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Handtrommur 07:24
Valls 04:41
Sanestina 05:45
Boreal 05:22
Fjords 05:11
Aeolus 08:00


This album is another experiment in working with lots of recorded samples of improvised violin, in this case with a violinist I met Alex Zhu, who also recorded a bit for Tamalpais. For this album however I wanted to pursue a new identity, one that I didn't feel was necessarily tied to a downtempo/triphop vibe and could explore more freely and express emotions in different ways. So instead I began to draw on influences from post-rock, post-classical, and even baroque music; all while keeping the mood very cinematic. This is the result, and aside from my musical influences it has been heavily inspired by my travels the last two summers in Ireland, Norway, Iceland, and the Faroe Islands, whose epic landscapes are truly unforgettable.

My main project as Tristan de Liège will continue, but I expect Tethys will always be an outlet for me to explore in other ways. Thank you for listening.


released November 30, 2016

Tristan de Liège - Mandolin, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Keys, Vibraphone, Trumpet, Bass Clarinet, Clarinet, Percussion, Bass
Alex Zhu - Violin
Dennis Shin - Cello

Tethys is Tristan de Liège.
All tracks written and produced by Tristan de Liège.
Photography by Tethys is Tristan de Liège.
Design by Martin Pierlot.


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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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