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Tadoma is the work of Joe Patitucci, multi-instrumentalist and sound collage artist.
Inspired by journeys physical and chemical, Tadoma’s 2010 release, Field Notes, presents the listener with a kind of sonic slideshow. Places reveal themselves through a fog of reverb and drones as tracks seamlessly move us from one image to the next. Each piece weaves melodies through sounds the way memory is entwined in our senses. They feel familiar but confounding, leading us to listen deeper and find new places within ourselves.
Tadoma’s performances incorporate live-looping of toy instruments, drum machines and samples to create enveloping lo-fi soundscapes that morph into everything from 70s kraut pastorals to fuzzy idm; drawing comparisons to legends like Popol Vuh and Vangelis as well as contemporary artists Chris Clark, Bibio and Boards of Canada.