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Trip Wamsley And Steve Lawson EP Out Today!

September 22nd, 2010 | 2 Comments | Categories: Music News |

Yup, at last, part two of my musical adventures with Trip Wamsley is released today. And very very fine it is too.

I had no idea what Trip was going to do with the tracks we recorded – the stuff we put down at his house was really open, sketch-like stuff. Trip and I have very different work-flows, hence the experiment in making two records. On day one we recorded Slow Food, which has WAY fewer edits and no post-composition on it. It’s been tidied, but not tinkered with.

Infrablab, on the other hand, is a whole new creation – a monster assembled from the limbs and organs of the original recordings. A glorious, multi-legged, surprising monster of a record.

It’s short – 4 tracks – but there’s not an ounce of fat on it. It’s lean, hungry, insistent music, the stuff from the sessions that demanded to exist. I LOVE what Trip has done with it. I’ve been a fan of his for years (as I’ve said MANY times of late), and I’m really pleased that our collaboration has made him play differently. The slightly overdriven guitar-y stuff he’s added to these tunes is utterly sublime, particularly on ‘Titus’. But it’s all great. Srsly. See if you can work out what of it is me and what’s him:

(oh, and I have no idea what the title means either – I’m sure he’ll explain at some point :) )

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  • Dean

    Tell us about the large bass in the picture. Or alternatively how you shrank yourself.

    • Steve

      ha! That’s Trip playing his Alembic 8-string, which believe it or not, is actually short scale! It’s the best sounding bass I’ve ever heard with more than 6 strings, and Trip does some remarkable things with it, including most of the guitar-y stuff on the new EP. I love it :)