Up next on Nicolas Jaar‘s Other People label is Bandiera Di Carta, a collaborative album from Pierre Bastien and London-based experimental duo Tomaga (a.k.a Valentina Magaletti and Tom Relleen). 

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