He was also the sole runner of ADK Records and played guitars for チフス (Typhus) and G-ZET. He released two albums as a solo artist. 3. Tam, the band — which also includes bassist J.P. Quintin, drummer Eloi Bertholet and bassist Johnny Souranis — is not exactly a solo project.
And Tam Isabel Pardo, the band’s singer and guitarist, is not exactly new to music. In the early 1990s, she started playing in Montreal with Swing Dynamique, in “big band orchestra” style, led by Mike King (who later committed suicide). After switching over to rock, she formed another band in Montreal (Peter Boucher, the band’s drummer, later committed suicide as well). Tam went to Manchester, England; after returning to Montreal, she formed The Vampires, with Andy Nesvadba (who has since moved back to his native Prague).
In 2006, Tam was signed to Thurston Moore's (of Sonic Youth) label Ecstatic Peace!. 4. TAM (João Santos) is an electronic music DJ and producer from Porto, Portugal. Producing since 2003, Tam began developing his own ideas in 2004, using the possibilities offered by electronics and digital means. His working method is very simple: recording/sampling the analogical sound of musical instruments and reworking them afterwards digitally. The sounds presented are intensely cinematic. The music tries to express something visual, tries to tell something without words.
It can be understood as a soundscape, or as a simple song, but that depends on the listener. Although his influences from composers like Erik Satie and Arvo Part are clear, TAM's work is also concerned with the contemporary digital minimalism of the likes of Taylor Deupree and Alva Noto. His self-titled EP, released on the portuguese label Variz, is the perfect example of these considerations: all the themes are based on a simple minimal melody, then other short and simple melodies are added. The goal is to compose a consistent piece, which leads you to quietness, warm melancholy and a cinematic approach to music. Read more on Last.fm.
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