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After regularly jamming together for over a year in extended improvised sessions, and releasing 4 of them [ soundcloud.com/alchemeleon/sets/w-tales-from-the-trip ], Alchemeleon & Tales From The Trip decided to put together a more tightly focused set of songs as an album.
Still sticking with their strengths as improvisers, the pieces were roughly mapped out but still allowed to arrive at their destinations in unpredictable fashion and were played entirely live with no overdubs, although the tracks were edited and digitally manipulated later by Alchemeleon.
The album is heavily influenced by Chicago Footwork music and Old-School House beats, a seemingly contradictory meeting of complex and simple. This leads the music to make surprising turns that few DJs would risk tripping up dancers with, but it attempts to push the already esoteric edges of electronic music even further forward.

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released August 20, 2013

All songs written by Alchemeleon & Tales From The Trip

Alchemeleon - KORG Electribe EMX-1, Casio CZ1000
Tales From The Trip - KORG EA-1, Sequential Circuits Prophet VS, Microkorg, Vocals

Recorded and produced by Alchemeleon at the Danger Room, Athens OH Mar-May 2013

Tales From The Trip's other work can be found at soundcloud.com/visions-iii

Album artwork: "Mazes to the Motherlode XIX" by Brandon Locher
www.myideaoffun.org/brandonlocher/2012/

Released on My Idea of Fun
www.myideaoffun.org/alchemeleon/index.html#260
Thanks for listening

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Alchemeleon Chicago, Illinois

Alchemy: a medieval chemical science and speculative philosophy aiming to achieve the transmutation of the base metals into gold
Chameleon: any of a family of lizards with prehensile tail, independently movable eyeballs, and unusual ability to change the color of the skin
Alchemeleon: Chris Lee, a multi-instrumentalist with a love for recording and producing music of almost every kind.
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