Nicolas Jaar’s Other People to Debut Pierre Bastien and Tomaga Collaboration with Album
'Bandiera Di Carta' LP lands September 20.
Bastien has been called a “mad musical scientist with a celebrity following” by The Guardian, and has collaborated with the likes of filmmaker Pierrick Sorin, fashion designer Issey Miyake, composer Robert Wyatt, and Aphex Twin, who released three of his albums on Rephlex.
Tomaga have made more than a dozen records since forming in 2014, pursuing a path of fearless experimentation that has won them fans and plaudits, including Thurston Moore, with whom they collaborated on the CAN Project with Malcolm Mooney, Deb Goodge, and others in 2017.
For each piece, Bastien creates a world in which Tomaga introduce their musical palette. We’re told that the results are curiously evocative of free jazz by the likes of Sun Ra or Art Ensemble of Chicago paired with the percussive sound worlds of artists like Francis Bebey or Muslimgauze, along with the exotic tonal landscapes of composers like Catherine Christer Hennix, Carl Stone, or Egisto Macchi.
“All three musicians seem to find space to bloom in ways that are markedly different to their individual work,” the label explains, “and the resulting album is a strikingly original and powerfully bold affirmation of what can happen when venturing beyond the normal in pursuit of the other.”
Bandiera Di Carta follows Vtgnike’s album on Other People this year. Since 2013, the label has released work from Patrick Higgins, Lucrecia Dalt, Darkside, Ezekiel Honig, Vaghe Stelle, Nicolas Jaar himself, and more.
Bandiera Di Carta LP lands September 20, with the title-track streaming below.
A1 / 1. Senza
A2 / 2. Pipes Of Dunkirk
A3 / 3. Bandiera Di Carta
A4 / 4. The Meeting
B1 / 5. Machines With Ideas
B2 / 6. Paper Ritual
B3 / 7. Doldrum
B4 / 8. Circles In The Ruins