Tarentel (band)

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Tarentel
Tarentel.jpg
From left to right: Tony Cross, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, Paul Clipson, Danny Grody, Jim Redd
Background information
Origin San Francisco, California, USA
Genres Post-rock, Experimental, Noise
Years active 1995–present
Labels Temporary Residence Limited, Root Strata, Music Fellowship, Digitalis Industries, Awkward Silence, Jonathan Whiskey, Static Caravan, Geographic North, Acuarela Discos, En/Of, Staalplaat, Three Lobed Recordings, Type Records, Resonant
Members Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
Danny Grody
Jim Redd
Paul Clipson

Tarentel is a band based in San Francisco, California, which formed in 1995. Initially, the band consisted of Danny Grody and Jefre Cantu-Ledesma. The line-up altered over the years and has included John Hughes, Trevor Montgomery, Patricia Kavanaugh, Kenseth Thibideau, Jeffrey Rosenberg, Jim Redd, Tony Cross, Steve Dye and others.

The band's current[when?] lineup is Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, Danny Grody, Jim Redd, Tony Cross and Paul Clipson.

Tarentel began as a post-rock band, making extended, LP-side length instrumental pieces similar to those of Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Mogwai. Over the course of three full-length albums and a number of singles and EPs, Tarentel has gradually shifted its style to a looser, more improvisational form that incorporates genres such as noise and drone as well as having a strong psychedelic element.

Tarentel's fifth member, Paul Clipson, projects original Super-8 film compositions that accompany each live performance by the band.

The band released no new material in 2010 and in Spring 2011 Jefre Cantu-Ledesma moved from San Francisco - the band's home base - to Germany leaving the status of the band in doubt although likely indicating a breakup.

Discography[edit]

1998

1999

  • Travels in Constants vol. 3 CDEP (Temporary Residence Limited) ltd. to 1000 copies (OOP) Part of the Travels in Constants CD Subscription Series
  • When We Almost Killed Ourselves 8" EP (Temporary Residence Limited) ltd. to 200 copies (OOP)
  • From Bone to Satellite CD/2xLP (Temporary Residence Limited) vinyl ltd. to 1000 copies (OOP)

2000

  • Looking for Things, Searching for Things 12" EP (Resonant) limited to 500 copies (OOP)
  • Two Sides of Myself 7" (Static Caravan) limited to 500 copies (OOP)
  • split 7" w/ Rothko (Jonathon Whiskey) limited to 250 copies (OOP)
  • split 7" w/ Lilienthal (Awkward Silence) limited to 500 copies (OOP)

2001

  • The Order of Things CD/2xLP (Neurot Recordings/Static Caravan) vinyl limited to 500 copies (OOP)

2002

  • Fear of Bridges CDEP (Three Lobed Recordings) limited. to 700 copies (OOP)
  • Mort aux Vaches CD (Staalplaat) limited to 1000 copies (OOP)
  • Ephemera | Singles 99-00 CD (Temporary Residence Limited)

2003

  • Latency 12" EP (En/Of) limited to 100 copies (OOP)

2004

  • We Move Through Weather CD/2xLP (Temporary Residence Limited)

2005

  • Paper White CDEP (Temporary Residence Limited)
  • Big Black Square CDEP (Temporary Residence Limited)
  • Ghost Weight CDEP (Acuarela Discos)
  • Paper White / Big Black Square CD (Human Highway)
  • Home Ruckus 12" EP (Root Strata) limited to 500 copies (OOP)

2006

  • Live Edits: Natoma CD (Root Strata) limited to 500 copies (OOP)
  • Ghetto Beats On the Surface of the Sun 4xLP (Music Fellowship) limited to 500 copies of each (OOP)

2007

  • Home Ruckus: Double-Sided Air 7" (Type Records) limited to 500 copies (OOP)
  • Home Ruckus: Bottled Smoke CD-R (Digitalis) limited to 100 copies (OOP)
  • Ghetto Beats On the Surface of the Sun 2xCD (Temporary Residence Limited)

