FYC 63RD GRAMMY® AWARDS

BEST WORLD MUSIC ALBUM

All proceeds from the album are donated to NGOs that actively work cleaning and preserving our oceans. Thank you for listening, supporting and sharing.

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Tiamatu: An album as big as planet Earth

Tiamatu means both ocean and abyss in Sumerian, the first written language in human history. It seems fitting, because without our oceans we’ll fall into the abyss.

We are killing them, and without them we are done. Simple as that.

This album gives voice to our oceans through music. You’ll hear them scream in anger, cry in sorrow, beg us to stop in tears... but also smile with hope.

We are the root of the problem, and thus also the solution. We can stop this. We must stop this.

All proceeds from Tiamatu are donated to NGOs that actively work in cleaning and preserving our oceans. Thank you for listening and supporting, please share this page if you want to help.

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  • Danaë V.

    I listened to the whole album totally enthralled! Haunting vocals, lush instrumentals, and fascinating rhythms, all engineered to utter perfection! Bravissimo!!!!
  • Wouter K.

    Stunning compositions and arrangements, superbly recorded and produced. Love your work, congratulations and all the best!
  • Cheryl B.

    I'm BLOWN away by TIAMATU. It's gorgeous. I have this record on repeat. It's absolutely stunning.
  • Fara L.

    For sending shivers down to my spine and causing goosebumps from one track to another, well done!! It is absolutely a powerful album.
  • Paul O.

    Wow. Just wow. Comprehensively GOLDEN! Production is top-notch, and I’m really digging the instrumentation.
  • Kamini N.

    Love the album and the message behind it. It is indeed inspiring to hear music that not only sounds great but helps our world!
  • Raashi K.

    Amazing musicianship, fabulous production, and incredible concept!
  • Gabriela P.

    Wow! What an amazing master piece!!! Loved the project and it made me feel like I was traveling through the world.
  • Chris M.

    Wow, this is beautiful, haunting, I am listening right now and just love it. I love the cause too.
  • Wendy L.

    Not only is it lovely musically, but the power of the cause is absolutely essential. Well done!
  • Fara L.

    To say that the album is a voice of the oceans would be an understatement. It is not only the 'voice' but it embodied the ocean itself.
  • John V.

    I am listening to your superb song "Antarctic". I love the beautiful acoustic guitar work. What an exquisite song.
  • Janiva M.

    Absolutely stunning! Thank you for such a beautiful work and for such a critical cause to help ALL living creatures.
  • Forest S.

    Sounds great! Great compositions. Very cinematic. Great mix. And for a great, great cause. Love it.
  • Sara G.

    The album is beautiful, in concept and production. I love the performances and the visuals on the site! It sounds so good! :)
  • Rory G.

    So well done! Including the theme of the album. The visuals are spot on. The collaborative effort with everyone credited paid off on a fab project
  • Daniel H.

    It is a beautiful and - sonically immense and crystal clear - like water.
  • Tess RS

    I love your music, message of hope and giving the oceans "a voice”. It is always impressive if great music is also helping a cause.
  • Kathryn C.

    The concept and professionalism are top notch. I enjoyed how each of the oceans had a distinct sound.
  • Sofija K.

    This is a beautiful record, so many different influences. Very unique. I hope you get the recognition you deserve, it is really a work of art.
  • Mykal K.

    I feel like I watched a fashion show. This was about highlighting the beauty and vastness and IMPORTANCE of the oceans and it really did just that.
  • Nanette MG.

    A stirring recording on SUCH an important subject.
  • Marcus B.

    The soundscapes, production and mix are incredible! Wow!!! Amazing!!!!
  • Alex O.

    Tiamatu is a powerful work! Love the composition and flow of it! And the cause is clearly important! Keeping oceans clean is essential to the world!
  • Sonia R.

    It’s Awesome. It’s on my top list. Really love it. And so needed.
  • Tracy V.

    I absolutely love it!

    ALBUM DETAILS

    Track List

    Track List

    1. Arctic
    2. Pacific
    3. Atlantic
    4. Indian
    5. Antarctic

    Release date

    29 August 2020

    FYC 63RD GRAMMY® AWARDS

    Best World Music Album

    TEAM TIAMATU

    Roger Montejano
    Sebastian Ho
    Rozie Hoong
    Rizal Sanip
    Colin Yong
    Eugene Ng
    Toni Go
    GreenRoom Suite

    CREDITS

    Arctic

    Written, arranged, programmed and performed by Roger Montejano.

    Additional arrangements by Sebastian Ho.

    Mixed and mastered by Roger Montejano at RM Online Mixing.


    Pacific

    Written, arranged, programmed and performed by Roger Montejano.

    Guitars by Eugene NG.

    Mixed and mastered by Roger Montejano at RM Online Mixing.


    Atlantic

    Written, arranged, programmed and performed by Roger Montejano.

    Mixed and mastered by Roger Montejano at RM Online Mixing.


    Indian

    Written, arranged, programmed and performed by Roger Montejano.

    Mixed and mastered by Roger Montejano at RM Online Mixing.


    Antarctic

    Written and arranged by Sebastian Ho.

    Erhu by Rozie Hoong.

    Guitars by Sebastian Ho.

    Percussion by Rizal Sanip.

    Bass by Colin Yong.

    Erhu and guitars recorded by Roger Montejano at GreenRoom Suite in Singapore.

    Second engineer Toni Go.

    Percussion recorded by Rizal Sanip.

    Bass recorded by Colin Yong.

    Mixed and mastered by Roger Montejano at RM Online Mixing.

    Background video by BBC Earth. Artwork inspired by the world ocean concept. Picture on artwork by Berend de Kort.

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    About

    DILI KI means “One Earth” in Sumerian, the first ever written language in human history.

    We are a non-for-profit musical project that uses Music to raise awareness of the life-threatening problems our planet faces, and to create resources to combat them.

    All proceeds from the album Tiamatu are donated to selected NGOs that actively work in cleaning and preserving our oceans.

    The founder of DILI KI is music producer and engineer Roger Montejano. Roger is a professional member of the Grammy® Recording Academy, and a member of the Audio Engineering Society, Producers & Engineers Wing, and Sociedad General de Autores.

    Some of the latest projects Roger has been involved with include "Beyond Classical", under consideration for the 62nd Grammy® Awards (Best Contemporary Instrumental Album), "Voorpret", under consideration for the 60th Grammy® Awards (Best Alternative Album), and "Paradoja", used in the promotional campaign of the movie "Inception" (Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Caine) at Canal+.

    Roger Montejano @ 62nd Grammy Awards (LA)
    Beyond Classical. FYC 62nd Grammy Awards 'Best Contemporary Instrumental Album'
    Voorpret. FYC 60th Grammy Awards
    Roger Montejano @ PKO Studios (Madrid)