We’re very excited to announce Dinked 84, the debut album from experimental composers Tala Vala. Modern Hysteric is released on February 12th by Number Witch.
A duo formed of film composer Ben Lockett and producer John Roffe-Ridgard, Tala Vala produce a unique type of genre-bending instrumental music, fusing jazz instrumentation with the theatrics of post-rock and the control of modern classical. Recorded and mixed to 24-track tape using almost entirely analog processes, Modern Hysteric is delightfully warm and immersive experience, with rich-textured strings and brass being offset by primitive percussion and abrasive guitar. Featuring indie session drummer superstar Jim White (PJ Harvey, Cat Power, Beth Orton) on two tracks, Modern Hysteric feels like soundtrack to a film that doesn’t yet exist, filled with beauty and drama.