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TALIBAM! - Endgame Of The Anthropocene (ESP-Disk')
“Antarctica shall be used for peaceful purposes only (Art. I).”
“No acts or activities taking place while the present Treaty is in force shall constitute a basis for asserting, supporting or denying a claim to territorial sovereignty in Antarctica or create any rights of sovereignty in Antarctica. No new claim, or enlargement of an existing claim to territorial sovereignty in Antarctica shall be asserted while the present Treaty is in force (Art. IV ).” - The Antarctic Treaty
Talibam! has made a geopsychic prediction: after it expires in 2048, the Antarctic Treaty System will be rejected. As the rest of the planet will have been rendered uninhabitable due to wars rooted in over population, global warming and the relentless exploitation of diminishing resources, human interference and the failure to ratify will lead to a final international war over the sovereignty and control of Antarctica’s vast resources.
Endgame Of The Anthropocene (ESP-Disk’) is Talibam!’s first cinematic album of through-composed ecogothic geosonics. It is the soundtrack to 2048’s despotic nationalism and crumbling international infrastructure, underscoring an eco-mercantilistic tragedy and the desperate plundering of the last pristine landscape on Earth. This inevitable destruction of Antarctica’s purity marks the global-environmental endgame of the Anthropocene.
Endgame Of The Anthropocene is a dystopian sonic pronouncement of failed socio-environmental memes, and features Talibam!’s emergence into hyperkinetic rhythm-based instrumental/electronic music. Syncopation via polyrhythmic electronic drum and synth pads create corporeal dance floor beats that would make a super computer perturbed. Kevin Shea is a master of cyber swing and ecowar rhythm — on this record, he keeps it android yet anthropoid like Aphex Twin meets a hologram Phil Collins. Keyboardist Matt Mottel anchors wide sweeps of analog synthesis — his sonic palette oscillating between the Silver Apples, Sun Ra, and Arca via an Arduino beta bass drop.
This music is hallucinatory composition — electronic muzik via an ethnographic sonic landscape influenced by Parmegiani, Don Cherry, Front 242, Hailu Mergia, Vangelis, Suicide, Islam Chipsy, Stockhausen and DJ Shadow.
Endgame Of The Anthropocene marks Talibam!’s return to the legendary ESP-Disk’ record label, a partnership begun in 2009 with the release of the highly acclaimed Boogie In The Breeze Blocks album. Talibam! is thrilled to announce ESP-Disk’ will also be releasing their new long-from composition HARD VIBE (a cosmic-modular jazz quartet album featuring saxophonist Matt Nelson and Ron Stabinsky on B3 Organ).
released September 22, 2017
Cover art by Preston Spurlock
Recorded in Paris by Etienne Foyer at Instants Chavirés; recorded in NYC by Talibam! at Spormarang, PHB Studio, Studio UNOR, and 14 Wall Street; recorded in East Williamsburg by Andrew Barker at Barker Studios.
Mixed by Talibam!
Mastered by Frederic Alstadt at Ångström Mastering
Matt Mottel - mini moog, midi synths, Yamaha cs1x, Roland Juno 1, arp solus
Kevin Shea - drum set, midi mallet percussion