German multi-instrumentalist, singer, producer and control freak t is back with his 4th album. (No, he’s not that weird guy from the A-Team.) After fronting the German artrock masterminds SCYTHE and 3 highly acclaimed solo albums, he took two years to write, perform, mix, produce and co-master PSYCHOANOREXIA, a 66 minute concept album. T, as always, played all the instruments and sang all parts on the album, too.
T, also vaguely known as Thomas Thielen, has always been a musician. His parents had him classically educated as a piano player as well as a singer from early childhood on, but as the girls in his class seemed to fancy guitar players more when he attended the 7th grade, his main interest shifted in his not-quite-so-early childhood. Today he admits to being a strictly under-average musician with quite a few instruments none of which he is capable of playing properly.
From early band efforts on, t has also always been interested in sound issues and thus kept on learning how to arrange, record, mix, and produce. Hence, writing, arranging and mixing have become entangled in his creative procedures, as is traceable in the idiosyncratic sound textures and frequent against-the-grain implementation of instruments and voices. His music has always been known for its combination of resonating melodies, avantgarde soundscaping and strangely natural sounding odd metres. The renowned artist Katia Tangian managed to capture all this in her astounding artwork for PSYCHOANOREXIA.