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Artist
Tenderlonious
ReleaseProduct
Quarantena
Label
22a
Catalogue Number
22a036LP
Release Date
August 21, 2020

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Lockdown allowed Tender to escape from his busy lifestyle and touring schedule, finally giving him

the time to properly explore and experiment with the vast collection of synths, drum machines and

instruments he's built up over the past twenty years. Armed with an arsenal of hardware and inspired

by sci-fi & fantasy movies, he has delivered an expansive opus of varying tempos that glide across

imaginative synth sculptures and meditative soundscapes. The soundtrack to his

quarantine - 'Quarantena.'

The album begins with '1984 (Chapter One)', a tribute to the novel by George Orwell that depicts a

dystopian society, captured perfectly by this moody intro. 'Rococo's Raga' is a nod to Tender's recent

project, 'Tender in Lahore.' Based around the harmonic minor scale this raga is a conversation between

the flute and marimba backed by an infectious swing groove. The title track 'Quarantena' has an epic

soundtrack feel with luscious pads, soaring strings and orchestral horn lines, backed by solos from Tender

on flute and also featuring Nick Walters on trumpet.

The flip side includes 'Total Recall', another tribute to one of Tender's favourite films from childhood. Made

purely from the sounds of the Yamaha SY85, the ghostly choir transports listeners to an eerie space, reminiscent

of scenes from the film. 'Birds of Paradise' is another stand out, which would make a fitting accompaniment

to any modern film soundtrack. Sounds of the jungle sweep in and out, whilst Tender adds flute and synth flurries

alongside a sparse, head nodding groove - downtempo at its finest.

'Quarantena' is Tenderlonious' most confident, slick and accomplished studio work yet.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 1984 (Chapter One) 4:00 Buy

    1984 (Chapter One)

  2. 2 Rocco's Raga 3:58 Buy
  3. 3 Quarantena (feat. Nick Walters) 4:32 Buy

    Quarantena (feat. Nick Walters)

  4. 4 Falkor Flight 1:52 Buy
  5. 5 Lockdown Boogie 5:18 Buy

    Lockdown Boogie

  6. 6 Covid Blues (feat. Nick Walters) 2:06 Buy

    Covid Blues (feat. Nick Walters)

  7. 7 Total Recall 2:26 Buy
  8. 8 Moments Notice 2:28 Buy

    Moments Notice

  9. 9 Birds of Paradise 4:09 Buy

    Birds of Paradise

  10. 10 MaskUp/GloveUp 3:54 Buy

    MaskUp/GloveUp

  11. 11 Utopia 2:12 Buy
  12. 12 Forty Nights 5:51 Buy

Track List

1984 (chapter one)
Rocco's Raga
Quarantena
Falkor Flight
Lockdown Boogie
Covid Blues
Total Recall
Moment’s Notice
Birds of Paradise
MaskUp
GloveUp
Utopia
Forty Nights

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Electronic and Electronica

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New Age

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Experimental Pop and New Wave

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