Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Tricil - Experimental or Electronica?


Today I'm shaking things up a little bit. Of late, particularly in my Soundcloud Sunday posts, there has been a lot of funk, soul and disco orientated music and edits. So, if you've arrived here looking for the same kind of thing in this post, you either need to have an open mind with music, or you should probably just back away from this post.

Tricil has featured on the blog before when his Emancipation track and the fantastic video that accompanied it were released. Some people would pigeon hole Tricil into the rather generic "Electronica" category, some would label it as being "Leftfield", another term I don't really like. I would describe Tricil's sounds as being Experimental, which I think gives a more accurate and descriptive term of the music he produces and if you listen to his tracks I'm sure you'll see where I'm coming from. When I listen through his tracks what strikes me is the pushing of boundaries. I've discussed Tricil's music with friends and the consensus seems to be that there is an air of Aphex Twin about it. Of course, as I always say, music is a very subjective thing and that is one of the beautiful things about it, so I encourage you to take advantage of the fact that Tricil has opened up much of his catalogue for free download, open your mind to something different and push your usual boundaries and then make up your own mind. Is it Electronica or is it Experimental?


  1. "Is it Electronica or is it Experimental?"

    It's Electromental.

  2. Electromental is a nice turn of phrase - I wonder why that genre hasn't already been taken

  3. It's Peachtree Industrial.

  4. Yep. Industrial because I aesthetically agree with industrial the most: Skinny Puppy, Nine Inch Nails, Haujobb, Download, et al. I even wear my influences on my sleeve in the form of a Skinny Puppy tattoo. Peachtree is for Atlanta and the Dirty South. There are at least 60 streets in the metro Atlanta area with the word "Peachtree" in them, namely Peachtree Industrial Boulevard on the northside. The "Dirty South swing" of local Atlanta hiphop and now dubstep has been an undeniable influence on my work over the years.

  5. @threv @tricil - Peachtree Industrial *Likes*