2008

  • Live Edits: Italy & Switzerland CD (Digitalis) limited to 500 copies (OOP)

2009

  • You Can't Hide Your Love Forever Vol. 3: Space Junk 7" (Geographic North) limited to 300 copies, part of the You Can't Hide Your Love Forever 7" Subscription Series (OOP)
  • Over Water DVD-r collaboration with filmmaker Paul Clipson (Root Strata) "Latest installment of the ongoing collaboration between San Francisco based band Tarentel and filmmaker Paul Clipson. Three shorts of Super8 film and music mostly culled form live performances in Italy & Switzerland in 2005." Limited to 100 copies (OOP)

Covers of other artists[edit]

Tarentel covered Rickie Lee Jones' "Ghostyhead" on The Order of Things.

Announced but Unreleased[edit]

  • Split 7" w/ Seaworthy (Sound&Fury) limited to 300 copies (100 colored, 200 black), part of the Passeridae 7" Subscription Series. Originally intended for a 2009 release. Sound&Fury is no longer a label following the unexpected death of Adam Mills, the label's founder. Although it was announced that the 7" series would be concluded following this, no additional 7"s from the series have been released.
  • Untitled cassette (Digitalis Limited) Originally intended for a 2009/2010 release, likely never to be released following the removal of any mention of the tape from the Digitalis Limited website in 2010.

Related projects[edit]

Jefre Cantu-Ledesma[edit]

Solo project of founding Tarentel member, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma

Releases

  • Voice Sutra CD-R (Limited to 100 copies, OOP) (Root Strata) - 2005
  • Two Suns DVD-r collaboration with Paul Clipson (Limited to 100 copies, OOP) (Root Strata) - 2005
  • Black is the Color of my True Love's Hair CD-R (Limited to 150 copies, OOP) (Static Caravan) - 2006
  • Floating Weeds Cassette (Limited to 90 copies, OOP) (Twonicorn) - 2006
  • Constellations of Spring DVD-r collaboration with Paul Clipson (Limited to 100 copies, OOP) (Root Strata) - 2006
  • Shining Skull Breath CD-R (Limited to 100 copies, OOP) (Students of Decay) - 2007
  • The Garden of Forking Paths CD (Spekk) - 2007
  • The Phantom Harp 3" CD-R (Limited to 100 copies, OOP) (Root Strata) - 2007
  • Corridors DVD-r collaboration with Paul Clipson (Limited to 100 copies, OOP) (Root Strata) - 2008
  • The Phantom Harp DVD-r collaboration with Paul Clipson (Limited to 100 copies, OOP) (Root Strata) - 2008
  • Namu Kie Butsu Cassette (as Jefre Sei Getsu Ledesma) (Limited to 100 copies, OOP) (NNA Tapes) - 2009
  • Bloodstream Sermon Cassette (Limited to 150 copies, OOP) (Arbor) - 2010
  • Within Mirrors Collection of previous DVD-r collaborations with Paul Clipson plus two previously unreleased pieces on a DVD with menus designed by C. Spencer Yeh and artwork by Jefre himself (Limited to 500 copies, first 80 in a Bonus Edition with 3" CD-R of previously unreleased Jefre Cantu-Ledesma material) (Students of Decay) - 2010
  • Love is a Stream LP/CD (Type Records) - 2010
  • Conversations With Myself CD-r (Self Released) - 2011
  • Faceless Kiss/Blut Mond 7" (Emerald Cocoon) - 2012
  • Visiting This World LP, art edition (En/Of) - 2012
  • Speaking Corpse Cassette (Limited to 75 Copies, OOP) (Los Discos Enfantasmes) - 2012
  • Devotion Digital-Only EP (Shining Skull) - 2013
  • Music From The Headlands Center For The Arts, Volume One - Another Void CD-R (Limited to 25 copies) and digital-only edition (Shining Skull) - 2013
  • Music From The Headlands Center For The Arts, Volume Two - Disappear CD-R (Limited to 25 copies) and digital-only edition (Shining Skull) - 2013
  • Music From The Headlands Center For The Arts, Volume Three - Wild River CD-R (Limited to 25 copies) and digital-only edition (Shining Skull) - 2013
  • Music From The Headlands Center For The Arts, Volume Four - A World Apart CD-R (Limited to 25 copies) and digital-only edition (Shining Skull) - 2013
  • Music From The Headlands Center For The Arts, Volume Five - The Burnt House CD-R (Limited to 25 copies) and digital-only edition (Shining Skull) - 2013
  • Music From The Headlands Center For The Arts, Volume Six - Archaic Torso CD-R (Limited to 25 copies) and digital-only edition (Shining Skull) - 2013
  • Music From The Headlands Center For The Arts, Volume Seven - Gift Of Tongues CD-R (Limited to 25 copies) and digital-only edition (Shining Skull) - 2013

