share video for new single “Water”
from forthcoming album Nomad
out 12th June on
Beyond Beyond is Beyond
It’s fitting that the latest album from TENGGER is entitled Nomad. The South Korean/Japanese couple (Itta and Marqido) at the core of the group have built their ethos around a life lived in thrall to the road — making yearly pilgrimages to dazzling locales, recording their music among unfamiliar cultures and environments, and in turn creating sounds imbued with a lush environmental thrum.
TENGGER have harnessed a clutch of cosmic and Terran harmonics alike over their decade plus of growth — with notable releases on Guruguru Brain and Extra Noir — and now they return to Beyond Beyond is Beyond, after the success of 2019’s Spiritual 2 on BBiB, for their most enigmatic turn yet. Nomad will be released on 12th June.
Today TENGGER share their third single “Water” via TREBLE, who describe it as “a juxtaposition of ethereal vocals against a drift of synthesizer evoking the element in its title.” Head to TREBLE to read an interview with the band and watch the video for “Water”.
“With this single, we wanted to focus on the sound, waves, and mystique of water.” explains Itta. “Water, a mysterious being that permeates the bodies of all beings, the air, and every aspect of life. The reason we’ve focused on the existence of water throughout this album is because we think it is a message to us from nature, that this is an era in which immutability and transparency are desperately needed.”
“Water” follows the singles “Eurasia” and lead single “Achime” which premiered on The Fader who called it “a five-minute stunner that finds them refracting the sun-dappled transience of a fresh dawn.”
Dive into Nomad and there’s a feeling of constant motion. Not the rushed or hurried motion that comes from being crushed into a throng of workers on their way to a day’s wage, but a more natural sense of order and flow. Within pieces like the Krautrock-flecked “Eurasia,” the quivering opener “Achime,” and the aptly-titled closer “Flow,” the band adopts the serene sweep of trickling waters and the precise yet natural movement of molecules.
The duo finds the interconnective tissue between Neu, Popul Vuh, the vocal sculptures of Julianna Barwick, and the sunset strains of Harmonia, suturing the stitches with each influence’s most natural impulses.