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NO TEMPLE, a collection of dark & esoteric incantations, is a sonic melting pot for Oyer’s influences. An ode to the radical & idiosyncratic performances of artists such as Diamanda Galas, Kembra Pfahler, and Peaches, the minimalist electronic production of SOPHIE and his own artistic history in spoken word and opera, NO TEMPLE is a distinctive musical and visual experience. Speaking on the lyrics behind NO TEMPLE, Oyer stated that it’s a record that “calls for social change; the destruction of patriarchal rule in favor of femme, queer, anti-violent, unconventional or maladjusted alterities.”
Over the last 10 years Tyler Matthew Oyer has become an internationally recognized visual and performing artist known for their theatrical, campy, goth-pop performances. Their songs are inspired by the work and ideas of political artists and writers such as David Wojnarowicz, bell hooks, Jose Esteban Muñoz, Genesis P-Orridge, Kembra Pfahler and Silvia Federici. TMO’s songs call for social change; the destruction of patriarchal rule in favor of femme, queer, anti-violent, unconventional or maladjusted alterities. Their musical aesthetics combine performance art-spoken-word incantation with their training in opera and classical voice. Their performances are born from the radical legacies of Kenneth Anger, Peaches, Klaus Nomi, Ron Athey and Diamanda Galas.