Tristan Welch is a musician / artist and activist from the Washington D.C. area.
Verses Records / Band Camp
40 Hours - the new LP by Tristan Welch is a collection of ambient guitar meditations based on the 40 hour work week. Each piece is titled according to the standard work week (M-F) with some overtime added on. The flow of the record is a guided meditation of the working class struggle.
In recent performances leading up to the release Tristan has been seen in his usual suit and tie - holding up protest signs, inspired by anarchist graffiti, displaying the messages of “Abolish Work” and “Fire Your Boss”. These themes correlate with the sound of his new record - it as raw as only somebody working overtime could produce. He hopes to spread a message that he believes that through the power of our labor we can create the world we want to see.
“40 Hours” is his 4th release. A self- professed fascination with minimalism and repetition is evident in his current work; a hypnotic layering of melodics that evolve and dissipate while maintaining a steady tonal center. The track listing reads as regular work week; Monday - Friday. The tracks reflect the ups and downs of the daily grind. Getting up, working, eating, possibly some recreation and sleeping - only to do it all over again. He hopes the record will be treated as therapy to the working class struggle and as a statement against it.
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