Momo:tempo is independent creative, composer, producer and arty blighter, Timo Peach. And for Momo, music is a bit of traveling theatre.
THE INCOMPLETE CREATIVE HISTORY
From art college student to apparently creative professional, Momo:tempo's chief protagonist has spent far too long mucking about with all manner of creative things sooner than knuckling down and getting a proper job. From boobing about on stage with an old Moog and some old TVs, to boring strangers in pubs about the merits of the typeface Helvetica – Timo Peach has spent some twenty years filling a very thick sketchbook with different creative explorations – wandering around, anonymously picking up emotional souvenirs and recording a hundred qualifying albums in a number of different garden sheds.
THE INCOMPARABLE MUSICAL STYLE
Today, Momo can still be found mucking about creatively – much of which musically could be described as a little alternative, usually electrically powered, involving beats and brass and sumptuous strings and a few baritone karaoke choruses and a bit of word verbiage over the top. And a very fair amount of theatre. Whatever that genre is. Some sort of electro-funk filmscore. It's dance music, just.
THE INACCURATE MUSICAL COMPARISONS
To get a vague idea of a comparable sound, you could try packing gloriously cooky 80s Swiss musical stuntists Yello into a sturdy travel case with charming, romantic wit, The Divine Comedy. Chuck in a bit of grumpy young upstart Calvin Harris' clubby confidence, and a friendly amount of Lemon Jelly, sit on the damned thing until it closes and toss it about on a luggage carousel for a while and you might just be getting somewhere.
THE IRREFUTABLE LIVE SOUND
Live, Momo means a noisy horn section, a bit of energetic skins-beating over the beats, with live percussion and drums, and a lot of pulling faces at the front. Plus groovy big tunes that will stay in your head. And a spot of almost half decent entertainment.
THE INDISPENSIBLE PERSONAL CONCLUSION
Mr Peach lives by the seaside with the lovely first lady of Momo, in Bournemouth.