Tiergarten have released their debut EP ‘Magnificent Desolation’ in full via Thrd Coast. You can listen to it in the player above.
The EP takes its name from a Buzz Aldrin quote “beautiful, beautiful, magnificent desolation.”, and the themes of space and isolation run deep in the ‘Magnificent Desolation’ sound, with layers of distortion and pounding drums that recall The Smashing Pumpkins fused with the soundtrack to the film ‘Moon’.
The band’s (Jay Marcovitz, von Klemperer and Mitchell Talaver) influences range from the angst of ’90s-era, plaid-clad alternative musicians, early 2000s space age pop, and resurgent punk rock but Tiergarten’s debut pushes forward into a chaotic future.
Tiergarten was named for an inner-city park in Berlin, evoking a city known as a mecca of art and culture that still sounds impeccably German.
The name alludes to von Klemperer’s mixed parentage too, a sly nod toward his Japanese-German parentage.
This mixed background has seen von Klemperer embrace cultural pluralism on a grand scale, living at times in very distinct parts of the world and exposing himself to the most far-flung reaches of film, art, and music.
‘Magnificent Desolation’ is due out 17th June 2016.