TDRS Music

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Travis Dickerson Recording Studios
Travis-DRS-logo.jpg
Founded 2000
Founder Travis Dickerson
Genre Rock
Avant-garde music
Experimental Music
Punk rock
Country of origin  US
Location Chatsworth, CA
Official website http://www.tdrsmusic.com/

Travis Dickerson Recording Studios Music is a label founded by musician and producer Travis Dickerson. The label is characterized by the way it sells records. Every record it sells is shipped directly to the buyer.

Over the years TDRS has released many albums and in 2007, Buckethead released several paintings through TDRS's web page, which also sells shirts, posters and stickers related to the artist. The label mainly sells normal CDs, and has a Download Store with reduced prices and otherwise unavailable material.

Recent works[edit]

TDRS released several albums in 2007, specially with Buckethead who in February released a 13 CDs box set called In Search Of The that is hand-drawn by the artist himself (until the copy 999, the rest are all the same drawings), later in March released a CD called Pepper's Ghost, in August a re-issue of the demo tape Bucketheadland Blueprints was made available in regular and personalized editions and in October released three CDs with Buckethead Decoding the Tomb of Bansheebot, Cyborg Slunks (the cover was hand-drawn by Buckethead himself) and Kevin's Noodle House with the drummer Bryan "Brain" Mantia, in December Travis Dickerson (founder of the label and Buckethead released a sequel to their last album Chicken Noodles II and released a regular edition of Cyborg Slunks. Buckethead also released some paintings - five different paintings of 100 copies each were sold though the web site.

Buckethead's anagram alias Death Cube K also released several albums in 2007, the first one was released in August and was called DCK and the cover was also lettered and numbered by Buckethead (only 400 of this CDs were made; later a more regular edition was available), this CD is also commonly mistaken for the latest Death Cube K album, Torn from Black Space. He has also released a box set of five CDs called Monolith, each CD with only one song about 40 minutes long.

In 2008, TDRS released two albums by actor Viggo Mortensen called At All and Time Waits for Everyone. The label also released new Buckethead themed shirts and hats that can be bought on the web site. Dickerson announced a new album called Running After Deer to be released in August 2008. It features the collaboration of Alix Lambert, Buckethead, Paul Eckman, D.J. Bonebrake and Samuel Stewart. The album also generated another release, a digital release on MP3 form of an interview of Samuel Stewart as presented by Alix Lambert, called "The African Toy" as the song on the album. Part of this interview was used on the making of the album Running After Deer.

On September 11, a strange logo appeared on the website of the label's forum side of the new releases, called Yan Kàn with a symbol that was later changed - they kept the symbol and added the face of a dragon behind it. Fans discovered that the symbol means Dragon. On September 15 the picture was updated with the Dragon and on September 16 they added the body of the dragon. A fan leaked three samples of the album and on September 17, Travis announced three albums will be released: two are tour CDs of Buckethead, Albino Slug and Bolt on Neck by the Frankenstein Brothers that consist of Buckethead and That 1 Guy; the other is called The Dragons of Eden, a project with drummer Brain and Buckethead.

At the beginning of 2009 the label released the twenty-fifth album from Buckethead, entitled Slaughterhouse on the Prairie. Later that year, another album called A Real Diamond in the Rough was released, in June, Forensic Follies was released, followed by Needle In A Slunk Stack released on September 24.

Artists that have released under TDRSmusic[edit]

Records Released on the Label[edit]

  • Vince DiCola
    • Artistic Transformations
    • Falling Off A Clef
    • Piano Solos
    • The Protoform Sessions
    • Thread
    • In-Vince-Ible
  • Lysa Flores
    • The making of Trophy Grrrl
  • Tony Gilkyson
    • Goodbye Guitar
    • Sparko
  • Lindy Dickerson
    • Carry Me Away
  • D. J. Bonebrake
    • That Da Da Strain

Download Store Albums[edit]

  • Vince DiCola
    • Artistic Transformations
    • Piano Solos
    • Thread

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