INSIDE THE FRAME (2010)

  • Recorded: 1992-2010
  • Mixed: 2001-2010
  • Released: December 14th 2010
  • LISTEN: Apple Music

A framed sonic tapestry of eleven experimental rock songs

“The most important thing in art is The Frame. For painting: literally; for other arts: figuratively – because, without this humble appliance, you can’t know where The Art stops and The Real World begins. You have to put a ‘box’ around it because otherwise, what is that shit on the wall?” Frank Zappa

This project is what I would consider the first “rock album” in my catalog. In prior projects, rock music served as the springboard to other fantastic and exotic places, and I was not overly concerned with reaching a mass audience or garnering any commercial appeal. This project is also not overly concerned with such things, endeavoring instead to explore commercial forms as an exercise in song craft. The incidents depicted and attitudes expressed in the lyrics are partly based on my own life and partly fabricated for dramatic effect.

Forehead Peel: This Flaming Lips inspired psychedelic-folk-rock song is based on a dream I had.

CANNED MONSTER (2:50)
MAYBE NOT AGAIN (4:03)
BABY STEPS (3:23)
BEDTIME STORY (4:28)
FOREHEAD PEEL (3:34)
WE ARE NOT ALL (3:55)
CALLING ALL EARDRUMS (1:40)
I REPEAT MYSELF (2:41)
GOVERNMENT MAN (5:50)
JUST ANOTHER CROOK (5:14)
ZERO GEE (5:16)

TRIPPO MARX guitars synth glockenspiel voices

Produced composed & performed by Trippo Marx
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