|Remastered in 2006
A magical mix of live bass, electronic samples, electric guitar, heavily processed
supersonic squeals and phat beats! Carefully designed ambient dub atmospheres suddenly
breaking apart into raging cauldrons of electronically driven sonic explosions!
Our influences: Bill Laswell (of course!),
Miles Davis (ala Bitches Brew), Jimi Hendrix, Lee Perry, Les Claypool, Eric Sermon,
A launching pad for further
journeys into the world of Black Note.
Here's a fragment from an independent review of Triborg:
From Aural Innovations #35 (January 2007)
"...chilled out, experimental ambient music, but always with a beat in mind. But this
is by no means beat driven or dance music. The very electronic rhythms exist to propel the
both icy cool and warmly rich atmospheres along. While you get samples drifting in and out
of the mix, and lots of electronics, unlike most music of this variety, Mendizabal and
Stidham utilize some bass, guitar and piano as well. For example, you'd be hard-pressed to
call Midnite in Tijuana "electronica" in the traditional sense, it's more
reminiscent of (as the song's title plays around with) one of their stated influences,
Miles Davis. But the song that follows, Migration, brings twittering electronics and
robotic beats back into the fore, before adding some spicey latin rhythms. The album moves
like this, never becoming predictable through its nine tracks. The rhythmic structures are
creative, and seeded with intriguing atmospheres and mutant worldbeat elements, things get
freaky and exotic quite often. Martian Gangster even throws in some spooky high-pitched
theremin-like wails to inject a bit of interplanetary spookiness to the proceedings. For a
genre that has overall, perhaps, peaked and seen better days, it's nice to hear some
artists are still being creative and pushing it forward by expanding the idea of what
ambient techno music can be."
here for the full original review.
From Wreck This Mess, Radio Patapoe, Amsterdam
"Between meditation, speculation, trance and
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Here's an MP3 sample: