DELUXE WASH / TYLER BAIN
Primarily recorded at Fitzroy’s Expresso Car Wash, DELUXE WASH is an attempt to explore the seemingly mundane. It is structured around an automatic car wash cycle and the subsequent emotional and nostalgic response that the cycle elicits. Through narration and the manipulation of field recordings and samples, the car wash is utilised as a vessel through which I investigate my relationship with sound, as well as my personal experience living with obsessive compulsive disorder – in particular my daily compulsive hand washing. Additionally, the piece attempts to subvert the traditionally dour world of sound art with a slightly comedic approach. An ode to the transportive effects of listening, DELUXE WASH is best experienced in the dark.