Scenic Equilibrium
Double A
SS113
Your Grandad
Juice Opinion / Fake News
Double A
SS112
Idious Carrie
O
EP
SS111
Theo Vandenhoff
Heartache Is An Empty Room
Double A
SS110
RUM DO
Confetti and... / A ↝ B
Remix Single
SS109
World News
Descenending
LP
SS108
Bill Cutbill
AMAZONAS
EP
SS107
Loji
Gather
EP
SS106
World News
The Chosen
Remix Single
SS105
World News
Black Cat
Single
SS104
Bill Cutbill
Joy Ride (and then I wake up)
Remix Single
SS103
World News
A Bit More Mellow Back Then
EP
SS102
RUM DO
Why
EP
SS101
RUM DO
lay down, lovers

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