RHESUS PIECES (2009)

  • Recorded: 1990-2008
  • Mixed: 2001-2009
  • Released: August 17th 2009
  • Definitive Edition mixed: 2020
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Strange beats & samples splashed with eclectic guitars

In 2001, I received a message on my answering machine from my friend Theo Spanos. When I first started work on this project, my idea was to intersperse small snippets of that phone message throughout to provide a sort of phony running commentary amongst the various side experiments I had created during the time I was working on the first several > Greater Than albums. Theo appears as the “master of ceremonies” on four tracks: How You’re Gonna Hear Me, Hygiene is Important, Not Busy At All Right Now, and You See What I’m Saying.

I Can’t Explain (Recycled Music 5): This one was built out of tiny samples from all of the six completed Trippo Marx albums at that time (2004, when Water Damage was the last of the first seven albums not yet finished).

Nosfeatu At The Door: This piece is based on a nightmare I had. On a spooky and overcast day, the vampire from the German silent film Nosferatu came up to my door and began knocking on it while I waited inside, fearful of answering the door.

HOW YOU'RE GONNA HEAR ME (2:12)
NOLENS VOLENS (1:23)
INVISIBLE PRISON (4:37)
STRANGE FEELING (1:02)
RANDOM IMAGE (1:04)
THE EXCLUDED MUDDLE (1:54)
NOT BUSY AT ALL RIGHT NOW (0:58)
ASSHOLE OF THE OPERA (0:39)
I CAN'T EXPLAIN (Recycled Music 5) (4:53)
DARKNESS OF FUTURE PAST (5:53)
HYGIENE IS IMPORTANT (0:25)
TONGUE DREAM #2 (1:48)
NOSFERATU AT THE DOOR (0:53)
LAKE WINNEBAGO WISCONSIN AUGUST 12TH 1982 (8:40)
FESTINA LENTE (2:24)
YOU SEE WHAT I'M SAYING (0:57)
A PREMATURE CERTAINTY (0:45)
REFUGE PRAYER (5:28)

TRIPPO MARX guitars synth midi programming voices
with THEO SPANOS master of cermeonies via taped answering machine message
KRICH PENNY YALC sample voices

Produced composed & performed by Trippo Marx
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