ON AIR & OPEN FOR PUBLIC: Thursday 11.10.18 from 17h till 19h
TOMAGA channel various forms of multi-instrumentalism into music that moves by turns through industrial, jazz, psychedelia and minimalism, on it’s way to somewhere wholly other. Devoted to musical exploration, this London based duo obsessively deconstruct familiar tropes, looking for the tension that lies between improvisation and form.
Tomaga formed in 2014 and have already released an impressive discography. Their most recent releases are ‘Music for Visual Disorders’ and ‘Schleissen 5’
In November 2017 Tomaga performed a new original score for Kenneth Anger’s iconic ‘Lucifer Rising’ film at Cafe Oto in London. This score was performed at various festivals, the last performance of this score being at Meakusma festival ’18 in Eupen.
Tomaga were described by BBC Radio3 as ‘the best band in the UK’ after performing a session as part of The Great Escape Festival in Brighton in May 2017.
In April 2017 Tomaga comprised part of the 8 person ensemble who performed the CAN Project (alongside original Can singer Malcolm Mooney, Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and Steve Shelley, My Bloody Valentine’s Deb Goodge and others) at the Barbican (a show that sold out 2000 tickets in 8 hours). They were also named by avant-garde luminary Thurston Moore as one of the 5 bands you should know about right now in a recent article for NME.
They have been invited to tour with such musical luminaries as Wire, Deerhoof, Thurston Moore, FAUST, Lee Ranaldo and Silver Apples, plus collaborations with legendary French instrument maker Pierre Bastien .
Tomaga and Pierre Bastien began a collaboration in 2017, firstly for a performance at Fructose in Dunkirk, and secondly for a performance at Supersonic Festival in UK. In the process of these live collaborations they have prepared a recording of their unique collaboration which will be released on Nicolas Jaar’s ‘Other People’ imprint in February 2019.
They’ve recently been signed to Mute Song.
Watch and listen:
Tomaga NTS Live at Jazz Café:
Fist to Fist:
Alphabet of Night:
- Rekkez : Dr. Aida - Mutamassik
- Judas Goat - Filastine
- Neskaties - NSRD
- Stars of Golan Heights - Muzlimgauze
- Zap Pow - River (David Madden)
- ??Sabbath?? - ?DEL?
- Common Ground - Lali Puna
- Marimbula - Ramuntcho Matta
- The Golden Path Pt. 1 - ?CZN?
- In Den Gärten Pharaos - Popol Vuh
- Rattling Cage - Forest Swords
- Espelhos - Walter Smetak & Conjunto Microtons
- Desce??t 001??
- Canto Ecuménico - Filipe Pires
- Whitewater - Tortoise
- Golden Crescent - Max Loderbauer
- Amoroso - Christopher Matthews