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Triptet (Michael Monhart on sax, Tom Baker on guitar & theremin and Greg Campbell on drums & percussion) formed to explore the music of Sun Ra, in their 2nd release pushing the cosmic envelope through live processing to create beautiful acoustic and alien soundscapes.

Figure In The Carpet

Triptet: Figure In The Carpet (Engine)
Label: Engine    
Released in: USA    

"Where Triptet's debut Imaginary Perspective revolved around listening to long clouds of slow morphing sound, Figure in the Carpet is a darker journey. As the explorations of Sun Ra (the inspiration for Triptet's formation) were joyous and non-conformist, Triptet's updated explorations are about the loneliness of space travel and the isolation of technology. When the cinematic title track opens up the listener feels like someone has pushed them out of a spaceship into a desolate world where uncertainty and danger lurks behind every moon rock.

This vibe comes from recording Michael Monhart's acoustic sax and simultaneously feeding the signal into a laptop synthesizer that produces strange processed sounds. When combined with electronic manipulations of Tom Baker's ambient guitar and theremin work and Greg Campbell's junk percussion and mangled french horn, we are given sounds that are both familiar and alien; right next to you but very far away.

Triptet lives up to their name by sending us starkly beautiful improvised soundscapes from a million miles away and right here in your picture frame."-Engine

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Product Information:

Label: Engine
Catalog ID: E050
Squidco Product Code: 18263

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: USA
Packaging: Cardstock foldover
Mixed and mastered by Steven Walcott, Brooklyn.


Michael Monhart-saxophone, electronics

Greg Campbell-percussion, French horn, electronics

Tom Baker-fretless guitar, theremin, electronics

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Track Listing:

1. External Rhyme 5:39

2. Gates Of Glass 3:36

3. Figure In The Carpet 7:01

4. Palimpsest 4:53

5. Rain Tractor 6:38

6. Ode To The NightWatchman 6:59

7. Under Land 5:39

8. Tuning The Blue City 5:27

9. The Myth Of An Ordinary Man 8:04

10. Surfactants 5:06