In an industry dominated by huge names a community exists for the lesser known, underground artist.
The Trilogy Tapes is the result of inspiration drawn from the Michigan noise scene. Will Bankhead set up the blog/shop/imprint as a labour of love, and even after its growth the same values still ring true.
Most of the artists put out on the label are completely unknown, showcasing the emphasis put on letting the music speak for itself. Some artists have been found from simply browsing online, such as Dro Carey, and others are living legends such as Detroit producer Theo Parrish.
We’ve delved into The Trilogy Tapes back catalogue to select nine tracks that we feel showcases the unrestricted, free nature of the concept. Whilst researching it became clear that even if the sound meeting your ear was not exactly ‘your thing’ an artistic respect remained. Even if you’re not into drone noise, you’re not going to be bored listening to it. So, in no particular order…
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Four Legs – Clarky Cat
Four Legs is the Swedish duo of Samo DJ and Elias Landberg. Both grew up in the surroundings of Stockholm; Landberg drawing his influence from techno and early electronic such as Jeff Mills and Aphex Twin, Samo DJ implementing his Scandanavian roots as a source of influence that resonates in the pairs work.
”Samo DJ continually sabotages the model with distinctive productions that fearlessly compact a myriad of demented ideas with a twisted Scandinavian cheek.”
We’ve plucked ‘Clarky Cat’ from the project Clarky Cat, a track that soaked in ambience and tranquillity. A steady bassline lays the foundations as soft, tropical keys paint a laid back, calm picture. Just as easily listened to chilling out as it is in a dancefloor setting. Flourishes of sound intrigue as the track is dismantled piece by piece before ending in a sea of peacefulness.
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