Tunde's debut album was released on the Triciom label in 1995. During a hectic year co-producing his first TV documentary, Tunde also set up Triciom Records with Paul Gladstone Reid. The first release was the seminal classical album: Lamentation.
Embraced almost immediately by the classical world as a fantastic modern exponent of this idiom, Lamentation was produced by Paul Balmer. Despite its limited release, the album has found its way to a worldwide audience with little or no marketing from the small London-based label.
Lamentation was voted album of the year by Wire magazine, chosen by opera diva Maria Ewing as one of her Desert Island discs and selected by New York DJ John Shaefer to be used for the commemorative anniversary of 9/11 on U.S. public broadcasting radio. The record was also described as :
" ...Tunde's music reflects his complete harmony with his Western and African backgrounds..." - The Guardian
"...some fabulous recordings of the kora, the harp-lute, and some dangerously New Age-sounding contemporary music" - Pick of the Day / The Independent
"...Music thats made to last..." - Mojo magazine
Lamentation has been used in many national ceremonial occasions from the Far East to South Africa, the U.S. and Canada. In 2002, the entire album was played continuously on U.S. radio as the unofficial recording to commemorate the September 11th disaster in New York. A much sought after recording, Triciom has not been able to keep up with demand for Lamentation and so it remains a very rare album in more ways than one.