In Transition - EP

by Tristan de Liège

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Thinking Of 03:25
Painted Sky 05:15
Iguazu 04:44


This EP represents a few things for me. First, it represents a transition in my sound where I'm using more live drums rather than only programmed loops or sampled beats. I still love sampling and do it a lot but I've become very interested in experimenting with recording drums and layering them/processing them in different ways and using different mic placements to capture the performance. Secondly, this was a challenge for myself to rely on actual performances in the songs instead of just loops, and to use absolutely no outside samples whatsoever. The track 'Painted Sky' is the sole exception to this (although the samples in that track are minimal), as this was a track leftover from the Tamalpais sessions that I wanted to include. Every sound you hear in all the other tracks was simply recorded and tracked. This forced me to think way more about compelling songwriting as opposed to relying a bit more heavily on sound design or textures, which is what I do in a lot of my other work. Finally, it represents my transition to a lifestyle in Los Angeles proper, whereas before I was living in the suburbs closer to the desert. It's made a huge difference in my lifestyle and I feel incredibly grateful to be able to interact with so many talented and friendly musicians in the city.

As always, thanks for listening.


released April 7, 2017

Yvette Holzwarth - Violin (track 2)
Conor Malloy - Drums - (track 6)
Parker Law - Drums
Timothy Dries - Vibraphone, Xylophone
Matt Orenstein - Upright Bass
Philippe Pierlot - Viola da Gamba
Tristan de Liège - Electric Guitar, Electric Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Harp, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Bass Clarinet, Clarinet

All tracks written and produced by Tristan de Liège.
Photography by Tristan de Liège.


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Tristan de Liège Los Angeles, California

Tristan de Liège began his exploration of music in high school, first playing in bands and eventually exploring electronic music. His sound is inspired by instrumental hiphop and downtempo artists and also his love of film soundtracks and orchestral arrangements. ... more

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