Free World (2015)

by Talibam!

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Free World was released in 2015 by Körper/Leib (Napoli/ITALY) as Körper 004 -- a 40-minute cassette (plus digital) lim. Ed. of 100 (now sold out). This is the first installment in Part Two of Talibam!’s Launch Pad series. The Launch Pad series was created by Talibam! to explore new sound relationships in the digital world. Using recent album releases by contemporary artists as the launching pad, Talibam! feels inspired to paint and mold their music into a new species, blurring the lines between inconspicuous and conspicuous consumption/appropriation. Part 1 of the Launch Pad series is to encounter a contemporary album by improvising on top of it using instruments/midi/electronics/tape-manipulation and then to release this composite dialogue. In Part 2 of the Launch Pad series, the Extraction part, Talibam! filters their own improvisations from part one's composite and uses this extracted material to make a new sonic environment -- a cultural evolution over the artist's original work by directly engaging with it through corporeal interpretation rather than mere psychical interpretation. Musically speaking -- but the aim is not merely musical -- one of the main goal's of the Launch Pad series is to establish new ways of making and creating music, and to arrive at musical landscapes that we may not have stumbled upon before. With the Launch Pad series, an audience can simply listen to the music as it is presented in Part 1, and yet they can also listen to the process on the way to creating the final album in Part 2.

"It’s also street music, free form art and a handful of other outsider scenes smooshed together in the band’s patty-caking hands." -Tiny Mix Tapes


released April 29, 2015

Matt Mottel + Kevin Shea: live instruments, midi, electronics, tape manipulation, etc.

Recorded/mixed/mastered by Talibam! at UNOR studios.


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Dadaist provocateurs with an innate love for the history of music. Talibam! is Matt Mottel and Kevin Shea.

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