one hour before the trip
'one hour before the trip''s music is roughly categorized as instrumental post-rock, however its elements span across several styles including progressive, avant-garde and old-school psychedelia
'one hour before the trip', a project that features musicians, engineers and visual artists, tries to combine the "indy" - as in independence - mentality and musical approach with the technical self-sufficiency in terms of equipment, facilities and manpower, that members of the project consider a vital prerequisite for the term "independence" to have any essential meaning.
In an effort to be consistent with that concept, 'one hour before the trip' had built their own recording and rehearsal studio and have been trying to equip it adequately ever since. Furthermore, the band itself, took the initiative in trying to establish certain relationships with certain people - ranging from those with technical background and experience as engineers, to others with their own similar artistic visions and demands - and made an effort to invite and provocate them into playing an active role in the development of the project.
Despite the fact that the situation in our local area - athens, greece - is far from being helpful in terms of how venues are equipped and gigs are organized, there has been a success in realizing a dozen or so live performances that included video projection of sychronized material.
Following several months of recordings, audio processing and mastering sessions, which had a great impact on the way we relate to our equipment and rigs, there has been a 4-track demo release of the band's music.
Moreover, the website went online as an initial however hesitant effort to achieve internet presence while additional recordings, video material and further website content come their way as plans for the following months. We also wish to continue playing live under terms as close as possible to what we consider acceptable.
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