Dec 29, 2021


First Ever Tame Impala Shoe Collaboration!

Dec 29, 2021


Compass® once again rocked the Indonesian Creative Industry together with Australian Psychedelic Rock musician, Tame Impala who has also collaborated with other great global musicians such as Lady Gaga, Kanye West, The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky, Mark Ronson, Rihanna, and other artists.

Titled ‘ARTIFICIAL VIBRATION’, this collaboration presents a collection of shoes and apparel that manifests the energy, sound, and soul of Tame Impala's music. Songs are converted into wearable products that can be worn or kept as memorabilia by music fans and fashion connoisseurs alike.

“Hey Indonesia, I’m honored to announce this very special collab with @sepatucompass, where they transformed my music into graphics! Super cool idea…” - Kevin Parker on Tame Impala’s Instagram.

Embodying the energy, sound and soul of Tame Impala's music, this collaboration features a collection of footwear and apparel.

"ARTIFICIAL VIBRATION" is the synthesis of two different entities: digital and energy. This collaboration follows the journey of extracting data from three Tame Impala songs and converting that data into a spectrum of artificially created patterns and colors. These visual elements are manifested into a shoe collection, defined by three designs: Waveform, Tie-Dye, and Spectrogram.

Retrograde Low (Tame Impala - The Less I Know The Better)

The sound waves from this song are reconstructed into concentric shapes based on five attributes: Warmth, Dynamic, Clarity, Flow, & Fade. This spectrum captures music in its most basic state.

Retrograde Hi Decon (Tame Impala - Yes I'm Changing)

Reminiscent of the visualization of the classic Windows Media Player program. The music played becomes a dynamic art that expresses the atmosphere & mood of the song.

Retrograde Hi Decon (Tame Impala - Lost In Yesterday)

A visual that presents a tone that changes every time. An accumulation of data sets translated into a visual that carries the soul & aura of the song.

Furthermore, each SPECTRUM feature details unique to the particular song it represents. When scanned, a QR code on the shoe label will immediately link to an audio file of the song. A line from the song’s lyric is inscribed on the shoe, while the transparent outsoles contain a print of the soundwaves. There is also a pocket hidden inside the shoe’s tongue that can hold small items as a practical, fun detail.

Sold exclusively for the Indonesian market only, the limited edition COMPASS / TAME IMPALA "ARTIFICIAL VIBRATION" was released on December 29, 2021 in conjunction with Tame Impala's virtual concert on Tokopedia Play. Product information and other collections from Compass® can be accessed here

Collaboration / Tame Impala
Category / Music
Release Date / 29 December  2021
More info / @sepatucompass on Instagram