Cleptoclectics (Tom Smith) channels sonic detritus, plays various instruments, and extrapolates via granular synthesis to create dense, idiosyncratic music.

He has released music on assorted labels and compilations, remixed various artists, teaches at Sydney’s College of Fine Arts, and has performed alongside Mark Pritchard, Peter Hollo, Underlapper, Kusum Normoyle, Naked on the Vague, Creeks, Nhomea, Flying Lotus, Spartak, AOI, Anonymeye, The Dead Sea, Mike Burnham, Snawklor, Touch Typist, ii, and Francis Plagne amongst others.

Tom performs ‘Mr Convex’ live in the studio, and we also hear a track from his recent release ‘Open Tuned Occidentals’.

Released August 13, 2009.

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