Tanya Tagaq – Animism
Six Shooter Records – SIXLP089
Vinyl, LP, Album, Pink
NEW BUT THIS ISSUE WAS NOT SEALED
10 Dec 2014
Folk, World, & Country
A1 Caribou 4:53
A2 Umingmak 3:57
A3 Rabbit 4:06
A4 Tulugak 8:57
B1 Uja 2:49
B2 Howl 3:10
B3 Damp Animal Spirits 7:23
B4 Fracking 4:05
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Six Shooter Records Inc.
Copyright (c) – Six Shooter Records Inc.
Distributed By – Warner Music Canada Co.
Artwork – Fumi Mini Nakamura
Design – Guppy (4)
Mastered By – Joao Carvalho
Mixed By – Jesse Zubot
Percussion – Jean Martin (3)
Producer – Jesse Zubot
Recorded By – Eric Mosher
Violin – Jesse Zubot
I would like to thank Canada Council, Manitoba Music, Six Shooter Records, Jesse Zubot, Jean Martin, Michael Red, Juan Hernandez, Anna Pardo Canedo, All the human that contributed via Indiegogo, Sophie Stevance, Serge Lacasse, Felipe Ugarte (Aitaxo), Sam Balden, Mary Balden, Casey Balden, Jeremy Takada Balden, Masayo Takada Balden, Helen Britton, Shauna DeCartier, Jen Rogers, Daniel Brooks, Emily Smart, Rick Gillis, Mary Gillis, Carson and Sandi Gillis, Chris Kalluk and Dee Oliktoak, Naia Tategak Ugarte Gillis and Inuuja Mary Kavvik Balden-Gillis. • It is with deepest condolences and sense of loss that I dedicate this album to Loretta Saunders and all of the missing and murdered aboriginal women of Canada. Love. Light. Revolution.
Produced with the participation of Manitoba Film And Music.
℗ © 2014 Six Shooter Records Inc.
Distributed by Warner Music Canada Co., a Warner Music Group Company.
Animism is the third studio album by Canadian Inuk musician Tanya Tagaq, released May 27, 2014 on Six Shooter Records.
The album won the 2014 Polaris Music Prize on September 22, 2014,[
and the Juno Award for Aboriginal Album of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2015.
It was also a shortlisted nominee for the Juno Award for Alternative Album of the Year, but did not win.
Tagaq has described the album as more consciously political than her earlier work.
The political themes culminate in the album's final track, "Fracking", in which Tagaq vocalizes the Earth's cries of pain as it is subjected to hydraulic fracturing.
( exclaim) " In 2004, when Björk released her (mostly) a cappella album, Medúlla, she brought in the world's premiere voice-musicians, including the America's Mike Patton, England's Simon Shlomo Khan, Japan's Dokaka and Canada's own Tanya Tagaq. With Animism, Tagaq's fourth LP, it's safe to say that she has taken this often divisive genre further than any of her contemporaries.
Again working with producer/violinist Jesse Zubot, Animism finds Tagaq's fearless voice (literally and metaphorically) pushing the limits of beauty, anger, primal energy and sexuality. Opening with a fitting cover of Pixies' "Caribou," much of the material on Animism travels at contrasting intervals, moving between bombastic vocal symphonies ("Uja"), and cacophonous, amorphous parables ("Fracking"). But since this is Tanya Tagaq, no moment of the album feels excessive or perfunctory, making Animism one of the most challenging and listenable albums of the year."