RDTK release their new album Human Resources, on 29th June via Denovali Records. Today we premiere the track ‘Shadows Arrive’; listen above, it balances electronic and rock textures into a brooding slab of intricate sonic pulses that burrow their way into our internal dialogues. Here’s what they say about the track “Shadows Arrive lyrically is a back and forth internal dialogue – What we repress never stays repressed, it lives on in the unconscious—and, despite what our egos would have us believe, the unconscious mind is the one really running the show. Save your shadow self, save the world.”
Human Resources is the first official album by two friends who have been playing together since the age of twelve, separated by oceans and time, attempting to reconnect with the same collaborative, exploratory and enthusiastic spirit that they felt fifteen years prior.
RDTK is a collaboration that was planted fifteen years ago exploring the intricacies of electronic production, composition and home recording. Its initial roots remain intact: combining a hybrid of traditional rock instrumentation and arrangements with electronic programming, sound design and an intricate and sophisticated production style.
Having studied composition at Berklee College of Music and the New England Conservatory, Donoso has participated in a slew of projects over the years, from new music/avant-metal visionaries Ehnahre to scoring for recent documentary features such as Greg Barker’s ‘Homegrown: The Counter Terror Dilemma’ (HBO pictures 2016) and the Grand Prize short film winner in Brazilian cinema ‘Casimiro Effect’. T.K. has been playing and touring in major label signed rock bands throughout Latin America both as a bassist and singer.
On working with T.K., Donoso added, “The urge I had to work with him on this record was a direct longing for those earlier days when we didn’t know what we were doing and purely experimenting; nostalgia for making music in a very pure way, engaged in collaboration and the spirit of learning as you go (I’ve never made a ‘pop’ record before). It brought back excitement into something that was getting stale for me and also for TK who had to play pop songs for years to keep surviving, where i imagine his creativity was not really being nourished.”