Tim Coster

Textural keyboard music ex-Auckland, now in Melbourne. Tim also ran the CLaudia and Fictitious Sighs labels, both of which documented interesting instrumental and improvised music, mostly in the first decade of the century.

Windjammer / Waves Tape (2019) has one long piece per side on the cassette. The A side is soft echoing synths, while the B side adds soft field recordings and layered noise that also works as bridging between what may have originally been different performances.

A Moment’s Ornament (2013), on Lawrence English’s excellent ROOM40 label, plays with duration in the other direction, featuring a series of synth pieces between 28 seconds and 2 minutes in length.

One track shows up on Oren Ambarchi’s Black Truffle label, the compilation THANKING YOU (2020) offering a “portrait of a network of friends and collaborators”, put together by Francis Plagne.

Coster’s Bandcamp page has multiple other releases to check out.

Tim has also collaborated a lot, although I didn’t find most of this material online. Champagne Pop (2012) by Vogue Forms (Christopher LG Hill & Tim Coster) is available, and is a single 45-minute montage of what sounds to be processed and slowed pop music.

Absent Outfit’s Untitled (2016) (Tim Coster and Matthew P. Hopkins) has two moody tracks that move between electronic sources and mysterious concrete stuff.


Tim Coster Bandcamp

A Moment’s Ornament (2013)

Tim Coster Discogs page

Tim Coster Soundcloud

Has heaps of: Synths
Decades active: 2000s, 2010s, 2020s
Location: Auckland