Tallinn is the New York-based experimental project of Scott Whittaker. Tallinn's album Special Economic Zone takes place at the intersection of virtual and real in the globalized cultural marketplace. Mediated and mistranslated by the Internet, foreign pop idols and romanticized geographies echo through a landscape of commodity and ruin.
To that end, Special Economic Zone possesses a rich musical diversity: baritone shoegazed post-punk and power electronics are set against deteriorated J-Pop samples, Cambodian propaganda karaoke, and cosmopolitan field recordings. The musical language is direct, yet found in translation.