TALIBAM!'s debut album was a self-titled CDr released by Evolving Ear Records in November of 2005. It has since sold out, so we are making it available here.
Notes from the original release:
Evolving Ear presents the first "official" release by New York City's Talibam!
Think Media Dreams -vintage Sun Ra organ blowouts locking in with saxophone feedback and a single Plunderphonic-ed Keith Moon drum fill for 40 minutes. Or, imagine Andy Kaufman sitting in on keyboards with Borbetomagus at next year's ABC No Rio benefit. Whoa.
Each copy of Talibam! is packaged in a cut up recycled LP cover with a vinyl insert and a photo of a lone Silver Apples fan taken in Union Square in 1969.
"Agro-improv troupe Talibam! will surely harsh your mellow. A cross between noise-rock, free-jazz and unabashed fuckeduppedness, Talibam! is audio terrorism at its most playful...drummer Kevin Shea and the hideous gurgles of what might be Speak & Spells (Matt Mottel, synth) suffocating under distortion pedals (Ed Bear, feedbacksaphone)." - Chris Weingarten, Village Voice
"The music matches the mania of the packaging perfectly as the trio let loose a ...blast of sonic sludge that gleefully destroys everything in it's path, as if on a mission." - Edwin Pouncey, The Wire
released November 1, 2005
Matt Mottel (synthesizer) and Kevin Shea (drums) w/guest Ed Bear (feedbacksophone). Recorded on 8-track cassette at Kokainne Studios in June '2005 by Brooke Gillespie and Steve Conover. Mixed By Steve Conover.
Each CD-R was packaged in a unique cut-up LP sleeve and included a sliver of a vinyl record with a pasted-on insert featuring a Silver Apples photo.