THE MOON IS ENGLISH FOR LUNA (2000)

  • Recorded: 1995-2000
  • Mixed: 1996-2000
  • Released: May 1st 2000
  • Definitive Edition mixed: 2002-2020
  • LISTEN: Apple Music

Ambient moods and soundscapes with heavy beats

This album began as a hodge-podge collection of the best pieces I recorded between 1995-1998, some heavily influenced by hallucinogens. Once I started transferring the analog recordings to digital and piecing them together on the computer, the running order and unifying themes of these previously unrelated bits intuited a loose project concept based on alternative states of consciousness. I then created a series of samples and overdubs to pepper throughout the project to reinforce these concepts, and realizing I need a bridge between the first and second halves of the project, I wrote the song You Know The Drill to fill the gap and inject a little fashionable cynicism into the mix. The Definitive Edition features some minor overdubs recorded in 2002 and several of the original samples have been removed and/or replaced.

Tricks Is For Kids: Unsupervised children at Saturday morning breakfast: a ceremony of incessant television blather, super-sugary cereals, milk, cheap plastic toy fetishes, dancing, chattering, running around the kitchen table, spinning around until dizzy, etc.

ARMOR (3:24)
BUTTERFLY DRINKING WATER FROM HER HAND (10:27)
Part 1 Swarm Part 2 Wonderful Part 3 Water
A GATE (4:47)
YOU KNOW THE DRILL (5:04)
BOLIVAR (13:23)
Part 1 Dosage Part 2 Setting Part 3 Mindset Part 4 Denouement
TRICKS IS FOR KIDS (7:48)
HALLOWEEN DREAM (14:43)

TRIPPO MARX guitar synth drum machine voices
with MANNHEIM JOINT ROLLER on Tricks Is For Kids voices percussion ukulele sound effects
DARREN STACI PENNY sample vocies

Produced composed & performed by Trippo Marx
Tricks Is For Kids produced composed & performed by Trippo Marx & Mannheim Joint Roller
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