Visionquest Welcomes Triptease for Debut Album
'Mescaleros' LP is out April 3.
As Triptease, Topper, Francesco, Jacopo, and Hugo have become stalwarts of Berlin’s Club der Visionaere and Hoppetosse, known for their lengthy collaborative live performances that include analog gear as well as live instrumentation. For each performance, they bring almost the entirety of their studio for long range jams that contain a mixture of prepared material and a hefty amount of total free form improvisation. Often they’ll also invite other musicians to join them.
In their words, the album, their first release, reflects “a concept we like to use to indicate an approach to making music and art in general, inspired by spaghetti western aesthetics and ’60s lysergic emancipation put through the lens of modern technology and science fiction.” They translate that approach into long improvisational jams where they try to feel music as “something alive that can and must change from time to time and also within the same performance.” Their word for this is Mescaleros.
The group recorded the album at various locations, including Tenerife, right under the Teide Volcano, the secret mountain of Guanche mythology.
A1. Drumses III
A2. Bobby Peru
B1. Tony Little Something
C2. Lo Siento
D1. Song with No Name
D2. Teide featuring Greg Paulus DIGI. Cuore Matto
DIGI. Goodvibe Lenin
Mescaleros LP is out April 3 via Visionquest on vinyl and digitally. Meanwhile, you can hear a Triptease jam below.