Métron Records returns with Side Tracks, a sprawling new release from formidable New York duo Justin Tripp and Brian Close under their prolific Georgia moniker.
The building blocks of this release stem from groups of samples created individually by Tripp and Close. These samples were shared between one another and provide the primary sound palette for the album. From field recordings of roosters in New Mexico to sculpted synthetic sounds, the specificity of this source material led them to create a dense yet homogenous landscape that is explored over the album’s two sidelong tracks.
The resulting music takes the duo’s complex layering, mutating textures and restless arrangements, and imbues them with a sense of the organic. Side Tracks unfolds at its own pace. It is visceral and cinematic, inviting listeners into its unique sound world.
The artwork for Side Tracks is a collaboration between Georgia and New York based artist, Gravé. Reflecting the natural layering of the music, Gravé’s illustrations have been morphed, stacked and collaged into many layers of transparency across the translucent layers of the cassette and case.
released September 6, 2019
Music by Justin Tripp & Brian Close (Georgia).
Additional Voice by Tauba Auerbach.
Mastered by Brandon Hocura.
Artwork by Gravé.
I never get tired of this album. I couldn’t tell you how many times I’ve listened to it front to back. I share it with friends whenever I get the chance. I’ve been listening to Ambient and other synth music for decades and have never heard anything quite like it. manycat
I believe this is the end credits to The Caretaker. EATEOT, EAEB, And AEBBTW all share one thing in common, and I believe it is the feeling of making old music sounding older. The music Kirby presents us gives emotions that are mixture between sad, calm, and even fear. Kirby calls this feeling "Empty Bliss" and I think that phrase is perfect to describe this album and the rest of Kirby's work. May the ballroom remain eternal. tezuari