Tristeza

Tristeza

A colorful journey beyond instrumental post-rock, delving into the darker realms of modern psychedelia.

Written in San Diego, California and Tijuana, Mexico (where member Luis lives), A Colores has much to do with the group's experiences traveling between California into Mexico almost 4 to 5 days a week to write and rehearse.  Inspired by their many borders crossings and the community of people they met while in Mexico, Tristeza absorbed the experiences, the people, the essence, and in a word, the color of Tijuana, even naming the album and many of the tracks as homage to the poverty, the border issues and the beauty they discovered.

This is Tristeza’s third full-length since the release of their critically acclaimed debut "Spine & Sensory" in 1999. It has layers and textures akin to Boards Of Canada and Amon Tobin. Melodic and inventive, emotive and inspirational, the music sings so eloquently throughout, it is nothing less then revelatory. There's great hope and optimism present here; a sanguine feeling that permeates the whole album.
“So this is a triumphant return by Tristeza. An album that is as magnificent from first to last, truly a wonderful collection of music from people who clearly HAVE to make music together. We are blessed that they do and humbled by the experience.”  - Simon Raymonde (Cocteau Twins)

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