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Cactides

by Titan to Tachyons

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Zarvoc
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Zarvoc Came across this group due to my love of other Kenny Grohowski-affiliated projects (Abraxas, Imperial Triumphant, SC3) and instantly fell in love. Came for the Tycho Magnetic grooves, stayed for the Starthinker is Obsolete. Never heard melodies quite like these!
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bcb723 "Cactides" gets way out there real quick. Fusion-jazz informed prog metal with some seriously challenging psychedelic guitar runs (how many metal releases can call on both early Al DiMeola and "Live/Dead" as guitar tone touchpoints?). I'm also always huge fan of anything including Kenny Grohowski & he once again puts on a drumming clinic. So if you are a metalhead who may also have an equal love for The Mahavishnu Orchestra & "On The Corner" then this is the record for your jazzmetal soul. Favorite track: Tycho Magnetic.
Jono Schneider
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Jono Schneider Oh, this is the coolest heavy weird shit! Tons of great ideas. Sally’s guitar playing is so gnarled and fabulous. I love this band.
dag_nabbhett
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dag_nabbhett I like Ian's idea of a space metal tortoise.
Giles
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Giles So much spooky, groovy, complicated, and loud fun to be had. Many points of reference but the music blasts off in all directions from them. Unlike most metal or metal-adjacent music there's no attempt to colour within the lines of certain tropes, everything is very confidently itself. Joy plus freshness! Favorite track: Everybody's Dead, Dave.
Lovdahl, Ian
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Lovdahl, Ian i listened to Cactides twice back-to-back and bought it soon after. a field recording of outer dimensions, realms of warped metal and cosmic avant-garde. at times soaring delirious like early UFO, or a space metal Tortoise, but T3 aren’t derivative in the slightest.
far out. Favorite track: Everybody's Dead, Dave.
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“If you’re into the out-there sounds of Secret Chiefs 3, John Zorn, and other related stuff in this realm, you may wanna check out this album too.” – BrooklynVegan

“Inspired by surrealistic sci-fi, the collective use their full power on ‘Earth, And Squidless,’ walking the fine line between avant-garde and full-on metallic. If 2020 is a new golden age for experimental (and experiential) metal, TITAN TO TACHYONS stand at the forefront of this new era. Heavy, forward-thinking, and unapologetic, this is a new reality.” – PopMatters

‪“With their excellent full-length debut Cactides, we can now add TITAN TO TACHYONS to the list of modern purveyors of this stylistic niche, such as Behold… The Arctopus, Dysrhythmia, and Ground Patrol. […] And while it’s definitely cliché to compare a “weird” rock band to Primus at this point, the instrumentation on Cactidesis frequently reminiscent of albums like Antipop. […] But TITAN TO TACHYONS balance their dazzling musical abilities with equally impressive songwriting, which combine to produce an album that you can’t help but surrender your psyche to until the final note rings out.”‬ – Heavy Blog Is Heavy

“Cactides consists of five medium-length instrumental tracks that are influenced by 50 years of metal and progressive rock, rearranged and mutilated for 2020. But Gates and company go beyond the tropes of these genres, incorporating heavy riffing, speed picking, feedback, and arpeggiated chords into unconventional structures and throwing in a dash of open improvisation here and there. […] For anyone who is disappointed by how slowly the heavy metal genre evolves and progresses, look no further than Cactides as a counterexample to that trend. Gates is a major voice, and Cactides could be her breakout appearance. Well done, indeed.” – Avant Music News

“A band featuring current and former members of Orbweaver, Gigan, Secret Chiefs 3, Imperial Triumphant, Cleric, and John Zorn promises to be weird and TITAN TO TACHYONS does not disappoint. Led by guitarist Sally Gates (ex-Orbweaver, ex-Gigan), the trio blast through six minutes of off-kilter heaviness that is equal parts melodic and dissonant. Take opening track “Morphing Machineminds” as an example—the track is all over the place with its ideas and tempo, but TITAN TO TACHYONS never go off the rails.” – Decibel Magazine

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released August 14, 2020

Catalog ID: NEF-61
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Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Colin Marston during the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing at Menegroth, the Thousand Caves, Woodhaven, NY.

Sally Gates – Guitar
Matt Hollenberg – Bass VI
Kenny Grohowski – Drums

Trevor Dunn – Bass on “Everybody's Dead, Dave”

Artwork, Layout, Logo – Sally Gates
Photos – Karen Jerzyk

© 2020 Titan to Tachyons.
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Titan to Tachyons New York, New York

Titan to Tachyons is a trio led by guitarist Sally Gates (ex Orbweaver, Gigan), with Matt Hollenberg, Trevor Dunn, and Kenny Grohowski.

Instrumentally depicting the realms of surrealistic sci-fi, the band make use of angular and experimental passages, juxtaposed by fluid grooves and metallic flurries.

New album 'Vonals' out on Tzadik records now!
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