Talibam!'s Matt Mottel (synthesizer) and Kevin Shea (drums) have been performing and recording together for over 10 years for the sake of music, for the sake of integrating critical reevaluation into the idea of what a band and music can be. Their enthusiasm for sound pitted against sound's sad desecration/humiliation through conspicuous commercial applications has led to the dissolving of their own self-contained borders in order to broaden their musical vocabulary and heighten stylistic shifts into an overarching manifesto on the state of music -- this critical awareness is the sum of their discography. Since their inception, Talibam! has remained devoted to their belief that the application of sonic diversity is paramount to the appreciation of human diversity. Talibam!'s ultimate goal has been to wed disparate ideologies through proficiency, questioning and compassion.

Phonometak Series #5

Phonometak Series 5
December, 2008
10inch LP
3 tracks
24 minutes

Talibam! is one of the most potent and fascinating bands in today’s music scene. The five plus years of interplay between Mottel and Shea has created one of the most unique and exciting live shows and some of the most powerfully recorded documents of any era. At a time when most culture sticks to conservative niche opportunities, Talibam! is interested in expansion and exploration; they manage to part the sea by not sticking to genre, aesthetic predisposition or the usual norms of what being a ‘band’ is. More inclined to put on a show that any and all will like, and not be stymied by “avant” type-casting, they have won over both unsuspecting and in the “know” audiences worldwide. The energy of Kevin Shea‘s full steam drumming is not to be missed, nor is the primal tone of Mottel‘s synth run through a Marshall Half Stack.

Jealousy Party, active Fiorentine ensemble from 1995, rape the suggestions of the free music (jazz and not only), avant-rock , the disturbed and unsociable electronics, squirts of songs, saxs, laptop and cds in flames and histrionic vocal manipulations. The mutant project expresses with delirium and destructured transparency the synthesis among creative astractism, expressive urgency, mad avant-gardist, theatricality and punk attitude.