Moholy-Nagy[edit]

A heavily synthesizer based and largely improvisational group featuring Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, Danny Paul Grody, and Trevor Montgomery

Releases

  • Like Mirage LP/CD (Temporary Residence Limited) - 2011

Colophon[edit]

Another solo project of founding Tarentel member, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma

Releases

  • Spring 10" (Limited, OOP) (Dreams by Degrees) - 2002
  • Conduction. Convection. Radiation. CD 3-way split with The Wind-Up Bird and 1 Mile North (Music Fellowship) - 2004
  • Travels In Constants (Vol. 18): Love Loops CD (Limited, OOP, part of the Travels in Constants CD subscription series (Temporary Residence Limited) - 2004

The Holy See[edit]

Harsh noise project of Tarentel members Jefre Cantu-Ledesma and Jim Redd

Releases

  • Snowing Ash CD-R (Limited to 200 copies, OOP) (Root Strata) - 2005
  • The Original Pure Thoughts CD-R (Music Your Mind Will Love You) - 2006
  • Fucking Physics CD-R (Limited to 100 copies, OOP) (Foxglove) - 2007
  • Blood Honey CD-R (Limited to 100 copies, OOP, part of the Arroyo subscription series) (Digitalis) - 2007

Sea Zombies[edit]

Project of Brad Rose (The North Sea, Ajilvsga, Ossining, Digitalis Records) and John Twells (Xela, Type Records) with contributions by Gregg Kowalsky, Jed Bindeman and Tarentel's Jefre Cantu-Ledesma

Releases

  • It Died in Africa cassette (Two hand-numbered limited editions: 100/50 copies, OOP) (Digitalis Limited) - 2008

The Alps[edit]

Kraut/Psych/instrumental rock group featuring Tarentel's Jefre Cantu-Ledesma and others

Releases

  • Jewelt Galaxies CD-R (Limited to 200 copies, OOP) (Root Strata) - 2005
  • Spirit Shambles CD-R (Limited to 150 copies, OOP) (Root Strata) - 2006
  • Jewelt Galaxies/Spirit Shambles CD, reissue (Spekk) - 2007
  • III CD, LP (Root Strata) - 2008
  • A Path Through the Sun CD-R (Limited to 100 copies, OOP) (Root Strata) - 2008
  • A Path Through the Moon CD-R (Limited to 100 copies, OOP) (Root Strata) - 2008
  • Le Voyage CD, LP (Type) - 2010
  • Easy Action LP (Mexican Summer) - 2011

Isidore Ducasse[edit]

Collaborative project between Jefre Cantu-Ledesma and Trevor Montgomery

Releases

  • Isidore Ducasse LP (limited to 400 copies, OOP) (Blackest Rainbow) - 2011

Josephine[edit]

