One of Argo Vals' side-projects is the instrumental ensemble Talamak. Here he is joined by Hans Kurvits (drums), Uku Kübar (keyboards), Magnus Morel (bass), and Karl Petti (guitar). Founded in 2009, the band faced organizational issues from the outset, in that Petti (front, center) emigrated to Holland. Physical collaboration therefore moved into a semi-digital mode, with compositions both sketched and edited online. These initial obstacles have now been overcome, as evident from a recent interview for the Estonian press. Here Petti declared Talamak "the most personal and meaningful project with which I've been involved."