The Trip Takers

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“The Trip Takers” project starts in September 2015 after the meeting between Carmelo Gazzè and Manuel Rotella. The first one, multi-instrumentalist with beat garage training formation and a massive list of collaborations behind (Convulsed in primis), veteran from the long-standing experience with the Out Key Hole band and with strong intent on continuing the interrupted path of Anglo-Californian’s atmospheres; the second one, young beatnik not so much attracted to the new musical trends belonging to his generation and thus on the constant research for fertile soils of the past. The band is completed by Giuseppe Mangano, with a recent past with the Out Key Hole too, and later particularly active in alternative multiform projects (such as the Intelaiatura Basimale);
Morgan Maugeri, already Demo Mode guitarist, interested in testing parallel sound dimensions; Simone Di Blasi (active in Addamanera and Brothel) who, by joining the band at the organ, completes the formation.

This creature is molded by personalities and influences at times heterogeneous to each other, which are well mixed with the common will to get out, from the current canonic sound, in an attempt to romantically preserve a retro style approach, purposely in a simple and genuine way.
In August 2016, the recordings of the first homonym EP so called "The Trip Takers".

"The Trip Takers" project starts from the bases left in the mid-60s by bands such as Beatles and Byrds, to incorporate psychedelic atmospheres that expand the sound, making it addictive, thanks to organ and sitar on the front line. The instrumentation used and a recording technique deliberately far from the digital, but more inclined to the effects produced by the analogic, give a birth to a disc that, even if fresh and immediate, it’s far from contemporary productions to create incredibly authentic vintage atmospheres.


released October 25, 2017




Area Pirata Rec Pisa, Italy

Area Pirata was born in 2001 immediately tended to Garage, R'n'R, HC-Punk…
We care about reissue of old records no more available or unissued as well as new records recorded from bands on activities with an attitude alike ours.
We tought and we still think that our attitude and determination could be a factor to help those real underground scenes not depending strictly on the kind of muisc!
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