were finished in september 2011. Tarsius are working hard for new material. Band members: Håkon (vocals) David (Guitar) Trond (Guitar) Petter (Bass) Bendik (Keys) Erlend (Drums) Håkon is heavily inspired by Faith No Mores vocalist Mike Patton and Iggy Pop and The Stooges. David is inspired by the guitarplaying of Iron Maiden, Avenged Sevenfold and Opeth. Trond is inspired by Metallica, Iron Maiden and Guns N' Roses' guitarplaying. Petter is inspired by Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed and System of a Down Bendik is inspired by Disturbed, Nightwish and Dragon Force Erlend is inspired by Avenged Sevenfold, Metallica and Opeth _____________________ Manila-based duo Tarsius, composed of Diego Mapa and Jay Gapasin, combines electronic music and live instrumentation to produce psychedelic-electronic dance tracks influenced by hip hop, big beat, house, jungle, and indie/alternative dance. Mapa, who fronts riot-inducing indie rock outfit Pedicab, and Gapasin, who plays drums for the critically acclaimed jazz band Radioactive Sago Project, met in 2006 while touring in Geneva and Hong Kong as part of Rock Against the Round: Musicians Against the WTO. Mapa and Gapasin reconnected in 2011 during a Daedelus show. During this time, Mapa had been doing DJ sets and working as a music arranger, and Gapasin had just recently returned to Manila after teaching music in Singapore.
They formed Tarsius as a project combining both musicians’ love for electronic music. Originally conceived as a solo outlet for the material Mapa was producing outside his numerous other projects, Tarsius’s current incarnation involves live drums, soft synths and laptop-generated soundscapes. Their album Primate is their first release under Number Line Records. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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