Arms of Tripoli
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Arms of Tripoli

Los Angeles, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | INDIE

Los Angeles, California, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2011
Band Rock Post-rock


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"Arms Of Tripoli – ‘All The Fallen Embers’ EP"

“Basically, All The Fallen Embers reminds me, again, of why I love music so much – it can challenge, surprise, inspire and move me. I have no genre affiliation – I love Leadbelly as much as Brian Eno, Bob Dylan as much as Millie Jackson and The Carter Family as much as Mikey Dread. I don’t care what it is – if it moves me, it’s a keeper. ‘All The Fallen Embers’ is definitely one to keep .” - William Henry Prince, William Henry Prince (Oct 12, 2012)

"Arms of Tripoli - All The Fallen Embers"

“My post rock diet lately has been a mixture of the dark and dirgey and the inspirationally uplifting "I just out smarted the Lannisters on the field of battle" type shit. I'm either cutting sketches of penises into my forearm in my four cornered room staring at candles or I'm allowing my comrades to lift me up triumphantly in the air as we celebrate with mead and whores. So then Arms of Tripoli sent in their EP titled All The Fallen Embers... Now I'm kind of in the middle of both bro bro. Arms of Tripoli, forget them having a tattoo worthy logo, have managed to enter into my music listening habits as the only post rock band on my manpod to abstain from the distortion pedal and still sound balls as balls. There are stretches on the EP where you're daintily skipping along, while haunted by the soundtrack of course, but until the fucking shit hits the fan you're unaware of the tension building around you, and only when shit slows back down are you aware of where you just were...” - Joel Frieders, Shut Your Fucking Face And Listen (Sep 25, 2012)

"Arms Of Tripoli - All The Fallen Embers"

“All The Fallen Embers is a quite lovely chunk of instrumental post-rock, and considering there's a fair amount of bog standard post-rock out there it's good to finally happen upon something that at least manages to hold the attention for more than a few moments before some kind hypnotic stupor takes hold. With members from various other bands (Signal Hill, The Half Mantis amongst them) this coming together of a collective consciousness has resulted in a rather charming and surprisingly gentle collection of tunes.” - Masterdog, Masterdog Sings The Browns (Sep 21, 2012)

"Arms of Tripoli – All The Fallen Embers"

"All The Fallen Embers is the eponymous first studio album by the American Arms Of Tripoli. It was released on October 19, 2012 through Fluttery Records. All The Fallen Embers reflect the artist most prominent work to date. There are several moments to indulge on this album several profound moments. From the opening track “Vikings In The Attic” to “Radio Silence” the band creates a beautiful atmosphere, surrounding with an airy sort of entangled beauty. It’s lulling, calm and moderate, as the humble ambiance charmingly comforts, displays a much more subtle side of the band. [ Arms Of Tripoli ] tend to avoid raw, aggressive, and abrasive eruption in sound and even when they are at the highest peak you can still feel the comfortable vibes their sound displays and its fantastically well done. That in mind the band does experience around complex notes and you can never determine what’s to come as they are full of surprise and have mastered various elements. Arms Of Tripoli is definitely a band to look out for." - The Siren Sound, The Siren Sound (Oct 24, 2012)


Still working on that hot first release.



Arms of Tripoli: Based out of Los Angeles, CA and originally formed in July of 2011, Arms of Tripoli continues to be an ever-evolving and uniquely independent instrumental band. After parting ways with longtime friend Brian Vasallo (Signal Hill) in late 2012, the remaining core, consisting of Michael Bouvet, Robert Bauwens and Jaime Galvez, welcomed the arrival of George Tseng on drums and recent Buffalo, NY transplant, Vic Lazar. George had worked mixing and mastering on the previous EP release "All the Fallen Embers" and was formerly a bandmate with Michael in "The Half Mantis Group." The addition of his full time drumming in Arms of Tripoli was a logical step for the band. Vic having recently moved to the Los Angeles area, auditioned for the group in December of 2012 and they all instantly developed a camaraderie. The quintet immediately found natural chemistry and started working on new material that would eventually become "Dream in Tongues," the highly anticipated AOT full length follow up album.


Since its humble beginnings, AOT has pioneered the art of instrumental rock, utilizing a non-conventional format to creating innovative and timeless sounding indie rock music. Not easily pigeonholed, Arms of Tripoli has often been dubbed post-rock and math-rock, due to their progressive tendencies and dynamic and layered sound. Using some standard rock fare such as guitar, bass and drums along with the addition of less-typical rock instrumentation, such as Vibraphone, Rhodes and Omni-chord, AOT has been able to stand out amongst the sea of post-rock and carve out a niche all its own. At the heart of their sound is well written songs with very catchy melodies, at times melancholy and often cinematic while being free of over indulgence.


Following the 2012 line up revision, Arms of Tripoli has played regularly in the greater Los Angeles area, having garnered opening slots for the likes of Maserati, Felix Martin and Glaciers and earning the respect of the LA indie and post-rock community. Set to release its first official full-length album entitled "Dream in tongues" on Fluttery in 2014, Arms of Tripoli also has goals to take to the road, hoping to extend its reach regionally. The newer direction of AOT's sound reflects a maturity and a willingness to experiment and push their sonic envelope into new and exciting territories.

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