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Dream Signals in Full Circles

TristezaAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)


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Paisajes is an album of sound, color and textures brought to height by 13 years of perseverance & creative inventiveness, eliciting admirers along a quest to hone their creation of sound and feeling. Tristeza pride themselves on the conveying and execution of such sensations. 9 new pieces presented to listeners from a comforting maternal like source. Providing playfulness, beauty and ... Read more in Amazon's Tristeza Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 26, 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Tiger Style
  • ASIN: B00004XSPA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #242,192 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Reissue. Tristeza's second full-length recording has been until now hard to find and is the band's most accomplished and beautiful recording to date. Members of Tristeza have also played in The Locust, Crimson Curse, Gogogo Airheart and The Swing Kids. This album encompasses a dual barrage of blissful yet complex guitar arrangements reinforced by heavy funk-laden bass sounds. Violin assistance by Bobby Conn & his bandmates

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dream wonder September 30, 2000
By Inigo
Format:Audio CD
Awesome and wonderful. Tristeza are a very special band from San Diego. This second album goes even further beyond their also fantastic first release. Dreamy and hypnotic rock instrumentals, beautifully crafted, that flow and flow. Just to give you an idea, imagine the Cocteau Twins playing Tortoise covers, or Aerial M jamming with Brian Eno and King Tubby...Well, I hate comparisons, non-stop playing it since I bought it last week, and getting better and better. Don't loose time reading this review, go and get it!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Eno Youth! PhDisco. Presence of absence. Study or shag! February 21, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Meditative and substantial. NOT new age or Windham Hilly as some have charged. Soundtrack to an imaginary Hal Hartley film. In legion with Pell Mell, Tortoise sorta, Lanterna, Arovane, Raybeats, Tangerine Dream, Rothko. Vocals absent like a phantom limb. Nectarine Dream. Lyrical sans lyrics. Dance while you read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful and Hypnotic November 8, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Jimmy LaValle (also of The Album Leaf) and his cohort, Christopher Sprague, have created yet another intricate guitar masterpiece. The melodic basslines and beautiful keyboards, combined with the warm, gentle sound of the guitars, make this instrumental release another success for Tristeza. Plus, this full-length is readily available -- unlike previous Tristeza recordings that are either out of print or just hard to track down. Excellent.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Instrumental Release - Words Cannot Describe October 3, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Tristeza's releases this sparkling jewel after their amazing debut on Makato Recordings "Spine and Sensory". The band consists only of instrumental perfection and beauty nothing else. Picture in your mind/ears lush melodic guitars intertwining - melting into one another, solid full deep bass guitar, crisp clear intricate drums, a layer of ethereal keyboards floating over the mix, etc. The music is much more than that of precise tones mixed with perfect rhythym...they come to represent an undescribale feeling.. one of bliss and passion. Perfect for those depressed moods when your bottle of prozac is empty. If you like anything in vein of mogwai (matador records), tortoise (thrill jockey), aurore rien (sunseasky productions-amazing band, check them out as well)godspeed you black emperor (kranky), paul newman (trance syndicate), appleseed cast (deep elm - new material) then this is must for you. My advice, make it your next purchase.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beyond Amazing...But it or Else? October 4, 2000
Format:Audio CD
This cd is just too much to describe in pure words. Which is probably the reason this band consists only of instrumental perfection and beauty. Picture in your mind and ears lush melodic guitars intertwined, solid bass, crisp clear drums, a layer of sparse keyboards, etc. The songs are much more than that of tones mixed with rhythym...they represent an undescribable feeling.. one of bliss and happiness, it makes me very happy when I'm feeling kind of down and unhappy. If you like anything in vein of mogwai, tortoise, godspeed you black emperor, paul newman, red stars theory...this must for certan be your next purchase..my advice go buy it now..or you'll be sorry!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I don't want to wake up! November 2, 2001
Format:Audio CD
I have been fortunate enough to see Tristeza perform in the living room of a friend's house, and fell hopelessly in love with their sound on the spot. Never before have I witnessed 5 musicians on stage, each one with his eyes closed. The somnombulistic sound will lull you into the most wonderful dream...I promise you won't want to wake up.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars melodic inspiring melodies November 1, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I have to say this cd is quite good. I am a big Album Leaf fan, but Tristeza definately has more of an authentic sound. Beautiful hooks that never get old and inspiring melodies dominate the theme to this album. I recommend it. Perfect "deep thought" music. If you enjoyed this album I also recommend "Spine and Sensory" which is a bit different, but along the same realm....
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 4.5 Stars: Excellent discovery March 11, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I was introduced into Tristeza just a couple of days ago. Having enjoyed The Album Leaf, where their Jimmy LaValle currenly plays, it is no surprise that I found Tristeza's "Dream Signals in Full Circles" highly enjoyable. They sound very similar. Think mellower Mogwai, and you're pretty close to the sound of these guys.

Though I wasn't terribly impressed with the drum work (the only reason I gave it 4.5 stars), the rest of the instrumentation (there's no vocals in here) is lovely. The album can take you on a journey of self-discovery if you let it. The music goes in certain circles, much like the cover of the album or the title, almost reaching a minimalist state at times, though not quite.

Grab a copy and play it over and over again... you will love it too.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interest kept afloat
3 1/2

Mellow instrumental shoegazer's sophomore was a commendable compilation of by-the-numbers dreamscapes that contained enough potency so as to not cave in on its own... Read more
Published on April 27, 2009 by IRate
5.0 out of 5 stars hypnotique
an album i have enjoyed for a long time now, tristezas "dream signals.." never gets old. well, sometimes. the music is incredibly hypnotic. Read more
Published on December 29, 2005 by t-diggs
3.0 out of 5 stars believe the hype
really good at first, then you listen to it a few times.
the bass is good
Published on September 17, 2003 by the_hype
4.0 out of 5 stars Feels Like Sitting By Yourself in a Canyon
Beautiful, mellow grooves. This is intense concentration music or background music, though. Won't go over well at a party. Read more
Published on April 21, 2003 by Michael A. Kopp
5.0 out of 5 stars yo shizzy...this is THE ALBUM
yo wut up....dis is da shizzy. all you kiddies out there gotta go buy this album. I highly recommend you give it a good listen, it's amazing and stands out in any crowd.!!
Published on November 21, 2002
4.0 out of 5 stars Warm and beautiful
This album almost gets 5 stars from me. Whenever I'm feeling like I need something thats soothing but not boring, Tristeza goes into my cd player. Read more
Published on September 23, 2002 by Kevin M. Gilman
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have!
Trippy instrumental rock at its best! This is more complex and beautiful than thier last album. Warm fuzzy melodies flow between rythmic beats. Read more
Published on February 3, 2001 by M. Polisano
5.0 out of 5 stars yawn? huh??
... this stuff is GOOD. It does have a weird New Age feel but the music is really beautiful and much (gasp!) funkier than the last outing. Read more
Published on November 21, 2000
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