Alongside his work in numerous collaborations and bands, Austrian musician Abby Lee Tee has been releasing a steady stream of constantly-evolving solo material since 2009, nurturing a passion for field recordings and unusual instruments. His fascination for the divisions and crossovers between noise and music, as well as nature and culture, can be seen in his work with installations, sound-walks, sound design for theatre and audiovisual projects, as well as records on labels such a Shash, Czaszka, Never Anything, Vertical Music, Falt, Tsss Tapes, Dinzu Artefacts and Accidental.
Since 2020, he’s researching beavers and their vocalizations, winning the “Sound of the Year” award in the category “Best Naturally Occuring Sound” as
well as the “Boughton Fieldcraft” award by the Wildlife Sound Recording Society.


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abby lee tee – hollow trunks (digital)

abby lee tee – nest – semisilent (digital)
ALT – beavers – duzz down san (digital)
abby lee tee & philip sulidae – troca iônica – tsss tapes (digital, tape)
ALT – disputed territory – duzz down san (digital, 12inch vinyl)

hinterland – capito / grenzenlos – tontraeger rec. (digital, 7inch vinyl)
hinterland – ned alla / obgfoan – tontraeger rec. (digital, 7inch vinyl)
abby lee tee – drones from the beaver lodge – cashmere radio / maerzmusik (digital)
abby lee tee – hornstrandir – vertical music (digital, tape)
abby lee tee – field sketches MMXIX–XX – falt (digital, tape)
abby lee tee – hedgehog standoff – self released (digital)
abby lee tee – regenrinne – hörpositionen (digital)

abby lee tee – the beaver family in may – f–o–m possible moistures compilation (digital)
mieux – unreal (abby lee tee remix) – affine rec. (digital)
abby lee tee – an other darkness – freakadelle 44-2 compilation (digital, 12inch vinyl)
abby lee tee – at the beaver lodge I – self released (digital, tape)
abby lee tee – at the beaver lodge II – self released (digital, tape)
abby lee tee – hausberg IV-V (album) – never anything records (digital, tape)
gc & abby lee tee – konfitüre IV – freakadelle 44-1 compilation (digital, tape)
abby lee tee – frogs of timișoara (syntopia:bega outtakes) – semisilent (digital)

helahoop – this (abby lee tee remix) – shash rec. (digital)
abby lee tee – imaginary friends II (album) – czaszka rec. (digital, tape)
abby lee tee – cohabiting species (album) – accidental records / shash rec. (digital, 12inch vinyl)
abby lee tee – manglabath (single) – klangfestival compilation (digital / cd)

juergen vonbank - how to not care (abby lee tee remix) — night defined recordings (digital, 12inch vinyl)

abby lee tee — imaginary friends I (album) — czaszka rec. (digital, tape)

abby lee tee & gc — guten quak — shash rec. compilation #4 (digital)
jin yerei — introspeccion (abby lee tee remix) — (digital)
abby lee tee — riverside burrows (album) — shash rec. (digital, 10inch vinyl)
abby lee tee — herbert's archive (album) — dinzu artefacts (digital, tape)

monophobe — lotus bloom (abby lee tee remix) — shash rec. (digital)
abby lee tee — by accident remixes (album) — shash rec. (digital)

abby lee tee — remixes #1 (digital)
abby lee tee — by accident (album) — shash rec. (digital, 12inch vinyl)
hinterland — bis ana reat (album) — tontraeger rec. (digital, cd, 12inch vinyl)
ages — chances (abby lee tee remix) — etage noir (digital)

leeux — truckin (single) — (digital)
ritornell & abby lee tee — melting sphere (single) — 15pcs. (digital, 7inch vinyl)
stikz & abby lee tee — slow muzi — shash rec. compilation #3 (digital)
ritornell — aquarium eyes (abby lee tee remix) — (digital)

stratasoul — lovesigh (abby lee tee remix) — ajlavmjuzik (digital)
broken sequence — froomious b (abby lee tee remix) — (digital)
abby lee tee — speechless affairs (album) — shash rec. (digital)

elliot — warm jazz rain (abby lee tee remix) — frequency lab (digital)
a.g.trio — countably infinite (abby lee tee remix) — etage noir (digital)
stikz — mssd up (leeux remake) — shash rec. (digital)
minor sick & abby lee tee — sundayday (single) — 15pcs. (7inch vinyl)
kalifornia kurt, feux & abby lee tee — gossip (single) — 15pcs. (7inch vinyl)
abby lee tee — fairy floss (single) — shash rec. (digital)

