Whenever the London, UK-based duo of Valentina Magaletti and Tom Relleen aren't collaborating in the Oscillation, they develop the cure for creative boredom in Tomaga. The kitchen-sink experimental project has proven its inability to be nailed down over two full-lengths for Hands in the Dark, released in 2014 and 2015. Continuing their streak with that label, their third album, The Shape of the Dance, is slated for release on September 19.
Treating fans a month in advance, Tomaga has unveiled the album's opening track, "Tuscan Metalwork." The press release claims that the song "combines shifting oscillator tones with a percussive palette made from metalwork found in the Italian countryside, all fused into an otherworldly syncopation that oozes with energetic tension, like a newly birthed creature squirming in the first throes of its beastly existence."
And yet it sounds like so much more is going on. This duo truly cuts their teeth in live performance, and the vibrant, visceral sound of the kosmiche breakbeat cut puts the listener right there in the middle of it all.
Experience "Tuscan Metalwork" for yourself below.