Less is more for Tristan
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Courtesy of TristanIt took 11 years for Andrie Ridwan and Andrew Hutasoit to form Tristan and have a CD instore. The two have been good friends since they first teamed up to play some tunes, but as time went on they moved to different areas and the music was put on hold.
“We met again in 2005. Andrie had wrote few songs at that time. That was the reason,” says Andrew. “We started recording those songs in 2009.”
Three years later, Home, Tristan’s full length debut record, was released. Previously, the band also released a DIY version of the EP of which only a limited 100 copies were made available.
“Initially we wanted to have a band with drums, two guitars, bass and keyboards. But then the process of finding those people has never been easy. We tried to come up with duo format and it worked,” the duo said in a statement.
Andrie normally writes the lyrics, chord progression and the structure of the song while Andrew does the
arrangement of the song, with the band recording its material at home.
Simplicity is easily defined by listening to their tunes. Most songs in Home are truly representative of this theory.
The album is filled with hopes of a better future.
The album’s delivery is wonderful. You can hear the beauty of the guitar notes and voices, and the layers of song in its entirety. While on the other hand, serenity comes to the fore with each second spent listening to the album.
“We’re just playing our music simple with no high expectations. If people who listen to the song get something good from our music, it’s already a wonderful achievement for us,” they say.
If you’re into The Beatles, Radiohead, Nick Drake, Jon Brion or Brooke Fraser, then this music will also appeal.
“We just want to keep playing and making music,” said the band.
More details about the band can be found at twitter.com/tristanologi.
— Felix Dass
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