tigue — tigue

booking album release tour May 25 — June 12

for more booking information contact Matt Evans [ thisismattevans@gmail.com ]

album available April 27th, 2018 w/ New Amsterdam & NNA Tapes 

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about the project

tigue's self-titled is a collection of hypnotic compositions rendered in ecstatic complexity. like it's members (Amy Garapic, Carson Moody, and Matt Evans), the music is honest and radiantly affirming; an intricate patchwork where instrumental lines and textures, like uniquely patterned autonomous organisms, go in and out of alignment to produce a vibrating landscape. the music is ambient, rhythmic, minimal, angular, exuberant and ultimately universal.

the pieces in this collection are constructed through human relationships. contemporary music making carries with it an expectation of synthesis and digitization, but in this album these elements are limited. tigue writes with a sense of primacy — together, in a room, with vibraphones, drums, synthesizers, gongs and garbage — and each sound stays intimately connected with it's personal signature. throughout these tracks, tigue (often identifying as a percussion trio) transcends the limitations and expectations of their instrumentation through ingenuity and collaboration to construct trance-inducing soundscapes beyond categorization.

in a sense, the album is a luminous, abstract, non-narrative object (or fluid musical entity) that funnels inspiration from pattern, landscape, object, and humanity.

press

"High-octane" - New York Times

"...an imaginative, distinctive, hypnotic yet kinetic blend of indie classical, minimalism, postrock and drone music."  - New York Music Daily

highlighted performances

Jun 28, 2017 — Stavros Niarchos Festival (Athens, Greece) 
Jun 2,  2017 — National Sawdust (Brooklyn, NY) w/ Innov Gnawa and Underground System
May 22, 2017 — Cafe OTO (London, England) w/ Man Forever
March 24, 2017 — Celebrity Series of Boston (Boston, MA) w/ Innov Gnawa
Jan 1, 2017 — Winter Jazzfest 2017 (New York, NY) 
Oct 29, 2016 — Zemlika Festival (Durbe, Latvia)
Aug 6, 2016 — Celebrate Brooklyn Festival (Brooklyn, NY) 

album credits

Amy Garapic - Percussion, Drumkit, Vibraphone
Carson Moody - Percussion, Drumkit, Kalimba
Matt Evans - Percussion, Keyboards and Guitar

with

Tristan Kasten Krause - Bass (Triangle)
Benedict Kupstas - Guitar (Triangle)
Seth Manchester - Guitar (Triangle)
Trevor Wilson - Wurlitzer (Triangle)
Eliot Krimsky - OP1 (Triangle)

written in 2015 and 2016; recorded in 2016 mostly at Machines with Magnets, Providence, RI with some overdubs in Brooklyn, NY and Asheville, NC

mixed by Seth Manchester (Machines with Magnets)
mastered by Heba Kadry (Timeless Mastering)

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