When I wrote the Emancipation in 2010, it was supposed to be just a one-off thing for a compilation. I had no idea it would blow up like it did!
As the buzz for the single grew, I rushed to follow it up with more music – releasing various remixes, older unreleased songs to fans on my mailing list, DJ mixes, the One Day Soon single – all the while the Emancipation was snowballing in popularity. I even had a once in a lifetime opportunity of working on Haujobb’s first record in nearly a decade, New World March!
Success isn’t overnight – it’s slow – you can’t rush creativity. After chasing the dragon of a breakthrough single and an idol collaboration, I spent the last year regrouping and rethinking Tricil. I was tired of being the “coming soon” artist. It was time to shit or get off the pot.
So that said, I’m working on a new record. It has no title, no theme, no release date, it’s just a collection of great new songs. The idea is to write as much as possible and release the best hours’ worth as an album. Instead of forcing myself to write one more song that’s at least as good as the last one, I’m just writing groves and making sounds daily. Who knows, I
might just have enough for a double-album debut! Kidding.
I mathematically figure out my best albums of 2013 using my last.fm account and a formula that divides listens by the number of tracks on the album.
Here’s a selection of media available from each record, from official channels obviously What were your favorite records of the year? Let me know in the comments.
Tricil is alive.
Harnessing a vital period of inspiration and creating something new.
First things first, I’m working on new music. I recently acquired an Ableton Push unit and I’m working on new music daily, which is a wonderful feeling. I haven’t been this inspired in years and I am taking Tricil back to where it belongs – pure electronics.
To celebrate, I’ve set my entire back catalogue (two EP’s and seven singles) pay-what-you-want on Bandcamp.
Download any of my song in any format at any price. Each bit of support goes right into the new album fund of recording and promotion. Think of this as my ghetto Kickstarter.
Thank you all so much for your support!
TRICIL, Tay0, and Xtra Colors. 9PM. $5. 21+