“Tim Carr is on a roll. Half a decade after scoring a surprise hit with Matt Corby’s “Brother” — which won the Song of the Year ARIA and scored third place on Triple J’s Hottest 100 — he’s hit his stride as one of Australia’s most distinctive producers.
Carr’s wildly diverse CV spans the likes of Urthboy, The Herd, Ernest Ellis, Bag Raiders, Totally Unicorn and Julia Stone — as well as many weirder and more obscure projects. But his work on three consecutive albums by Sydney post-punk quartet Mere Women — including the acclaimed new album Big Skies — is proof of a rare producer who doesn’t just inspire repeat customers, but adds palpable sonic fingerprints to whatever he does. In the case of Mere Women, that often manifests as dense fog banks of turbulence that spill out from the music itself.
Working at Sydney studios Studios 301, Carr has collaborated with huge international names like Jay-Z and Flea while pursuing his own music in far-flung guises like the beat-making solo outlet Goldbatman, trap-inspired duo Yung Tzar and black metal duo Bortgorst.”
by Doug Wallen (Rolling Stone)