Talibam, formed in New York by
Storm & Stress' drummer Kevin Shea,
keyboardist Matt Mottel and saxophonist Ed Bear, debuted with
Talibam (Evolving Ear, 2006),
three extended cacophonous pieces a` la
and the live Hungry Hungry Hemispheres (2006), another outburst of
The impact of those preliminary recordings was much reduced on
Ordination of the Globetrotting Conscripts (Azul Discografica, 2007),
whose shorter pieces lacked the urgency and poignancy of the earlier jams,
except the 13-minute The Spectre of Water Wars.
The two lengthy jams of The Excusable Earthling (2007) restored their
Boogie In The Breeze Rocks (ESP, 2009) features
Tim Dahl and Moppa Elliott (bass), Michael Evans (percussion), Sparks'
Peter Evans (trumpet), Jon Irabagon (sax), Sam Kulik (trombone), Robbie
Lee (renaissance instruments), Peeesseye's Chris Forsyth, Jeremy Wilms
and Anders Nilsson (guitars).
Peeesseye + Talibam! (may 2008)
, is a collaboration between these two New York trios.
Discover AtlantASS (2012)
Two live jams appear on The New Nixon Tapes (2009).
Augmented with Alan Wilkinson, Talibam also recorded
Dem Ol' Apple Pie Melodies (early 2009) containing
the 19-minute Obamalamadingdong.
Double Automatism (Karl, 2014) documents improvisations with
veteran composer Yasunao Tone (computer) and trombonist Sam Kulik.
Talibam's drummer Kevin Shea and synth-man Matt Mottel joined
saxophonist Alan Wilkinson for the live
It Is Dangerous To Lean Out (december 2014).
The two 20-minute pieces of Hard Vibe (ESP, 2017) feature the duo with Matt Nelson (tenor saxophone, effects, tambourine) and Ron Stabinsky (electronic keyboards).
Endgame Of The Anthropocene (ESP, 2017) is another electronic work.
Malice Afterthought documents a live 2016 performance with saxophonist Alan Wiilkinson.
Transynthorbital Implant (2019) consolidated the lineup of
Matt Mottel on electronics and keytar (keyboard in the shape of a guitar), Kevin Shea on drums and SPD-S, Tamio Shiraishi (sessionman in several Keiji Haino releases) on alto sax and David Watson on guitar & bagpipes.
15th Anniversary Box Set - 2003-2018 (2019) contains
15 new Talibam albums featuring guests such as
Joe McPhee, Phil Minton and Ron Stabinsky.
The Talibam duo of Matt Mottel (piano, synthesizer and three-string guitar) and Kevin Shea (drums) recorded two side-long new pieces with Silke Eberhard (alto sax) and Nikolaus Neuser (trumpet) on This Week Is in Two Weeks (ESP, 2020).