TOMAGA is two musicians on a quest to deconstruct their normal sonic palette and create a new and unfamiliar sound world. Having played as musicians for years in bands such as The Oscillation, Shit N Shine, Neon Neon, Raime, Voice Of Seven Thunders, Luke Roberts and countless others, TOMAGA channels multi-instrumentalism into music that is by turns reminiscent of industrial, jazz, psychedelia and minimalism.
Rather than the complex, abstract sound that we might have expected to result from their totally unfettered musical explorations, the duo’s minimalist compositions are darkly psychedelic, elusive and deeply imbued with images – as though they have set some curiously unsettled, surreal dreams to music.
After their first, self-produced cassette, Sleepy Jazz For Tired Cats, which was released last year, TOMAGA returns this autumn with its first album -Futura Grotesk which will be released on Hands in the Dark.
The two multi-instrumentalists offer us a stunning first experimental work that sounds mature, rich and refreshingly original.
18 November – Point FMR, Paris (FR) w/ Silver Apples
19 November – Occii, Amsterdam (NL) w/ Silver Apples
20 November – Le Guess Who? Festival, Utrecht (NL)
21 November – Kammerflimmern / UT Connewitz, Leipzig (DE) w/ Deaf Center
29 November – Discipline Party At Garage Sound, Bari (IT)
03 December – Corsica Studios, London (UK) w/ Silver Apples
01. Alphabet Of Night (03:51)
02. Long Term Green (03:29)
03. Malintesi (02:31)
04. Futura Grotesk (04:18)
05. Taste The Indifference (03:26)
06. Mountain Opener (07:51)
07. Days Like They Were Before (04:38)
Cat #: HITD 023
Vinyl LP – 500 copies on black vinyl
w/ free mp3 download coupon
Release date: 12th November 2014
More info: handsinthedarkrecords.com/futuragrotesk/
Tomaga releases new album, Futura Grotesk