Based out of Los Angeles, CA and formed in July of 2011, Arms of Tripoli continues to be an ever-evolving and uniquely independent instrumental band. After parting ways with longtime friends Robert Bauwens and Vic Lazar in late 2014, the remaining core, consisting of Mike Bouvet, Jaime Galvez, and George Tseng welcomed the arrival of Allen Porter. Allen had previously worked with Mike on other side projects and came with immensely high recommendations as someone that would not only gel with the rest of the band, but strengthen and fortify its sound. Thus the new lineup was solidified and they all instantly developed a camaraderie. The quartet immediately found natural chemistry and started working on new material that would eventually become “Daughters,” the highly anticipated AOT full-length follow up album to 2014’s “Dream in Tongues.”Upon completion of tracking “Daughters,” the band added longtime friend, collaborative partner and extremely talented multi-instrumentalist, KC Maloney (Adult Karate, Radar Cult), to the lineup, filling out the void in the live set and completing the sonic experience of the band.
Arms of Tripoli has played regularly in the greater Los Angeles area, having garnered opening slots for the likes of Maserati, Felix Martin, Glaciers, Rob Crow’s Gloomy Place, and A Minor Forest and earning the respect of the LA indie and post-rock community. Set to release its third official album entitled “Daughters” on Fluttery in 2017, Arms of Tripoli also has goals to take to the road, hoping to extend its reach regionally. The newer direction of Arm Of Tripoli’s sound reflects a maturity and a willingness to experiment and push their sonic envelope into new and exciting territories.
Arms of Tripoli second full length album, Daughters, is truly a post-rock work of art. The dynamic layers of the songs slowly unspool, climatically ramping up to convulsions of euphoria inside the brain.The album is a beautiful reflection of the diverse and numerous influences which are apparent in each member’s contribution to the collection of songs. Shades of many subgenres of progressive, post and math rock sprinkle the album with undertones of compelling influence which all congeal into a solid, substantial overall release for the band’s sophomore LP; a very worthy follow-up to 2014’s Dream in Tongues.