I first experienced a performance of Timur's last year, and I was pretty much instantly swept away. He is an incredible tenor, who combines amazing classic operatic skill with glam rock theatrics and style. It is a huge win.
The video was directed, shot and edited by Sandra Powers, music and words by Daniel Corral, and was produced by Nick Urata and Nick Tipp.
Glam-rock theatrical act Timur and the Dime Museum (TDM) release their third album Collapse on June 30th, 2016, produced by Nick Urata of DeVotchKa. Written and composed by TDM member Daniel Corral, Collapse is a glam-rock requiem with sardonic songs about the environmental catastrophes caused by humans with trenchant commentary and arch theatrical flair – by turns grungy, poppy, and apocalyptic. Collapse is available for download on iTunes, Amazon and other outlets.
The album Collapse is based on Collapse: A Post-Ecological Requiem, a staged production that premiered in 2015 at REDCAT, Los Angeles, with performances at Miami Light Project, Operadagen Rotterdam Festival, and BAM 2015 Next Wave Festival. The show garnered wide critical praise, including LA Times ("nastily seductive, dangerous…Timur embodies centuries' worth of musical styles"), Miami Herald ("full of intensity and dark humour"), Artinfo Magazine ("upbeat hooks, slamming power chords, a Mercurian falsetto") and LA Weekly ("a haunting and hyperbolic song cycle").
Collapse is conceptualized as a theatrical Requiem, where different stories are refracted through the hauntingly eclectic sound of the four-member band – keys, bass, guitar and drums and the vibrant voice of the Kazakh-American tenor Timur, playing the role of Moloch, a God of human sacrifice, lamenting the environmental degradation of the past, present and future.
Congrats to the whole band, and crew, 'Cobalt Blues' is beautiful!