Label: Moonjune Records
- Jerome's Spotlight (2.51)
- Trip the Light (4.10)
- Dance of the Kabuki (6.56)
- Prelude (0.56)
- No Diamond Cries (3.28)
- East Flatbush (0.49)
- Buzz (3.17)
- Smoke and Mirrors (4.50)
- Conversation Drag (3.59)
- World of Suprise (2.24)
- Ghosts (2.08)
- Fashion (5.13)
- Fuzz (6.57)
- As the Sun (7.35)
- Clint Bahr - lead vocals, 12-string bass, bass pedals
- Keith Gurland - clarinet, flute, alto and tenor sax, pedals, and backing
- Steve Romano - acoustic and electronic percussion
TriPod is an atypical power-trio. Though the soloist elements of the power
trios are often a guitarist or a keyboardist, in this occasion it is a
This one is the second album of this band from New York, an album that is
titled exactly as the first one (that still I could not have listened),
"TriPod", so the most suitable thing would be to call to this second album
TriPod 2 to avoid confusions.
All three members are real virtuosos in its instruments, emphasizing Keith
Gurland, who might be included perfectly among great saxophonists of the
progressive rock, without anything to envy to David Jackson or Mel Collins
among others. Also to emphasize the excellent voice of the bassist Clint
Bahr who notices this aggressiveness that we find in the execution of the
No guitars or keyboards sound in this album, at least if we notice to the
credits, because really some basses sound as if they were guitars, and also
it is possible to hear what sounds like a synthesiser in the track "World of
To define the music of this trio, we might refer perfectly to Van der Graaf
Generator, Morphine and Primus as more noticed possible influences, though
often with approximations to more jazzy sounds type French TV for example.
Or differently, sound rather jazz-rock and avant-garde, with spirit rocker,
with the dirt that contributes an important punk or grunge feel, and
progressive soul thanks to some tracks with more trend to the structural
Most of the tracks can enter inside the definitions that I have just
specified. Some more direct ones emphasizing "Jerome's Spotlight", "Trip the
Light" and "World of Surprise"; and others more progressive complexes,
excellent all of them, as "Sun Dances of the Kabuki", "Conversation Drag",
"Fashion", "Fuzz" and "As the Sun".
Also some tracks point in a different way like the mystic "Smoke and Mirrors
slightly more experimental, "Ghosts" and the brief instrumental
pieces are a minute long.
Three tracks of this album already appeared in the first cd of the band.
An excellent album, especially the second half, of an original band that
might made us happy.