Total Immersion

Label Psychic Data Genre UK & EU Cat no. psyd001


Limited to 250 Copies. TVAM release Total Immersion via his own new founded Psychic Data label. Following previous singles Porsche Majeure and Gas and Air, the latter of which was Lauren Laverne’s ‘Track of the Week’ on 6Music, TVAM’s latest offering is a kraut-inspired exploration into the sacrament of Baptism. TVAM is one man, Joe Oxley, who takes in a lifetime of repeats, reruns and reboots to craft his own low-budget, high-risk concept. A World in which broadcast becomes performance. Total Immersion is the latest in a string of journeying, hypnotic tracks that straddle an impressive spectrum of influence; with Boards of Canada’s irresistible nostalgia, Suicide’s deconstructed rock’n’roll and MBV’s infinite noise all becoming touching points in Oxley’s musical output. Live, it’s something of a spectacle. Using home cinema formats we'd all ditched by the turn of the century and a stand we haven't seen since the classroom, Oxley shines a harsh light on our misplaced nostalgia. Weaving found footage with stark sloganeering and a taste for garish hues; TVAM comes off like Adam Curtis taping his favourite Nicktoons.