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Image: 1610948 Personnel: Matthew Mottel: Mini Moog, Midi Synths, Yamaha CS1x, Roland Juno 1, Roland Lucina, Arp Solus, Kevin
Shea: drums, MIDI Marimba Lumina, Preston Spurlock: cover art

Track Listing:
A1. "Antarctica shall be used for peaceful purposes only" (Article 1)
A2. Human Interference and the Failure to Ratify
A3. Reign of Primordial Tenure on the Ice Shelf
B1. The Telegenic Annexation of Territorial Expanse in the West
B2. Obsequious Resources Duly Exploited De Novo
B3. Breach of Ecology on the Seabed (Biodiversity in Shambles)
B4. Cost-Effective Drilling Enabled by Pioneering Technologies and Warmer Climates in the Southern Ocean
B5. RISE OF THE DEFENDERS OF ANTARCTICA

Overview: Endgame of the Anthropocene marks Talibam!’s return to ESP-Disk', a partnership begun in 2009 with the
highly acclaimed Boogie in the Breeze Blocks album. Talibam! is a 14-year working unit based in New York City that can
be described in various ways -- as a classic keyboards/drums expanded-jazz duo, as Dadaist provocateurs with an innate
love for the history of music, as a Fluxus-informed theater troupe, as an electronic ensemble inspired by Stockhausen,
or as a rhythm section at the cross hair of agility, speed, punctuation, and intention. Since their inception in 2003,
Talibam!’s ultimate goal has been to wed disparate ideologies through proficiency, controversy, inquiry, and
compassion. Every Talibam! album attacks from a different angle, Endgame continues this tradition of each new release
sounding completely different from everything they've done before, as does HARD VIBE (ESP5015), which will be
released on the same day.
Talibam! has made a geopsychic prediction: after it expires in 2048, the Antarctic Treaty System will be rejected.
As the rest of the planet will have been rendered uninhabitable due to wars rooted in overpopulation, global warming,
and the relentless exploitation of diminishing resources, human interference and the failure to ratify will lead to
international war over the sovereignty and control of Antarctica’s vast resources. Endgame of the Anthropocene is
Talibam!’s first cinematic album of through-composed ecogothic geosonics. It is the soundtrack to 2048’s despotic
nationalism and crumbling international infrastructure, underscoring an eco-mercantilistic tragedy and the desperate
plundering of the last pristine landscape on Earth. This inevitable destruction of Antarctica’s purity marks the globalenvironmental
endgame of the Anthropocene. Endgame of the Anthropocene is a dystopian sonic pronouncement of
failed socio-environmental memes, and features Talibam!’s emergence into hyperkinetic rhythm-based instrumental/
electronic music. Syncopation via polyrhythmic electronic drum and synth pads create corporeal dance floor beats that
would make a super computer perturbed. Kevin Shea is a master of cyber swing and ecowar rhythm — on this record, he
keeps it android yet anthropoid, like Aphex Twin meeting a hologram Phil Collins. Keyboardist Matt Mottel anchors wide
sweeps of analog synthesis — his sonic palette oscillating between the Silver Apples, Sun Ra, and Arca via an Arduino
beta bass drop. This music is hallucinatory composition — electronic muzik via an ethnographic sonic landscape
influenced by Parmegiani, Don Cherry, Front 242, Hailu Mergia, Vangelis, Suicide, Islam Chipsy, Stockhausen and DJ
Shadow. Available from 22.09.2017
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