released May 18, 2018
TALIBAM! celebrates their 15th anniversary as a band with this unprecedented, highly ambitious 15-album box set of all new material for 2018 -- 15 NEW albums were completed for this box set! Talibam!'s 15th Anniversary Box Set features a thrilling range of beloved collaborators and is presented over 8 CDs (2 albums per CD) -- Syeus Mottel's photography beautifully spans the covers. The 5th CD in every box set is autographed by Talibam!'s Matt Mottel & Kevin Shea. Limited to 100 copies, the weight of each box set is approximately 9oz.
TALIBAM! is Matt Mottel (synthesizers, piano, electronics, effects, banjo, voice) and Kevin Shea (acoustic/electronic drums, effects, voice, programming).
All albums mixed/mastered by Talibam! except where noted.
I. Talibam! + Audrey Chen (voice) & Phil Minton (voice) — Purple Piano (tracks 1-4). Recorded by Talibam! at Purple Piano NYC.
II. Talibam! + Tamio Shiraishi (sax) & David Watson (guitar/bagpipes) — Seizure’s Palace remixes from the Transynthorbital Implant sessions (tracks 5-8). Recorded by Jason Lafarge at Seizure’s Palace NYC. talibam.bandcamp.com/album/transynthorbital-implant
III. Talibam! + Alan Wilkinson (saxophones) — Malice Aforethought Konfrontationen16 (track 1-6). Recorded live at Konfrontationen Nickelsdorf. talibam.bandcamp.com/album/malice-aforethought
IV. Talibam! — Sequenzas for Cello, Bb Bass Clarinet, Guitar, & Tuba/Distortion (tracks 7-10). Composed by Kevin Shea.
V. Talibam! + Joe McPhee (sax/trumpet/electronics), Sandy Ewen (guitar/electronics) & Luke Stewart (bass) — Lone Pine Road (tracks 1-4). Recorded by Eli at Lone Pine Road, Mixed by Weasel Walter in North America.
VI. Talibam! + Audrey Chen (voice) — Elastic Upload (tracks 5-7). Recorded by Will Redman in Baltimore, by Audrey Chen in Berlin, and by Talibam! in NYC at UNOR.
VII. Talibam! + Ron Stabinsky — Trio For Timpani & Synthesizer (track 1). Recorded by Talibam! in NYC at UNOR. Composed by Kevin Shea.
VIII. Talibam! — Marimba Files Launch Pad Extraction 2 (tracks 2-3). Recorded by Talibam! in NYC at PH2, UNOR, and RhinoWerkz. talibam.bandcamp.com/album/the-marimba-files-lpe2
IX. Talibam! + Jeremy Wilms — Sanifarian Equipage (tracks 1-9). Recorded in NYC by Andrew Barker at BPM. Mixed by Jeremy Wilms in NYC. sanifarianequipage.bandcamp.com/releases
X. Talibam! — Techno Chango (tracks 10-19). Recorded in NYC by Talibam! at 14 Wall Street and UNOR.
XI. Colin L. & Talibam! — B. Joel Cover Band (tracks 1-5). Recorded by Colin L. at Purple Piano NYC. Additional recordings at Piano’s/UnionPool NYC. Mixed by Colin L. in NYC at Colin’s, and by Talibam! at UNOR NYC. talibam.bandcamp.com/album/billy-joel-cover-band-2
XII. Talibam! — Itri Riff Probe (tracks 6-15). Recorded and mixed by Talibam! in NYC at GuineaHills, UNOR, Wall Street. Initial recordings in Itri/ITALY at
XIII. Matt Mottel (banjo/synth) + Steve Dalachinsky (voice/poetry)— s/t (tracks 1-3). Mixed by Matt Mottel in NYC.
XIV. Kevin Shea Quintet (tracks 4-6) feat. Sam Kulik (trombone), Ron Stabinsky (piano), Tim Dahl (synth) & Tom Blancarte (bass). Recorded by John White at Midtown Sound NYC. Mixed by Kevin Shea at UNOR NYC. kevinshea.bandcamp.com/album/kevin-shea-quintet
XV. Talibam! — Box Set In Tandem (track 1). Assembled by Talibam! at UNOR NYC.
XVI. BONUS PODCAST — Talibam! discusses their 15th Anniversary Box Set (track 2). Recorded by Talibam! at WFMU.