|Trip Tech -
|A surprising encounter between old
slide guitar and modern electronica
|As the Earth gets old, complex and polluted by
machinery, the old man keeps playing down by the river...
Trip Tech inhales the sacred old air of the blues and soaks it in a fresh
bath of dark ambient atmospheres and IDM beats. The slide guitar flows right in, as if the
two poles were merely imaginary creations of a brain seeking clear categories. Beyond the
brain, the sounds interweave and become pure music, folk electronica, ambient blues...
- The guitar is a 1931 Rickenbacher lap steel guitar and can
be seen as one of the first electronic instruments, certainly one of the first guitar-like
instruments to use electronic pick-ups on a solid body. The body is made of bakelite, an
organic futuristic material for that era that predates plastic... a truly visionary
instrument that in its very material embodies the fusion of the venerable past and the
unknown future. As a lap steel guitar it invokes the laptop, the portable laptop music
creating machine of the computer age.
- David Collin plays the Rickenbacher and a variety of synths
as Kyron drops in with his own jazzy blues guitar, dubtronics and unpredictable harmonies
and arrangements. The result melds into wordless songs out of dreams and dashes of sound
that will seep through your nervous system in moments of pure silence.
Performed by David Collin and Kyron
Mixed and deconstructed by Kyron
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