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  • Performer: Zone Tripper
  • Album: Zone Tripper
  • Label: Forever Escaping Boredom
  • Catalog #: FEB-030
  • FLAC: 2773 mb | MP3: 2314 mb
  • Released: 2012
  • Country: US
  • Style: Noise
  • Rating: 4.2/5
  • Votes: 963
  • Category: Electronic
Zone Tripper - Zone Tripper flac


1Glass Flats, Dune Seas
2Resurrection Of The Rusting Corpse


  • Design, Layoutyourthorax
  • Performer [Zone Tripper Is]Hal Harmon, Matthew Ibarra, Ry Sikora


Limited to 50 copies.

via http://harshnoise.org/

I received the tape from Forever Escaping Boredom – a label that has been actively putting out records since 1997. I wasn’t familiar with neither the Zone Tripper trio nor any of the artists involved. Despite that, being an avid fan of post-apocalyptic themes I was really curious to hear a noise record that is so obviously based upon similar motives.

The 32-minute long, self-titled album contains two tracks which I assume are a result of a collaborative noise improvisation. I assumed that it’s all improvised because the tracks are quite simplistic – there are no buildups, atmospherics or other compositional tricks apart from some sound samples/pieces of dialogue thrown in here and there (for example Iggy Pop’s opening line from the 1990 movie Hardware). Now this particular feature of the album might be a merit for some and a disadvantage for others. To me, it sounds like a noise jam recorded by a couple of friends which lacks any clear direction whatsoever. And that’s probably the biggest issue with this album.

Nonetheless, the trio managed to capture some interesting, futuristic synth sounds reminiscent of a less focused take on Stimbox’s trademark ‘laser noise’. Just underneath the sci-fi veneer, there are some interesting things going on – crunchy, distorted textures, some feedback and even trace amounts of tame metal junk noise. The track on side B of the tape doesn’t take things further as it’s just a reiteration of the same thing that’s been going on throughout side A.

I can absolutely see and appreciate the idea behind the record and the act. Combining sci-fi and harsh noise might be an interesting area to explore but it definitely needs proper execution and focus. Zone Tripper’s s/t tape seems more like a demo rather than a complete work.
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Soundscapes to barren wastelands, a civilation in decline and a draconian police state killing civillians in the name of "population control".

Zone Tripper is a collaborative venture by way of Chicago, Philly, and Florida; combining elements of harsh noise, power electronics, and psychedelic guitar jams. Bleack sci-fi noise, foreshadowing humanity's own undoing. Featuring members of: Vasectomy Party, Asthma Atttaq, Italics, Sharp Tooth and Rectal Hygienics.
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