Arms of Tripoli is an instrumental band (genre: post-rock /math rock) from Los Angeles consisting of members from various LA based bands, including Signal Hill, The Lights From Here, The Half Mantis Group, and Naked in the Dark. The band was forged under the premise that the most prolific and profound music is created when a strong spirit of collaboration is present.
Thus, the band features an ever revolving line up of musicians and artists that accompany its primary members in all aspects of artistic development. It is at its core a creative outlet for everyone, exposing a new and unarchived musical experience for everyone to enjoy. The group, as it stands, officially began in July 2011.
“All the Fallen Embers” is the debut EP of Arms of Tripoli. The album perfectly showcases the band’s overall playing style, composed of multiple influences, yet remaining true to old roots that generated an interest for playing post-rock music overall. Each track not only introduces the personal influence of each featured member, but also culminates an experience that the band wishes to share with each listener, no matter where that person is in the world.
To say “no track is the same” would be an understatement, as this EP blends the sourced sound through various layers, ultimately creating a new version set apart from the intent stemming from the original demos. This was achieved, in part, through the collaboration with other LA based musicians who lent their skill and distinct sounds to these songs. In addition to each member reigning from a previously established Los Angeles, post rock and instrumental outfits, this debut album is literally an all star institute not to be passed up.
The EP is recommended if you like the bands / artists like Tortoise, The Mercury Program, Do Make Say Think, Explosions in the Sky, This Will Destroy You, Mogwai, Paul Newman, A Minor Forest, Dianogah, The Dylan Group, Pullman, Lumen, Ratatat, Trans Am, Ui.