Tomat is the solo project of Davide Tomat from Torino, Italy. He is also the chief songwriter and lyricist of the bands N.A.M.B. and Niagara. His fantastic solo debut album under the name ‘Tomat’ showcases the more experimental side of his music. Its dreamy, drony soundscapes with minimal layers of vocals, guitar and synthesizer conjure up images of outer space. It’s the perfect album to listen to on headphones and totally immerse yourself in.
TITLE: ‘01-06 June’
CAT NO: Mono-63
RELEASED: 5 March 2012
ARTWORK BY: Sara Fortin
T R A C K L I S T I N G
Here are two tracks from the album to stream, download, embed and share:
The album will be available on CD and as a digital download. Pre-orders from our shop will also receive bonus tracks. We will have the pre-order links available very soon.
The background of the album, according to Davide Tomat:
“This record came to life in 6 days from the 1st to the 6th of June 2010.
Each song is matched to an historical event that happened between the 1st and the 6th of June during human history.
I did a solo real time improvisation session for 6 days in my studio, recording each session in multi-track recordings, using only my voice, an analog monophonic sythesizer and a guitar through effects, loopers, computer and samplers, creating layers over layers of voices, sythesizers and guitar. No over dubs.
After 6 days of improvisation and 7 hours of music, on the 7th of June I started listening to all the music, isolating different tracks…at the end I had 36 different tracks.
I thought about the idea that something that had happened in these 6 days in human history may have inspired me while I was putting out this music and these emotions.
So I did some research about the events that happened in the past between the 1st and the 6th of June and I matched each track to a different event. I tried to mach things and emotions that could be compatible, emotions that somehow inspired me in creating this music.
I isolated 21 tracks to work on and then after some edits I mixed 11 songs and I mastered them on the 7th of September 2011.
This record is made 90% by vocals and 10% by an analog monofonic sythesizer and a guitar. It’s a drony experimental record that evokes sonic landscapes.”
TOMAT ‘01-06 June’ Track Descriptions:
CE-2 – 01.06.2010
Flying in an orbit of 100 kilometers above the moon, the CE-2 is tasked to collect data for a soft-landing designed for its successor, the Chang’e-3.
RADIO – 02.06.1896
Guglielmo Marconi applies for a patent for his newest invention, the radio.
DONATI COMET – 02.06.1858
Donati’s Comet has been seen for the first time.
Comet Donati, formally designated C/1858 L1 and 1858 VI, is a long-period comet named after the Italian astronomer Giovanni Battista Donati who first observed it on June 2, 1858. After the Great Comet of 1811, it was the most brilliant comet that appeared in the 19th century. It was also the first comet to be photographed.
SOYUZ – 03.06.1980
End of the Soyuz mission that brought back to Earth the crew of the Salyut Space Station 36.
JUPITERASTEROID – 03.06.2010
An asteroid impact on Jupiter. The absence of detection of signs of the impact allows us to suppose that it was a meteor, a small object exploded high in the atmosphere, which produced very intense light output, while not leaving any visible signs later.
MONTOGOLFIER – 04.06.1783
The Montgolfier brothers publicly demonstrate their montgolfière hot air balloon
Its flight covered 2 km, lasted 10 minutes, and had an estimated altitude of 1,600-2,000 m.
LOVELYPLACE – 05.06.2006
A report Published by the United Nations warns of environmental threats facing our planet.
VENUS – 06.06.1761-2012
Transit of Venus across the sun.
It takes place when the planet Venus passes directly between the Sun and Earth, obscuring a small portion of the solar disk. During a transit, Venus can be seen from Earth as a small black disk moving across the face of the Sun. The duration of such transits is usually measured in hours (six hours). A transit is similar to a solar eclipse by the Moon. While the diameter of Venus is almost 4 times that of the Moon, Venus appears smaller, and travels more slowly across the face of the Sun, because it is much farther away from Earth. Observations of transits of Venus helped scientists use the principle of parallax to calculate the distance between the Sun and the Earth.
SOYUZ11 – 06.06.1971
Launch of Soyuz 11, the first manned mission to arrive at the world’s first space station, Salyut 1. The mission arrived at the space station on June 7, 1971 and departed on June30, 1971. The mission ended in disaster when the crew capsule depressurized during preparations for re-entry, killing the three-man crew. This accident resulted in the only human deaths to occur in space (as opposed to high atmosphere). The crew members aboard Soyuz 11 were Vladislav Volkov, Georgi Dobrovolski and Viktor Patsayev.
1984 – 06.06.1948
“1984″ by George Orwell is published.
TITAN – 06.06.2010
NASA scientists discover that Titan, one of Saturn’s moons, has the necessary atmosphere to support life. (USA Today)
Recorded by Davide Tomat @ Superbudda Studio in a real time solo
improvisation session with voice, one anolog monophonic sythesizer and
a guitar through effects, loopers, computer and samplers from the 1st
June to the 6th June 2010 (Turin).
Edited by Davide Tomat @ La casa sull’albero from July 2010
to August 2011 (Turin).
Mixed by G.U.P. Alcaro @ Superbudda Studio and @ La casa sull’albero in August 2011 (Turin).
Mastered by Francesco Donatello @ Calyx Mastering Studio the 7th of
September 2011 (Berlin).
Source of historical texts: Wikipedia