15 October 2022
Who: London-based duo – Daphne Ang (Singapore) and
Andrea Papi (Italy) – that fills a gap in music by bringing
literature, art, and history together into a space where
rock and metal meet electronica.
One of the fascinating songs on the LP is THE PIED PIPER. It resonates like a sort of religious chant, not about a God but about the people all around the world oppressed by corrupt politicians and greedy rich people. 2022 looks more and more like George Orwell’s 1984.
Daphne Ang: “The song’s inspiration started with my own experience of early morning commutes on the tube in London, as well as observing the people around. This made me think of the slaves of Egypt, who struggled to construct the great pyramids without reward. This was the basis for the writing, composition and production of the video for The Pied Piper. ‘The Pied Piper’ is probably the darkest song in the album. It is narrated through the voice of ‘The Pied Piper’ who will lead the people to the slaughter. The words address the complex interaction of power, control and powerlessness in modern society. I drew many influences from the German political playwright Bertolt Brecht, particularly from his 1934 poem, “All of us or none”
TCOMAS just shared a video for the song. I said it several times before and I’ll repeat it again. This duo are ingenious architects in sound and vision and in all of their artwork. As DIY artists the inexhaustible energy, imagination, and passion they put into their work is nothing less than ASTONISHING.