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Monday

Directed by Monica Stroik & Tristan Welch

Edited and Filmed by Monica Stroik

Produced by Monica Stroik & Tristan Welch

Verses Records

40 Hours deals with the ups and downs of the daily grind and reads as a manifesto against working class struggles. While openly addressing a very tangible malaise, Welch manages to produce delicate tunes—one for each day of the work week—capturing shifting moods with minimal, repetitive guitars. Adding uplifting saxophone harmonies, musician Ron Oshima shines on “Tuesday” and “Friday,” (Washington City Paper) 

"Welch’s work acts as a stark, dystopian foundation to Oshima’s film noir delivery, painting a picture of America as the damsel in distress, or perhaps the femme fatale. It’s hard to know these days just what’s going in America’s head; we just know she’s in trouble. (Alibi Pierce)" noisejournal

"Atmospheric, ambient drone of the guitar, circulating through the background like a impending significant event that could possibly change your life for the better or for the worse but before that occurs it gently strokes your brow and puts you at ease in an uneasy way, (Wayne Rex)" YEAHIKNOWITSUCKS

This record sounds out of its time and element somewhat, and will likely appeal to listeners of Black Tape For A Blue Girl, Pam Am, Windy & Carl or other melancholic ambient drifters. (Toneshift) 

"A laudable 16 minute debut by drone artist Tristan Welch. Drones in the key of "D" and "C" that are both palpable and weightless. The kind of ambient tape you can put on and blissfully forget you are listening to while wondering why your day-to-day seems somehow imbued with some golden light of meaning. Deeper listens reveal a layering of lapped notes within the same key, an excercise in kinetic meditation. Individual notes puncturing the ether and then collapsing back onto itself. Spooling and unspooling like the chain on an anchor reacting to the tidestometotheweathermachine