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TRISTAN PSIONIC (Buy CDs by this artist)
The Sounds of Tristan Psionic (Sonic Unyon) 1996
TPA Flight 028 (Sonic Unyon) 1996
Mind the Gap (Sonic Unyon) 2000

The members of Ontario's Tristan Psionic are also the proprietors of the Sonic Unyon label. TPA Flight 028 displays adept playing, memorable songlines, unexpected time changes, and a host of payoff moments. By all definitions, Tristan Psionic flower from the indie rock tradition of artists like Versus and Polvo, but there is more than enough ingenuity in the music to overcome any sense of blatant borrowing. A song like "Lucky Star," all frenetic energy and mounting tension, shows the group at its best.

[Ben Goldberg]
   
This piece was first published in Badaboom Gramophone #3 and appears here with permission.