TRIPPO MARX

UNUSUAL MUSIC FOR UNUSUAL PEOPLE

the 30th anniversary hoopla thingamawhatzit

PHAZE 1 | 1989-1994

SMELLO BLEEDING HEAD GOOD, HEALED HEAD BAD WATER DAMAGE
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The 1st Trippo Marx album | Produced composed & performed by Trippo Marx | Recorded 1988-1992 | Mixed 1993-2001 | Definitive Edition Mixed 2003-2019 | Everyone takes their first step, and this one is mine. Smello is my oldest and most naive work, a frenetic & serendipitous series of exercises that I undertook in order to learn the art of recording and mixing demos, and it has all the charms of a long-lost, unwashed friend (happy to see you, friend, to smell you is another thing). This work is dedicated to those who instructed and/or inspired me in the difficult act of music.

RELEASE DATE AUGUST 19TH 2019

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The 2nd Trippo Marx album | Produced composed & performed by Trippo Marx | Recorded 1990-2002 Mixed 1993-2001 | Portions recorded live at the Austin X-Day Devival at Emo's Alternative Lounge, July 5th 1992 | Definitive Edition Mixed 2002-2019 | Bleeding Head Good, Healed Head Bad was contructed from an assortment of lo-fi recordings made between 1990-1994 relating in some vague way to the Church of the Sub-Genius. It consists of double-speed guitar improvisations and demos, portions of the 1992 X-Day Devival in Austin, Texas, and other random episodes of chaotic madness recorded on a handheld microcassette recorder, as well as a handful of unfinished pieces found on 4-track cassettes, all digitally spliced and diced together with drum loops and other overdubs into a mutant collage of Slack-Infused Bulldada designed for the most esoteric Sub-Genius Earholes, presented and narrated by the impromptu Reverends of the Church of the Perfect Fit.

RELEASE DATE SEPTEMBER 16TH 2019

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The 3rd Trippo Marx album | Produced composed & performed by Trippo Marx | Recorded 1993-2004 | Mixed 1994-2004 | Definitive Edition mixed 2009-2019 | Water Damage: the process of excessive emotional attachment to unrealistic ideas...something got wet that shouldn't have and now no longer performs its proper function. This idea came from a series of dreams I have had in which I am trying to accomplish some task in surroundings damaged by broken pipes, excessive rain, standing or flowing water, etc. These dreams always give me a sense of struggling with some emotional function/dysfunction I can't quite get a grasp of. None of this collection of slightly modified demo tapes from 1993-1994 was intended to be part of a larger unifying concept, but during the digitization process they congealed into a song cycle depicting difficult struggles with emotional states, lapses into frippery and nonsense, and the eventual destruction and rebirth cycle of maturation..

RELEASE DATE OCTOBER 21ST 2019


PHAZE 2 | 1999-2002

HETERODOX THE MOON IS ENGLISH FOR LUNA SONGS FOR AN IMAGINARY AUDIENCE
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The 4th Trippo Marx album | Produced composed & performed by Trippo Marx | Recorded 1989-1999 | Mixed 1996-1999 | Definitive Edition mixed 1992-2019 | This album started out as an eponymous five song EP released in 1999 in lieu of the full-length project I was still trying to complete (my fifth album The Moon Is English For Luna). Over the next year and a half I expanded the project bit by bit to album length. The current running order contains three of the five original EP tracks, plus most of the material I added in the expansions, as well as a few premiere recordings unique to this version, and for all practical purposes it is the “definitive” edition of the album. Like many of my albums, it is mostly instrumental, peppered throughout with strange voices saying strange things.

RELEASE DATE NOVEMBER 18TH 2019

The 5th Trippo Marx album

RELEASE DATE DECEMBER 16TH 2019

The 6th Trippo Marx album

RELEASE DATE JANUARY 13TH 2020

MUGWUMPS IN MUKLUKS
The 7th Trippo Marx album

RELEASE DATE FEBRUARY 10TH 2020


PHAZE 3 | 2009-2014

Of the final six Trippo Marx albums, only Rhesus Pieces and Inside The Frame will see digital reissue, with updated cover art and/or tracks(?). RELEASE DATE MARCH-APRIL 2020


PHAZE 4 | 2020 and beyond?

I will finish and release a series of remix projects plus the unfinished Trippo Marx album Low Exposure.

30th anniversary archive series #3 & #4

MARXOLOGY 1 (1987-1994) MARXOLOGY 2 (1995-1998)
A collection of demos, alternate mixes, and leftovers from the first three Trippo Marx albums. A collection of demos, alternate mixes, and leftovers from the Heterodox & Moon Is English For Luna projects.
AUDIO Pick My Nose | Django's Missing Digits 2000 | Are You Recording This? | Sphincter Whistler AUDIO Suspicion 1995 | Armor 1995 | Butterfly Drinking Water From Her Hand 1998 | A Gate 1996

project saajex + trippo

WHAT WILL HAPPEN???

Between 1983-1988 when I was in high school & college in Houston, one of my associates was a fellow by the name of Sebastian Saajex Gregory or "Saaj"...we thought he had the coolest name ever...unfortunately, Saaj & I never were able to collaborate on a musical endeavor before I moved away from Houston, which makes the commencement of this project a really cool thing. So far, all we have are lofty ideas and a vague plan...what will happen? Who knows, but whatever it is, it will probably be pretty strange. Check out his stuff here.

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