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TRIPPOINFO: 14th album BEFORE/AFTER available August 31st,NEW VIDEO Trippovision #3 Before/After,AGENT X release delayed

trippo news

Hello there, it's Trippo, from Austin, Texas, USA, and I have been composing & producing my experimental recordings since 1989. I play guitar mostly, but I've been known to play (or at the very least make noises with) whatever I can get my hands on including bass, keyboards, drums, drum programming, midi programming, computer programming, toys, household objects, etc. Sometimes I say strange things and people wonder.

T R I P P O   M A R X

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Tell your African-American friends and colleagues that you value their presence in your life. WHAT? Is it gonna HURT YOU to be NICE? If you don't actually KNOW any African-Americans, there's no time like the present...engage, listen, and share! WHAT? Are you are AFRAID you might LEARN SOMETHING?

30th Anniversary Hoopla

So at long last the 30th Anniversary Hoopla crescendos with the release of my 14th album BEFORE/AFTER on August 31st...get a visual taste of the new album by checking out the third installment of Trippovision, available here. The AGENT X single release has been delayed for the nonce, I don't feel like the tone is right, but I may release it by year's end (or never).

> Greater Than update: I am still at work with Krich on the next album THE RECIDIVIST, the album is just about finished, we anticipate a 2020 release, more news as it happens...

Look for these releases and more at your favorite digital music provider and thanks for listening!

Got Prog?

I have recently acquired a Mellotron M4000D Mini, which is an old prog rocker's wet dream...I've always wanted to own one since I learned what one was as a young aspiring musician...I did two demo improvisations with it right out of the box, using just the Mellotron and some looping & reverb effects from my Boss GT-10, and I was amazed with the results despite my unfamiliarity with the keyboard and my overall performance rust. LISTEN HERE IF YOU DARE!

Groovebox Me

Having fun with new gear during lockdown...this time, I've acquired a Roland MC-707 Groovebox to replace my ancient Boss DR-660 drum machine. The Groovebox looks to be a bit of a programming challenge (it is a sampler, a sequencer, a keyboard, and a drum machine all in one package), but I definitely plan to showcase it in my upcoming 30th Anniversary Show later this summer, plus any other gear I acquire in the next few months or so, more show details as they emerge...anyway, I programmed my first project, called Agent X, and did three different improvised performances using a variety of tones and settings on the 707. LISTEN HERE IF YOU DARE!

marxology

Click to listen (for free!) to unreleased archival Trippo Marx demos, improvs, alternate mixes, and whatnots from throughout the ages!

Agent X (take 1)

This is the first recording I made with the Roland MC-707 Groovebox, it features only the pre-programmed elements of the project without any lead synth work. I called it Agent X because it sounds like "spy action sequence" theme music.

Agent X (take 2)

This version strips out some of the pre-programmed stuff and features a "spooky" tone synth lead.

Agent X (take 3)

The third version employs a Gary Numan-esque synth lead tone and adds a new theme to the work.

Umbrella Drinks

Mellotron Quickie: I did a series of short pieces with the Mellotron to test the various tone combinations, this one features marimba and harp.

Organ Grinder

Mellotron Quickie: This short piece features accordion and brass.

Lockdown

Mellotron improvisation inspired by our current pandemic situation.

