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Narcissyphus LP

Neutronic star composites of syndication.

Colorblind racist in little lamb clothes,

What’s become of our salvation?

L.P. NARCISSYPHUS (out 1.21.19) is a return to straight-ahead songwriting for Tavo Carbone and his most confident artistic work to date. The album traverses a broad spectrum of musical genres while retaining a fluid, distinct and honed dialect — mutating contemporary Pop with musical elements of Experimental, Folk, Punk, Dub, Chamber and even aspects of Hip-Hop as a verbally engaging and architecturally elaborate body of produced work.

Narcissyphus prominently features landscapes of cello played by longtime collaborator Adele Mori, plus piano by former teacher Allen Shawn for the Charles Ives cover Like a Sick Eagle. Containing 11 songs — such as “All the People” “Who’s The Boss?” and “Douchebag Caveat” — the album finds Carbone playing a multitude of instruments (guitar, bass, ukulele, piano, organs, mellotron, samplers, accordion and percussion that includes power drill, cheese grater, house keys and a dog leash), harking back to early 4-track machine recordings but unabashedly embracing the limitless palette of contemporary expression in a digital era. Engineered & Mixed by Benjamin Mayock, complete with artwork by Tavo and music videos by Connor Kammerer.

This 11-song L.P. explores the transitory themes of home, identity, family, colonization, and social disintegration via spiritual corrosion in modern-day corporate America.

Narcissyphus will be available on January 21st 2019 @ 8 PM EST, initially as a Digital Download. Compact Disc & Tape formats purchasable at shows for time being. On Spotify / iTunes in February, along with entire discography. Narcissyphus Tour leg 1 begins late January 30 - March 23, solo — Continuing through the year on several legs with live musicians and video art projection.

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Albums

DIGITAL DOWNLOADS on BANDCAMP.

ALBUMS ARE $7.00 MINIMUM OR PAY-WHAT-YOU-WISH. ALL CONTRIBUTIONS KEEP TAVO FED, CLOTHED AND SINGING. COMPACT DISC & TAPE FORMATS AVAILABLE ONLY AT SHOWS FOR TIME BEING.

Video by Horace Wendell. Soft Align excerpt from Disco Forest (2013).

DISCO FOREST  (2013)

DISCO FOREST (2013)

2/3 SKELETON  (2007)

2/3 SKELETON (2007)

HORSE’S MOUTH  (2010)

HORSE’S MOUTH (2010)

at Carriage Barn at Park McCullough, N. Bennington VT - 8.25.18 -  Photography © TW Collins 2018
FORWARD  (2008)

FORWARD (2008)

UP THE BEANSTALK  (2003)

UP THE BEANSTALK (2003)

P   erforming both Solo Acoustic & bald eagle Electric-Karaoke dates

Performing both Solo Acoustic & bald eagle Electric-Karaoke dates

EAR TRAINING  (2007)

EAR TRAINING (2007)

CAVALCADE  (2002)

CAVALCADE (2002)

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