Artist Profile: Teebs


The five-year wait for new music from Teebs, aka Mtendere Mandowa, is finally over: his latest full length album Anicca is out now via Brainfeeder. With the help of a host of musical friends including Panda Bear (Animal Collective), Sudan Archives, Ringgo Ancheta aka MNDSGN, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, and Anna Wise, the 47 minute LP fuses Teebs’ signature bright and fluid productions with the grounded and colorful elements of his collaborators.

A consummate artist with a completely unique style, his ideas seemingly flow from a cloudy hidden realm of the ether straight through the medium and onto the canvas. As both a producer and a painter, his projects possess a flawless consistency that pull one deep into the worlds he creates. Reflecting on his 5 year hiatus from releasing music, he says: “It feels like it [the music] comes from a different place now. My inspiration to work has changed and my choices with it. I’ve explored more with what tools and instruments I used and tried to be more open to collaboration.”

PRAISE FOR TEEBS:

"Mtendere Mandowa, a veteran (and cult favorite) of the L.A. beat scene, gathers fresh collaborators for a set of effortless, shape-shifting tracks that make time stand still." - PITCHFORK

"A sense of nearly parental patience and understanding flows throughout, reflecting some of the maturation and new feelings Teebs was living through while making Anicca. It's another excellent slice of the producer's developing language, one that manages to be mellow without fading into the background." - ALLMUSIC

"Standout "Mirror Memory" exemplifies everything Teebs offers on this album, a straight shot of thought applied directly to canvas — a landscape of strings, ethereal, drifting synth and a tempered beat that adds to, rather than holds together, the track. Anicca is an album that stands alone, reaching above and beyond expectation." - EXCLAIM

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