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tētēma STREAM "TENZ" FROM DEBUT ALBUM, GEOCIDAL
NEW DUO FROM ANTHONY PATERAS AND MIKE PATTON
San Francisco, Oct. 30, 2014 – tētēma, a new duo featuring Australian composer/pianistAnthony Pateras and Mike Patton share "Tenz," a song from the pair's forthcoming debut album,Geocidal (Dec. 9, Ipecac Recordings): https://soundcloud.com/ipecacrecordings/tetema-tenz/s-omCvO.
"This track experiments with a palimpsest of rhythmic microcosms, consisting of drums, voice, arp 2600, contrabass recorder, nylon string guitar and marimba," explained Pateras. "The orchestration attempts to create kaleidoscopic barber pole effect : a constantly rotating electro-acoustic cross-pollination which culminated in some kind of brutal polychronic trance music, albeit with a glockenspiel coda."
The Quietus said of the song: "Judging from 'Tenz'...the album promises to be an intriguing affair. It opens with the lumbering rhythmical heft that immediately brings to mind Cut Hands, before Patton's incantatory vocals surface and we skirt through jazzy touches and gentle inflections of contrabass recorder and synth, culminating in a full-on, howled assault."
Geocidal is very much Pateras' vision realized over one and a half years of recording. The record combines various musical elements from analogue electronics, strings, winds, brass, orchestral percussion, and vocals - each recorded in a different location which as Pateras describes, creates a "displaced, almost vaporous intensity - it comes from everywhere and nowhere." Every one of these musical elements on Geocidal was also played live, with no samples, handcrafted and performed by a human - stemming from a desire to base everything on feel and instinct. Ultimately then, it represents universality and timelessness in music.
On Geocidal, Pateras balances these kaleidoscopic elements from controlled brooding electronics to unrestrained explosive outbursts. Frenetic, trance-inducing percussion punctuates much of the record, making way for more spacious grooves and jazz rhythms. Elsewhere, widescreen string compositions rouse and stirring piano parts creep in, shifting into film noir atmospherics. All the while, this expansive sonic architecture allows Mike Patton much freedom to display his vast array of vocal techniques.
Combining this method of live recording, and the cross-pollination of an array of musical talent, Pateras allows for absolute stylistic freedom which makes Geocidal a very dynamic and unclassifiable album, where quality is never compromised over the quantity of ideas on display. As Tiny Mix Tapes said of Pateras’ music, it offers a look as to where “trailblazers of avant-garde are heading,” adding music lovers will “be captivated by his bold creative foray.”
GEOCIDAL TRACK LIST:
1. INVOCATION OF THE SWARM
2. PURE WAR
4. THE HELL OF NOW
5. TEN YEARS TRICKED
6. 3-2-1 CIVILISATION
9. KID HAS GOT THE BOMB
10. EMPTINESS OF ECSTACY
11. DEATH IN TANGIERS
|SCION AV PRESENTS THIRD MAN RECORDS' OLIVIA JEAN LIVE ON 11/15|
Third Man Records' Olivia Jean Live
Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 7-10pm
Scion AV Installation - 7667 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA - (323) 272-4266
Scion Audio Visual, the creative enterprise of Scion devoted to the discovery, nurture, funding, and distribution of compelling music and arts programming, is excited to present an installation from Third Man Records and Olivia Jean, which will go up in Scion's installation space starting November 15th.
The installation will be centered on multi-instrumentalist Olivia Jean's Jack White-produced debut album Bathtub Love Killings. The space will feature exclusive Olivia Jean and Third Man Records merchandise. Jean, formally front woman of the Black Belles, has performed all over the world with highlight performances on Colbert Report, Conan, and Letterman, and will perform selections from her debut album live on opening night.
The opening reception is on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 7pm at the Scion AV Installation located at 7667 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA. It is free and requires RSVP. The Installation will be up in the space until December 8th.