WATER DAMAGE (2004)

  • Recorded: 1993-2004
  • Mixed: 1994-2004
  • Released: November 12th 2004
  • Definitive Edition mixed: 2009-2019
  • LISTEN: Apple Music

Lo-fi experimental rock explorations of emotional dysfunction and abject frippery

Water Damage: the process of excessive emotional attachment to unrealistic ideas…something got wet that shouldn’t have and now no longer performs its proper function. This idea came from a series of dreams I have had in which I am trying to accomplish some task in surroundings damaged by broken pipes, excessive rain, standing or flowing water, etc. These dreams always give me a sense of struggling with some emotional function/dysfunction I can’t quite get a grasp of. None of this collection of slightly modified demo tapes from 1993-1994 was intended to be part of a larger unifying concept, but during the digitization process they congealed into a song cycle depicting difficult struggles with emotional states, regressive lapses into frippery and nonsense, and the eventual self-destruction and rebirth cycle of maturation.

Space Captain: This one was inspired by a homeless guy who called himself Crazy John the Heavy Metal Poet. When I was attending the University of Texas at Austin, he used to hang around on the Drag and hand out copies of his “poetry” for small donations.

FORMALDEHYDE (2:48)
BLUES 1 (1:14)
WATER DAMAGE 1 (1:56)
BLUES 2 (2:06)
PUMPKIN PEOPLE (3:15)
STRANGLED CALLIOPES (2:35)
PLEASURE LOAF (1:33)
WATER DAMAGE 2 (1:53)
BLUES 3 (6:38)
OCCUPANT (3:57)
FOOLING TIME (5:21)
LEPREUX (2:24)
LITTLE MAN 1 (3:42)
LITTLE MAN 2 (3:46)
LITTLE MAN 3 (4:37)
WATER DAMAGE 3 (3:20)
SPACE CAPTAIN 1 (7:01)
SPACE CAPTAIN 2 (4:28)

TRIPPO MARX guitar bass synths drum machine sound effects percussion voices

Produced composed & performed by Trippo Marx
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