From original press release, 2002:
Letraset is a new electronic project for Julian Patterson and Nicole Thibault, who also play together in moog-punk outfit Minimum Chips. They have used battered keyboards, ancient drum machines and a stolen trombone to create a warm and luxurious album inspired by the sounds of Lali Puna, Monade and Cluster, amongst others.
Towards the end of 2000, Nicole and Julian were approached after a Letraset gig by Robin Schmidt, the manager of a coffee-shop in Melbourne’s café district, Fitzroy. He liked their style and wanted to record them at his home studio. In a working process similar to the cut and paste of the Beach Boys Smile LP, the twosome recorded many small segments of music, with no idea how they were going to be eventually pieced together.
More than a year later, Robin handed them Snowy Room as a finished product. Their bite-sized ideas had been transformed into a beautiful, coherent album. With only one minute long addition newly recorded to introduce the CD, Snowy Room is a magical collaboration between two electronic whizkids and a mysterious Java man. In one of the most attractively designed covers you're ever likely to see, Snowy Room exudes a cool, autumn charm.
“Adventurous, quirky, clever and refreshing, Snowy Room – with brilliant production by Robin Schmidt – deserves intense listening and smothering with praise.” www.cyclicdefrost.com
released March 1, 2002