hinterland — voixsmusik (album) — tontraeger rec. (digital, cd)
abby lee tee — stray cat (ep) — shash rec. (digital, 12inch vinyl)
abby lee tee — stray cat remixes (ep) — shash rec. (digital)
roman rauch — bobs revenge (abby lee tee remix) — (digital)
ritornell — emere (abby lee tee remix) — (digital)

hinterland — zwa seitn (album) — hillbilly rec. (digital, cd)
hinterland — seitnwechsl (remix album) — hillbilly rec. (digital, cd)
abby lee tee — from the hill sphere (ep) — hillbilly rec. (digital)
pixelord — cybernator (abby lee tee remix) — error broadcast (digital)
abby lee tee — old savage om / creakin wood (single) — hillbilly rec. (digital)
hinterland — voixsmusik (single) — hillbilly rec. (digital, 12inch vinyl)

© Foto: Frances Cat


We can’t imagine anything more playful than an otter; in this artist, the creature has met its human counterpart.
Richard Allen — a closer listen

More brilliance from Austria.
Gilles Peterson

Water, rooting pigs, and animal splashes all figure into the work, which flows as gracefully as the alpine streams it celebrates.
Byron Coley — the wire

There are field recordings, preparations, stories of squeaking toys, bells, windchimes, clapping and so on. What’s more important is the aspect of the pursuit. A childlike but somewhat towards intimacy which is quite rare in experimental music.
Hubert Heathertoes

“Cohabiting Species” marks Abby Tee Lee out as one to watch for a filigree blend of field recordings with ambient pads and fractalized offbeats, as previously heard on sides for Austrian label Shash.

Even though it’s often hard to identify their original sound source, these recordings are extremely evocative. Natural rhythms appear for short periods, then dissipate forever. Water streams flow and bubble, while “small-clawed otters, corncrakes and other fauna” contribute too. Abby Lee Tee arranges and conducts this wide range of sounds with an impeccable narratorial instinct, and while “Herbert’s Archive” is short, it manages to sail across a whole world of unexplored sonic territory.
Adam Badí Donoval – Tiny Mix Tapes

“Riverside Burrows” is a celebration of long summer nights spent on the banks of a small river with the sounds of nature surrounding you. I am enamored with this album. You can’t help but feel the sunshine on your back with this recording.
Sigil of Brass

Austria, Vienna in particular, got Dorian Concept and The Clonious when it comes to forward-thinking beat music. Both of these guys have a unique style rooted in Jazz, Soul and Funk, but filtered and distorted by their love for electronic (dance-)
music. While the scene strongly focuses on the US Bay Area and the UK, originating from Austria makes you an outsider still. But being overlooked is not necessarily a problem. Abby Lee Tee calls Linz home, and what we hear from down there is 100%
next level shit.
Sven Swift — error broadcast

Abby Lee Tee produziert Sounds, die mit den Attributen experimentell, organisch, tanzbar und allenfalls als divers bezeichnet werden können. Vielleicht einfach ein Beweis dafür, dass man als Musiker und Künstler vielseitig sein muss. Die Musik, die Abby Lee Tee seit 2007 herausbringt, durchzieht dennoch ein authentischer Faden, dessen charakteristische Merkmale zerbrochene Beats und euphorisch bis bedrohliche Klänge – viel zu feinmaschig, um brachial zu wirken – bilden. Abby Lee Tee schafft Atmosphären und zeichnet Bilder sowohl mit synthetisch generierten als auch der Natur entstammenden Klangfarben, denen man sich in Summe kaum zu entziehen vermag und deren gemeinsames Ganzes weit mehr ergibt als dessen Einzelteile…
Lucia Laggner — mica, music austria

»Fairy Floss«, a new track by multifaceted Austrian artist Abby Lee Tee, follows the free download of »Techno Hearts« we posted back in February, and is signi ficantly less abstract, although still open to interpretation. Described by Abby Lee Tee as a single composition rather than a music video and a song, the music indeed matches the introspectiveness of its visual counterpart.
Rebecca Bratburd — xlr8r

Es wurde schon anderswo mehr als einmal gesagt, aber einer der Gründe, warum Electronica und Sampledelia aus Österreich so gut gehen, ist dass sie sich den Brandmarken ihrer Herkunft entziehen. Spuren afrikanischer Gesänge, ambiente Waberklängen und wie Züge in Zeitlupe durch den Track fahrende Beats und Loops treffen da auf Vogelstimmen und alle möglichen Found Sounds, die von überall auf dieser Welt her stammen könnten.
Robert Rotifer — Popfest


sound of the year award
boughton fieldcraft award
bka startstipendium
riversssounds residency
national parks austria medienstipendium
sounds of prut residency
linz sounds


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