Varieties of EXILE I
The 1st in an ambitious trilogy of EPs which deal with the experiences of filial anxiety and privileged delusion, through "Varieties..." Tallinn seeks to reveal the commodification and self-delusion beneath his perceived musical/personal identity, recognizing the reality of consequence and decay that lies beyond the surface of everyday life.
The lead single & video "The subjunctive mood" directed by Adriana Alba addresses these issues, focusing on naivety vs. the reality of consequence. The narrators in the track personifying ex-pat families, imagining their lives as a multi-cultural experience, but at the edge of realizing that they're instead living as “modern day colonialists.”
However, this is not meant to signify a self-focused guilt. Rather, it is meant to share the individual perspectives which attach to our younger selves, limiting our knowledge, and warping our sense of internal and external reality.
‘The subjunctive mood’ perfectly encapsulates the themes of "Varieties..." echoing with the lines “The revolution is dead and we are the afterbirth: children of exile swamping the beach. An image of home we'd never seen, a map too coarse to see all the detail as we return again.”
1. The subjunctive mood
2. In Borneo
3. Anni di piombo
Date: August 8th, 2018