Collaborative project between Jefre Cantu-Ledesma and Tony Cross

Releases

  • You Are Perfect Today Cassette (Digitalis Limited) - 2011

Raum[edit]

Collaborative project between Jefre Cantu-Ledesma and Liz Harris (Grouper)

Releases

  • The Event of Your Leaving LP (Glass, House) - Due Fall 2013

Danny Paul Grody[edit]

Solo project of Danny Grody

Releases

  • Fountain CD (Limited to 500 copies) (Root Strata) - 2010
  • In Search of Light LP (Students of Decay) - 2011
  • Between Two Worlds Limited Edition LP and Digital Download (Three Lobed) - 2013

The Drift[edit]

Jazz/Dub/Electronic/Experimental Rock band featuring Danny Grody and originally and now once again Trevor Montgomery, of Tarentel, and others

Releases

  • Streets/Nozomi LP (Limited to 500 copies) (Temporary Residence Limited) - 2005
  • Noumena CD, LP (Temporary Residence Limited) - 2005
  • Travels in Constants (Vol. 19) CD (Limited, OOP, part of the Travels in Constants CD subscription series) (Temporary Residence Limited) - 2005
  • Noumena Remixes LP (Limited to 500 copies) (Temporary Residence Limited) - 2007
  • Ceiling Sky CD (Temporary Residence Limited) - 2007
  • Memory Drawings CD, LP (Temporary Residence Limited) - 2008
  • Blue Hour CD, LP (Temporary Residence Limited) - 2011

Lazarus[edit]

Solo, largely acoustic singer/songwriter project of Trevor Montgomery, formerly of Tarentel

Releases

  • Song for an Unborn Sun CD, LP (Temporary Residence Limited) - 2003
  • Confused 7" (Temporary Residence Limited) - 2004
  • Like Trees We Grow Up to be Satellites CD (Temporary Residence Limited) - 2004
  • Hawk Medicine CD (Temporary Residence Limited) - 2007
  • The Trickster LP (St. Ives) - 2008

Young Moon[edit]

Synth-pop solo project of Tevor Montgomery, formerly of Tarentel

Releases

  • Navigated Like The Swan (Western Vinyl) - released July 2012

Sleeping People[edit]

Math rock band involving Kenseth Thibideau, formerly of Tarentel

Releases

  • Sleeping People CD-r EP (Self Released) - 2003
  • Sleeping People/Secret Fun Club Split 7" (North Park/Temporary Residence Limited) - 2004
  • Sleeping People CD, LP (Temporary Residence Limited) - 2005
  • Growing CD, LP (Temporary Residence Limited) - 2006

Prints[edit]

Indie-pop band involving Kenseth Thibideau, formerly of Tarentel

Releases

  • Prints CD (Temporary Residence Limited) - 2007
  • Just Thoughts EP CD (Temporary Residence Limited) - 2008

Howard Hello[edit]

Band involving Kenseth Thibideau, formerly of Tarentel

Releases

  • Howard Hello CD (Temporary Residence Limited) - 2002
  • Howard Hello EP CD (Temporary Residence Limited) - 2003
  • Don't Drink His Blood CD (Temporary Residence Limited) - 2003
  • Howard Hello and Greenness CD (Sickroom) - 2007

Rumah Sakit[edit]

A post/math rock band featuring Kenseth Thibideau, formerly of Tarentel

Releases

  • Rumah Sakit CD, LP (Temporary Residence Limited) - 2000
  • Travels in Constants (Vol. 11) CD (Limited, OOP, part of the Travels in Constants CD subscription series) (Temporary Residence Limited) - 2001
  • Live at Bottom of the Hill LP (Erroll Records) - 2002
  • Obscured by Clowns CD, LP (Temporary Residence Limited, Sickroom Records co-release) - 2002

Kenseth Thibideau[edit]

Solo project

Releases

  • Repetition LP (Temporary Residence Limited) - 2010

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