Tripsichord ‎– Tripsichord

Akarma ‎– AK 077
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Gatefold Papersleeve

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 On The Last Ride
Written-By – B. Carr*, D. Zandonatti*
A2 We Have Passed Away
Written-By – B. Carr*
A3 Black Door
Written-By – B. Carr*
A4 The New World
Written-By – D. Zandonatti*
B1 Son Of The Morning
Written-By – D. Zandonatti*
B2 Short Order Steward
Written-By – D. Zandonatti*
B3 The Narrow Gate
Written-By – D. Zandonatti*
C1 Fly Baby
Written-By – B. Carr*
C2 Everlasting Joy
Written-By – B. Carr*, D. Zandonatti*
Bonus Tracks
C3 You're The Woman
Written-By – D. Zandonatti*
C4 It's Not Good
Written-By – D. Zandonatti*
D1 Family Song
Written-By – D. Zandonatti*
D2 Times & Seasons
Written-By – D. Zandonatti*
D3 Sunday The Third
Written-By – D. Zandonatti*



gatefold papersleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8026575077119
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): 94345 1A AK 077/2 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): 94345 1B AK 077/2 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): 94345 1C AK 077/2 C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): 94345 1D AK 077/2 D

Other Versions (5 of 13) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
JLS 3016 Tripsichord Tripsichord(LP, Album, Promo) Janus Records JLS 3016 US 1971 Sell This Version
JLS 3016 Tripsichord Tripsichord(LP, Album, Promo) Janus Records JLS 3016 US 1971 Sell This Version
KISCD4037 Tripsichord Tripsichord(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) Kismet (2) KISCD4037 UK 2012 Sell This Version
SFS 07680 Tripsichord Tripsichord(CD, Album, RE) San Francisco Sound SFS 07680 US 1999 Sell This Version
AK 077 Tripsichord Tripsichord(CD, Album, RE, Gat) Akarma AK 077 Italy 2001 Sell This Version


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February 25, 2018
edited 22 days ago

I have nothing to compare with but on its own it can sound great, to bad. I have no idea if a first press is potentially better. Its not exactly a sonically impressive record despite being a 2X LP set, so dont go thinking that it means better quality necessarily. It does mean some great bonus material which just by itself is inticing as it is not found on the original. The packaging too is stunningly beautiful.
One thing I didnt like is the tight spindle hole. Its the first time Ive had a record that needs to be pushed down on the platter. Its also my first AKARMA release and you could say that while Im overall not exactly extatic it does leave me sort of content considering the labels shady source rumors. If this was all from CD some parts must have been worked on well. Its not cut overly loud and its not completely flat. It favors the midrange mostly but there is some bass and treble to be had here still. Even if it was from tape I cant imagine the bands recordings were of world class to work with. Strangely enough the sound clarity worsens the further in you get on Side A, making The New World sound really recessed. I wonder if its because of the source, artistic choice or a cutting decision to make IGD less of a problem. If its the very latter then that is indeed a lazely done solution to degrade the whole track. But what I actually suspect has happened is that they just used multiple sources for different tracks. Besides all that the pressing is fairly quiet and clean as well.
Its aesthetically pleasing but leaves a bit to be desired soundwise, if it was at all possible to achieve in the first place. I have never heard an original though so perhaps its not far off from the original sound and vision, except of course for a buzzing defect on side D, where it sounds like there is a fly in my left speaker.
Perhaps Ill get an original to review some day.

Edit: One thing I find funny is that The Narrow Gate, the track with the best sound is written about in the gatefold as "Probably the most stunning track". Did someone at Akarma just completely fanboy out to get at the very least that track to sound good?

Sound quality of tracks:
A1 - Good, just slightly muffled sounding
A2 - Great
A3 - Decent, a little more enclosed, less separated instruments. Recorded or sourced badly?
A4 - Bad, extremely recessed instruments
B1 - Bad, better instruments but muffled vocals
B2 - Decent
B3 - Great, nice bass, trebly strings and present vocals
C1 - Good, needs more bottom and top end. Confused sounding when it gets busy.
C2 - Good, a little more dynamic extension than C1
C3 - Good, but sibilant on vocals
C4 - Decent, with a tinny sound
D1 - Decent, but with lots of irritating pressing defect on my copy, on my favorite track too ;^(
D2 - Good, much less pressing defects, of course, right after Family Song
D3 - Good, with great bass but tinny vocals

Equipment used:
Rega RP1 with Nagaoka MP-110 cartridge
Cyrus 2 Amplifier
System Fidelity SF-3050 tower speakers
Custom made HQ speaker cables