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The best kept secret in music


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New Line Single
b-side: Four years without hope


Feeling a bit camera shy


John Teske started writing electronic music at early age, using primitive Windows recording software to make beats. Later having learned the joys of writing and playing classical music, he discovered his niche within contemporary experimental and improvisatory music. Today John is an active composer and performer in the new music scene (is this what the scene is called) in Seattle.

Ian Bell started writing poetry in high school to help him make sense of the fragmented feelings making there way to his mind and the inconsistence of ideals at large. Stories of passionately flawed love, broken civic dreams, and solutions to the both, filled pads and pads of paper. First finding publication for the poetry alone Ian quickly looked to present his words with music.

John and Ian (Bell) met in 2003 through John's older brother, Scott, who is the bassist for indie-pop band sea.mine. Finding that sea.mine wasn't the proper vehicle for all his lyrical themes, Ian pursued an audience with John in hopes of starting an electronica project. tĂȘte octet was formed and the pope and the prophet were born. As the prophet, John creates unique visions filled with sounds and tools never seen onstage before and with a zeal that only a true man of god could yield. As the pope, Ian weaves truths within deceit to put across a message to the masses revealing the light.