Inspired by Druid history and folklore, sophomore follow-up to 2011’s “Bonfire Diaries” out April 16th.
Taara Tati of Metal Mother. Photo Credit: Leo Volk Matis.
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“Prism” is the first official single from the upcoming Ionika by Metal Mother
“I drew much of my inspiration for Ionika from Druid history and folklore,” says Taara Tati of Metal Mother. Following-up to her 2011 debut Bonfire Diaries, the Oakland artist’s latest is scheduled for release on April 16th via her own Post Primal label. Black Book has exclusively premiered the album’s first official single “Prism” today.
Tati’s unique use of heavy electronic and tribal drums, obscure arrangements, Celtic-melancholic vocal layering, and dark, analog synth melodies are what first drew attention to her work in 2011. The sounds came together in a way that pleased fans of artists such as Cocteau Twins, Kate Bush, Enya, and Nine Inch Nails.
Bonfire Diaries”, and its mesmerizing video for the single “Shake,” went on to receive numerous press accolades, including a “Best of 2011” designation from the San Francisco Bay Guardian which described Tati as “some sort of neon, acid-drenched wood nymph.” San Francisco-based glossy SOMA described Bonfire Diaries as “full of beautiful, eerie, unfamiliar sounds,” and Performer Magazine gave Metal Mother its cover.
Now Tati has made good on the promise of her first record with Ionika, a stunning sophomore set. “Ionika differs from Bonfire Diaries in that one of the main intentions of this album is to get energy up when the songs are performed live,” says Tati. “The faster pulse of this album probably reflects my ongoing restlessness. It seems the more I do, the more I want to do.”
Ionika, the sophomore Metal Mother album, is scheduled for release on the artist’s own Post Primal label on April 16th, 2013. The album’s lead track “Mind_off” and its first official single “Prism,” are both streaming now. Taara Tati of Metal Mother is available for interviews. Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.
(Post Primal – April 16th, 2013)
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