Stream LP on Spotify/Tidal, etc., Purchase on Amazon / iTunes. Digital Download on BANDCAMP. Tape + Compact Disc formats available shows and via mail order. Vinyl release this autumn.
1. Dramaturgical Promulgations
2. Who’s The Boss?
3. Never Idle Hands
4. Douchebag Caveat
5. Like a Sick Eagle*
6. Narcissyphus / White Silence
7. Drive Your Body Like a Zombie
8. All The People
9. Eastern Colonialism
"A nightmarish collection of beautiful orchestration and playful weirdness...His unique brand of lyrical poetry will catch you off guard and is at times laugh-out-loud funny -- His voice is striking, often sounding like a downtrodden Disney character from the 1930’s. The depths he’s discovered in these recordings (especially fun in over-ear headphones) are a perfect compliment to the Trump-era hellscape -- " - Jay Purdy, The Extraordinaires
Neutronic: adj. (physics) Of or relating to a neutron or neutrons; consisting of neutrons. Also: specifically concerned with or employing neutrons in nuclear reactions.
People are the true flowers of life, and it has been a most precious pleasure to have temporarily strolled in your garden. - Lord Buckley
Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind. - William Shakespeare
Stereotypes lose their power when the world is found to be more complex than the stereotype would suggest. When we learn that individuals do not fit the group stereotype, then it begins to fall apart. - Ed Koch
Sweet it is, when on the high seas the winds are lashing the waters, to gaze from the land on another's struggles. - Lucretius
Majorities, of course, start with minorities. - Robert Moses
Colonialism: The policy of a polity seeking to extend or retain its authority over other people or territories, generally with the aim of developing or exploiting them to the benefit of the colonizing country and of helping the colonies modernize in terms defined by the colonizers, especially in economics , religion and health.
NARCISSYPHUS 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.
The LP prominently features landscapes of cello played by longtime collaborator Adele Mori, plus piano by Allen Shawn for the Charles Ives cover Like a Sick Eagle. Containing 10 songs — such as All the People, Who’s The Boss? and Douchebag Caveat — the album finds Tavo 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.
This 10 song L.P. explores the transitory themes of home, identity, family, colonization, and social disintegration via spiritual corrosion in modern-day corporate America.