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TOMAGA – Intimate Immensity

10 Aprile 2021
TITANOBOA – porphyr
23 Marzo 2021
OZ ECHOES80s Australian DIY archives
10 Aprile 2021

The ultimate TOMAGA requiem


The last, outstanding release of the London based experimental duo (Tom Relleen and Valentina Magaletti), accomplished just before Tom’s passing in August 2020, is the distillate of two years of new creative enhancement.
Mostly recorded at Tom’s “Bunker” during the days off from live performances and challenging collaborations throughout the world, Intimate Immensity collects ten intense tracks that outline a breath-taking epiphanic journey revisiting the multifaceted worlds explored by the band in seven years of non-stop and mostly live activity.
The dialogical richness of musical influences, that has always been a peculiarity of all Tomaga’s performances, finds its peak here. The sonic spectrum is really wide, ranging from modern composers such as Laurie Spiegel and Pauline Anna Strom, to the British refined dance aesthetics of Muslimgauze and Ossia.
The somewhat deceitful approachability of the ten tracks, their crystal clear and elegant surface, is in fact the outcome of the deep process of transformation that has personally and musically involved the duo during the last two years.


Here's a reinterpretation of Tomaga's song 'Intimate Immensity'
by Marta Salogni & Sam Shepherd, known as FLOATING POINTS


The wonderful blue artwork especially created by the acclaimed artists ICINORI
is a perfect match with the gist of Tomaga’s aesthetics of intimacy.


It is a quite similar aesthetics that could be perceived through Derek Jarman’s quotation from Blue (1993) used in the video of "Intimate Immensity"
realised by Noriko Okaku together with some of Tom’s favourite stones
collected from different places throughout his life.

Blue protects white from innocence
Blue drags black with it
Blue is darkness made visible
Blue protects white from innocence
Blue drags black with it
Blue is darkness made visible.