Tussle x Chris Johanson & Xylor Jane
For Tussle's first three vinly releases on New York label Troubleman Unlimited
— two 12-inch singles and their subsequent debut album Kling Klang — the
quartet collaborated with visual artists Chris Johanson (Mitchell-Innes & Nash)
and Xylor Jane (Canada).
The single artwork for debut Eye Contact and Don't Stop were painted by
Johanson, while the full-length album's artwork was by Jane.
[The album was later reissued by Norwegian label Smalltown Supersound,
packaged with new original artwork by Kim Hiorthoy.]
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Press for Tussle ...
"Like a blend of Munich circa 1972 and the Dancetaria circa 1982. If this year's ESG album sounded half as good as this, I would have been thrilled." Pitchfork
"Tussle smack their dazed listener into spinning submission. Like Can's Holger Czukay corrupting the Salsoul Orchestra." i-D
"Writhing junkyard disco so limber your spine may spontaneously dissolve." Vice
"Delay-bathed, bass and drums workouts that feel like transmissions of a rhythm that’s always been out there, and was just waiting for the right tuner to pick it up and beam it in." The WIRE