Tabula Rasa

Tabula Rasa

 Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

Quirky progressive on the dark side. Every song has the potential of dabbling in several genres. We are inspired by many things, and our music attempts to pay homage to them all in some capacity. Music is expression--there is no need to partition it by forcing things into categories.


Going through three slight lineup changes, four names, and a one year hiatus (2007) Tabula Rasa is finally right where it wants to be: creating unique, eclectic music that tears down the rigid walls of genre.

Paul Seguna, Eric Gedenk, and Logan Davis formed a project in 2005 that draws on the experimentation and technicalities of King Crimson, The Mars Volta, Porcupine Tree and Tool, while incorporating Medeski Martin and Wood's breezy jazz rhythms and spacey post-rock arrangements likened to Explosions in the Sky or Mogwai.

In 2008, Garret Keith became the final, multi-instrumental piece to the puzzle. Since, the band has focused its energy on the movement in music returning to thematic lyrical content, conceptual albums, and long arrangements.

The goal of Tabula Rasa is to create a blank slate upon which any musical idea, regardless of genre, can be expressed and embraced by the larger community of music lovers. The Mantra: Musical Desegregation-- Varied parts are created and blended in hopes that the resulting sum transcends genre, becoming an entity in and of itself.

Tabula Rasa is anxiously awaiting the opportunity to meet like-minded bands and record more of their music.


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