"Destroy Fashion/Extemporize" is the first official CD release of long time Staten Island NY, psychedelic indie rock band Tryptophan, who has been recording and performing music since the late 90's, primarily releasing their music on their website page www.tryptophanmusic.com.
The 70 minute CD is actually 2 separate projects: "Destroy Fashion" a concept album about life in the new century USA; and "Extemporize" a collection of long form psychedelic instrumentals.
"Destroy Fashion" was a long in the works project produced by vocalist/guitarist Ron Hill. Its soundscapes have Tryptophan stretching into musical territory like that of their heroes Pink Floyd and The Flaming Lips. The production of the cd took Hill and the band hundreds of hours of recording and mixing over a 4 year period to perfect.
"Extemporize" is a series of marathon jams with long atmospheric and creepy instrumentals. This music captures Tryptophan in a more experimental format, with more emphasis on mood and less on studio polish. Tryptophan has been known to wander off musically in live performance.
Tryptophan members include drummer Frank Cavallo, Steve Pepe, and Nick Purpura. All 3 of these men have served countless NYC rock acts in various capacities, but notable ones include: Frank was/is the drummer of The Headlocks, and Joey Semz; Steve has performed guitar with his band Seymour Glass, The Melonfarmers, Enrage, and plays keyboard for The Headlocks, (as well as directs a NYC public high school's music program); Nick has played guitar in NYC, pop band HeadQuarters, hardcore band Muddfoot, and currently plays guitar in The Headlocks.
Aiding Tryptophan on this cd were bassist/keyboardist Chris McAllen, of the bands Asspussy, The Lilys and Miracle of 86; keyboardist Will Schalda of the bands Pablo, The Realistics, and 3 Steps Up; and audio engineer Alex Armitage.
The cd sold here is a genuine pressed high quality cd. Not a cd-r generated from MP3 files, Will play and sound great in any cd player in the world!