Sometimes, magic happens when you least expect it. Which is certainly true of Trip The Witch, the new collaborative project from Stone Temple Pilots guitarist Dean DeLeo & Nashville session ace Tom Bukovac. The pair’s self-titled debut, completed over the course of quarantine without the two ever meeting face-to-face, contains ten, mostly instrumental tunes traversing a myriad of sounds & styles.
1. Saturn We Miss You (3:32)
2. Dressed To Kill Myself (4:07)
3. Wall Of Sound (4:10)
4. Fell From The Floor (3:47)
5. Planet TD1 (4:56)
6. Surfside Lounge (2:57)
7. We Lived Here (5:15)
8. Space Wagon (3:00)
9. The Bird Returns (3:55)
10. Black Light / Reclaim My Time (5:49)
«Ethereal soundscapes are consumed by crunching power chords; expressive, vocal-like guitar melodies give way to screaming, fuzzed-out solos; jazzy comps cascade into kaleidoscopic atmospherics, and then explode into hard-rocking sonic freakouts – with flowing ease and an almost cosmic connectivity. “We were really in harmony making this record», DeLeo says.
«Which is, naturally, what two musicians would hope to have happen when they come together. Although, in this case, throughout the writing and recording of Trip The Witch DeLeo and Bukovac were never once in the same room, or even the same part of the country, at the same time.
But from the minute DeLeo first came across Bukovac’s work last year, via his popular YouTube guitar lesson series, Homeskoolin, he was blown away. I was completely in awe – in my humble opinion».
Total Time 41:28
Tom Bukovac – Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Piano, Keyboards, Mellotron, Vibes, Vocals (10)
Dean DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots) – Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Fender Rhodes, Mandolin
Jon Anderson (Yes) – Vocals (1)
Steve Mackey – Bass (2, 3, 5, 6, 9)
Ian Fitchuk – Drums (1, 4, 5, 8)
Shannon Forrest – Drums (2, 3, 6, 9)
Ryan Williams – Hammond B3 Organ (5)
Chris McHugh – Drums (7)
Jason Sutter – Drums (10)
Matt Rollings – Wurlitzer (9)
Dave Eggar – Cello (9)
Sean Claire – Violin (9), Viola (9)