P.T.T.V – Post-Traumatic-Tele-Vision
E/N/T is Nathan Taare – and this, his latest, is a follow-up/continuation of the work on Central Complex. He’s as much sound-artist as musician, and the creeping/creepy, menacing works here are trans-genre in nature and approach, in fact post-genre, they trudge slowly, beat-less, through punk, noise and lo-fi worlds, with a post-modern/performance-art gleam in their eye. That seems to be what’s keeping them going, their energy derived from an ethos as much as an musical antecedent/s.
Seven tracks here, somewhere between an EP and an album once again – a perfect amount of time to spend as Taare, seemingly influenced by anything and everything he encounters (travel, music, the “bleak reality and toxicity of consumerist culture”) ploughs on as if My Life In The Bush of Ghosts (possibly as reworked by The Haxan Cloak) is (musical) manifesto.
Compiled and mixed in his mobile studio – a van – Taare is responsible for the artwork, the videos that will accompany, the live presentation of these works, the recording, mixing and making of the music and soundscapes here.
And then you get to simply name your price, pay what you like. My recommendation is you check it out. He’s clever, passionate and this is intense, yet accessible – thoroughly rewarding, invigorating and moving. There’s something going on here, bubbling away. He’s one to watch. One, more importantly, to listen to. So chuck in some coins if you can. E/N/T is sonic art, with enough of a political statement to engage with, not so much ever as to distract from the work, always to inform it.