Discography

1999-2020

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Smello

Smello

the 1st trippo marx album

Bleeding Head Good, Healed Head Bad

Bleeding Head Good, Healed Head Bad

the 2nd trippo marx album

Water Damage

Water Damage

the 3rd trippo marx album

Heterodox

Heterodox

the 4th trippo marx album

The Moon Is English For Luna

The Moon Is English For Luna

the 5th trippo marx album

Songs For An Imaginary Audience

Songs For An Imaginary Audience

the 6th trippo marx album

Mugwumps In Mukluks

Mugwumps In Mukluks

the 7th trippo marx album

Rhesus Pieces

Rhesus Pieces

the 8th trippo marx album

Inside The Frame

Inside The Frame

the 9th trippo marx album

Blustering Tunnel Puppets

Blustering Tunnel Puppets

the 10th trippo marx album

Blustering Tunnel Puppet

Blustering Tunnel Puppet

trippovision #1

Road Trippo: LA 2012

Road Trippo: LA 2012

trippovision #2

Playa In Twilight

Playa In Twilight

the 11th trippo marx album

At Last The Lie Can Be Told

At Last The Lie Can Be Told

the 12th trippo marx album

Box Not Included

Box Not Included

the trippo marx box set (without a box)

Before/After

Before/After

trippovision #3

Before/After

Before/After

the 14th trippo marx album

Agent X

Agent X

the 1st trippo marx single

archive

1987-2020

The Yngwie Tapes

THE YNGWIE TAPES

1993-1994

AUDIO: LEPREUX

This project is a condensed version of three hour long cassettes of 4 track mixes under the name "Yngwie Mwowmstein". The first cassette, CHRONIC, was mixed July 5th 1993, the second cassette, ANYTHING CAN BE MUSIC, was mixed February 13th 1994, and the third cassette, TONGUE IN CHEESE, was mixed March 18th 1994. A lot of this material appears in different forms scattered across several Trippo Marx albums, but this collection provides a sampling of the initial cassette mixes along with a few tracks from the cassettes that have since been remixed.
R.E.M. Speedwagon - Led Zeppelin V

R.E.M. SPEEDWAGON

Led Zeppelin V

1994

AUDIO: BEATNIK HELL

TRACY CHAPSTICK synths vocals MANNHEIM JOINT ROLLER bass guitars synths vocals YNGWIE MWOWMSTEIN guitars bass synths vocals R.E.M. Speedwagon began its short life as a collaboration between Jason “Mannheim Joint Roller” Morris and myself. I met Jason while we were in the electrical engineering program at the University of Texas. We never planned to be a “band” per se; we just liked making stupid recordings. We eventually wound up collaborating with his sister Melissa (“Tracy Chapstick”).
Marxology 1

MARXOLOGY 1

1987-1994

AUDIO: PICK MY NOSE

Trippo Marx archival recordings.
The White Blouses

MISSHAPPENSTANCE

The White Blouses

1996

AUDIO: THE BROTHERS FOUR

GENE POOLE percussion voices RICKY STESIDUE synth voices guitar TRIPPO MARX guitar voices synth MissHappenstance came together by accident in the summer of 1996, stuck around a for little while, farted ignominiously, and left, leaving conflict and frustration in her wake. Nothing about this project went right, and yet everything went exactly how it was supposed to. This first outing was an impromptu jam in my tiny townhouse bedroom using whatever gear we had at our disposal.
Nougat From Orbit

MISSHAPPENSTANCE

Nougat From Orbit

1996

AUDIO: STICKY RESIDUE (Heterodox Mix)

GENE POOLE percussion voices RICKY STESIDUE basses percussion violin TRIPPO MARX guitar voices percussion bass synth This second gathering of MissHappenstance occurred with more planning and instrumentation and was generally regarded by the group as the best of the three sessions. The “definitive” five and a half minute mix of Sticky Residue was included, briefly, on one of the older versions of the Trippo Marx album HETERODOX.
Three

MISSHAPPENSTANCE

Three

1996

NO AUDIO CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

GENE POOLE RICKY STESIDUE TRIPPO MARX The third MissHappenstance session needs to be recovered from the original ADAT masters and there is no audio available currently.
Marxology 2

MARXOLOGY 2

1995-1998

AUDIO: SUSPICION 1995

Trippo Marx archival recordings.
Marxology 3

MARXOLOGY 3

1999-2000

AUDIO: SECONDARY OZONE, TERTIARY OZONE

Trippo Marx archival recordings.

Contact

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Austin
Texas USA

trippo@trippomarx.com

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