TAR is the long-awaited second album by jeffk, the Leipzig-based instrumental band whose first album Inadequate Shelter impressed many post-rock fans in 2018. After touring throughout Europe and playing major post-rock festivals, jeffk returned to Jan Oberg’s Hidden Planet Studio in Berlin to record the new album.
On TAR, the trio refined its style of creating sonic landscapes by focusing on groove and balancing playfulness and aggression. The music is accompanied by an album cover and visuals that can be considered as an artistic commentary on the dystopian zeitgeist of today’s society in light of humanity’s impact on nature.
The band comments on the album title and theme: “The album title TAR refers to mankind’s tendency to cover their paradise with concrete, thus robbing it of its qualities and depriving themselves of habitat in order to create a new “paradise” that doesn’t come close to the previously destroyed one.”
jeffk has the ability to convey this kind of dystopian atmosphere with their music, arranging elements of (post)rock, (post)metal and electronic music. By adding loops and synthesizers, jeffk creates a style that is in no way a cliché of already explored post-rock themes.
The beautiful artwork was designed by Adrian Kietzmann. TAR is released in two colored vinyl editions, as digipack CD and as digital download.