Album Premiere: Journey Test by Purple Decades

Purple Decades is an alias for Cincinnati-based pianist, composer, & producer Tristan Eckerson that offers a low-key departure from the solo piano work he releases under his own name, affording him a wider canvas upon which to explore a broad spectrum of electronic textures and subtly cinematic soundscapes. First introduced with the 2020 EP Thought…

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STREAMING PREMIERE: Iris Arco by Tristan Eckerson

Cincinnati-based pianist & composer Tristan Eckerson is a true DIY artist who handles all aspects of the production of his music independently from recording, mixing, and mastering to artwork and cover art design. Well traveled both musically and geographically, he keeps himself busy with a steady creative output both under his own name and with…

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Track Premiere: Thought Forms by Purple Decades

Over the past four years Cincinnati-based composer, pianist, & producer Tristan Eckerson has released five full length records and more than an album’s worth of singles, almost all of them focused on solo piano. While that aspect of his career shows no signs of slowing down (exhibit A: the lovely “Hendelse” released in June), Eckerson…

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PREMIERE: “Ruts” by Tristan Eckerson [1631 Recordings]

No matter how many solo piano pieces I listen to, I never cease to be amazed how musicians can channel so much of their own individual character through the same single instrument and weave so many intangible qualities into the notes and hammer strokes. As I listened to the music on Tristan Eckerson‘s new album…

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