They say that judging in one’s own cause is complicated, however, in this specific case, the sentence was swift and appropriate. I, Tam, in an effort to save the judicial system some time, pleaded guilty to all charges, concerning the contents of this work.
These “Six Elegies For The Northern Hemisphere” were composed between 2019 and 2021, in a kind of creative retreat in Alto Minho, near Molêdo. The influences were the Atlantic Ocean at the tip of the nose, Santa Tecla’s hill in the corner of my eye and the stars placed on my forehead, however, when thetime for the baptism finally came, the balance tipped over towards the constellations. All in Latin, as astronomers and my particular esteem for dead languages dictate.
As for the musical style, it is up to me to say that the pieces are essentially ambient music with a hint of sea breeze, or dense drones very much alike the typical night fog of that particular region of the country. But, if you prefer, you can also go with the definition that my friend Miguel came up with, some time ago, when he listened to the album for the first time: “This is like a post-rave scene for tired people.”
Love it, or not, the job is done…
WB 016 – Tam – Seis Elegias Para O Hemisfério Norte (Six Elegies For The Northern Hemisphere) – LP
Release Date: 01/05/2022