Tristan Eckerson is expected to release his debut full-length album later this year. The lead-track off of the project is “Indarra”. The single is an instrumental delight which provocatively combines an array of eclectic sounds to create a full-bodied celestial experience for listeners.
Tristan Eckerson’s life, musical and otherwise, has been that of a nomad since his teenage years, when he left his hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio to pursue his musical career. Since then he has lived in Charleston, South Carolina, San Sebastian, Spain, San Francisco, California, Seattle, Washington, and now Asheville, North Carolina. During this time he has written music and performed in multiple groups on both U.S. Coasts, recording with members of the Ray Charles Orchestra, writing string arrangements for the Magik*Magik Orchestra, performing at South by Southwest, Noise Pop, and Midpoint Music Festival, and receiving his Master’s degree in Music Production and Sound Design from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Classically trained on the piano as a child, Tristan’s arrival in the world of electronic music was anything but commonplace.
Singing in punk bands in elementary school, learning to passably play drums and trombone, and playing keyboards in many different groups (ranging in genre from funk and jazz to indie rock and alt-country) throughout his college years, Tristan hadn’t even considered producing electronic music until he started grad school while living in San Francisco.
At that time, after learning the ins and outs of electronic music production, the many joys of analog synthesis, and completely immersing himself in composition, arranging, and orchestration, Tristan began to carve out a unique musical personality that fused together his newfound love for electronic music with his older inspirations like Sigur Ros, Pink Floyd, and the classical minimalism of iconic composers like Steve Reich and Philip Glass. Rapidly developing an online fan base by releasing a string of electronic EP’s and compositions over the past few years, Tristan has now completed his first ever full length album, and has also put together a live show that incorporates himself performing the piano and keyboard parts of his productions, combined with a more “traditional” electronic music set up to fill out the live sound.