Tanoki - File New

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Kilkenny-based songwriter, producer, and visual artist Tanoki is set to release a new single “Loading.” It is the first single off upcoming album File New. The song features experimental electro sounds building to a relentless funk groove. Hypnotic vocals from Farah Elle and jazz elements are joined by a perfect blend of real and synthetic instruments, with slick production by Tanoki.

The song came about with Tanoki playing a beat and some melodic ideas to Farah, who jammed on top of it with piano. Tanoki went and produced the beat, and the pair continued working on vocals. 

Tanoki says, “The song is a commentary on what we’re doing with technology and how it’s intersecting with our lives. As we lose what makes us human in exchange for the robotic, I want listeners to imagine the kind of lyrics that might come from an android, the cyborgs we’re becoming.” 

He goes on to say, “So much of music is now tech based, from how we interact with our collaborators to the sounds itself, music is now zeros and ones, it isn't tangibly real. I’m not saying it in a bad way, it’s just a reflection of where we’re at.”

The song was recorded and produced in Geppetto Studios, Tanoki’s home studio in Kilkenny. 

“Loading” accompanies a music video shot and edited by Tanoki. He flexes his editing prowess to create an incredibly engaging visual experience. The video features animation, creative cuts and hypnotic visuals, and stars Stafford and Turlough Kelly dancing through darkened streets of Kilkenny. 

Tanoki (Paul Mahon) is a producer and visual artist from Kilkenny, Ireland. Previously releasing music and visual projects under the title Geppetto, he has taken part in various festivals and been involved in the arts scene in Ireland for many years. His music weaves the line between electro, trip-hop and funk with cinematic and jazz elements. With a rich history of visual collaboration and video edit work for the likes of Linkin Park, Walking on Cars, Bantum, Loah, RSAG, GodKnows, and Jerry Fish more, musical inspiration was never too far. With a worldwide pandemic and time to knuckle down the debut album, File New emerged.

Music Videos / Visuals

Tanoki - Loading

Starring:

Stafford Kelly

Turlough Kelly

Shot & Edited : Paul Mahon

Tanoki - Let Go

A different view​

Location : Kilkenny City / Waterford

Shot & Edited : Paul Mahon

Tanoki - Towers Will Fall

Featuring Thomastown Village, River Nore, Jerpoint Abbey

Shot & Edited : Paul Mahon

Tanoki - It Has Begun (work in progress)

Video will be a lyric visual built in a 3D city scape environment mounted onto of a MircoChip is a

Featuring 3D model elements taken from David O'Reilly's groundbreaking game 'Everything'

Tanoki - Silence (work in progress)

3D animation visual

All the rest of the videos are still at the ideas stage and will begin production within the coming weeks and months.

Merch / Prizes

Because there will be no pyhicial sales of the album, I'm thinking of seeing some Merch with the album cover on it as well as using these items as prizes for gives-a-ways when people share the Album on Social platforms like FB and Instagram.

Social Content / Adverts

Below are Screenshots of sponsored adverts that will run on Instagram Stories (Maybe TicTok)

There will also be a series of videos of a Behind the Scenes photoshoot for Zoe Carols new collection that will feature clips from the song "This Place We're In" as well as Farah Elle as the model. These will all go out in sections on mine own, Zoe's and Photographers Madeline Mulqueens Socials. 

Credits:

Paul Mahon : Guitar / Bass / Synth / Keys / Produced / Mixed / Recorded / Programming / Arranged.

Farah Elle : Lyrics / Vocals / Keys
Colm O'Caoimh : Acoustic Guitar / Keys / Violin. 

Tay Edwards : Rap / Lyrics 

 

Additional Mixing :

Daithí O Dronaí (Towers Will Fall)

Gunsal H. Moreno (This Place We’re In, It has Begun, Ghost in the Machine, About)

 

Mastering :

Darragh Nolan

 

Thanks to:

Daithí O Dronaí, Gunsal H. Moreno, Leo Pearson, Marc Fernandez ,  Sean Corcoran, Ruairi Lynch, Darragh Nolan, John Doran, Zoe & Zelda Mahon Wong,