It's like a quiet world concentrated on the beauty and the darkness of artists such as Sigur Rós and Jóhann Jóhannsson.
'Tale' is the debut album from Sontag Shogun, an combination of analog and digital electronics + piano project based in Brooklyn, New York, comprised of former members from [the] slowest runner [in all the world]. Even before releasing the album, they had already toured extensively in the US, Canada, EU, etc., where they drew the attention of many listeners, and now they'll release the debut album 'Tale' on Palaver Press and Ricco Label.
The album has been crafted by mixing lush piano melodies, with an electric sound to colour their quiet world, and vocals that engage the heart and mind of all listeners. Just as Maurice Utrillo was referred to as the "painter of white" in the past, Sontag Shogun draw their unique terrene using a palette of sounds. Once you connect to the tunes of surpassing beauty, you will find that you are removed from the physical world which you have been living.
released June 10, 2014
produced by Palaver Press / Ricco Label
all tracks composed by Ian Temple, Jeremy Young, Jesse Perlstein
Ian Temple : Piano
Jeremy Young : Reel-to-reel Tapes, Oscillators, Piezo’d objects
Jesse Perlstein : Laptop, Voice, Field recordings
Liam Singer : vocals on Let The Flies In
Cheryl Kingan : vocals on Let The Flies In
Jake Chudnow : tea-sipping on Beyond Wynd Gey
Zebulon : ghost ambience on Tale
All tracks composed by Ian Temple, Jeremy Young, Jesse Perlstein
All songs recorded and mixed in various locations by Sontag Shogun
Vocals on Let The Flies In recorded by Ian Bjornstad in Brooklyn
Mastered by James Plotkin
Post Mastered by KASHIWA Daisuke
Photo and Illustration by Takahiro Kido
Art Direction and Design by Jeremy Young, Takahiro Kido
official website www.sontagshogun.com