Lipp's latest, Tacoma Mockingbird (due January 31 on Hefty Records), finds him in more expansive cinematic mode. Actually, much of Mockingbird (Tacoma is Lipp's hometown; he now lives in Los Angeles) recalls TV cop-show themes from the Jimmy Carter era. Lipp uses Sequential Circuits and Korg MS-20 to forge his glittering, throbbing textures and florid tunes. It's only a matter of time before Lipp is lacing tracks for some rapper destined for platinum or scoring high-budget sci-fi/thriller flicks for Hollywood.
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