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The music of LIFE TRIP is a synthesis of progressive and pop styles with perceptive introspective lyrics and psychedelic overtones. Hints of jazz, folk, and classical music are mixed together in the style of rock.
LIFE TRIP is the creation of singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Chip Symonds.
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Chip Symonds, the life force of Life Trip, is a singer-songwriter whose vocals are wonderful to listen to and is accomplished at the multitude of instruments that he plays, including but not limited to sax, flute and keyboards. Anyone who handles such a vast number of instruments as well as he does deserves recognition. - by Melissa Kowalewski Rambles cultural arts magazine
Composer/songwriter Chip Symonds has been operating under his Life Trip pseudonym since 1993. Symonds' music encompasses several different prog subgenres, from pastoral to symphonic to folk-prog; the more obvious influences include Kansas, Jethro Tull, ELP, Fairport Convention, and Happy The Man. As a one-man band, Symonds sings—imagine a cross between John Wetton, Ian Anderson, and, at times, James Taylor—and plays everything: flute, tenor sax, synthesizers, and acoustic & electric guitars.Very, very solid material here—worth a serious listen.-by Elias Granillo Sea of Tranquility e-zine