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TROPIKA by Tikiyaki Orchestra (2023)

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releases March 3, 2023

Produced by Jim Bacchi
All Songs written by Jim Bacchi ©2022 Tikiyaki Music/BMI

Jim Bacchi : Guitar,Keyboards,Vibraphone, Steel Guitar, Percussion, Theremin, Stylophone
Jonpaul Balak : Bass Guitar
Pablo Baza : Drum Kit
Brian Kassan : Keyboards, Guitar
Nelson Bragg : Percussion

Gary Brandin : Steel Guitar on “En Flambe’” , “Hotel St Serenade”and “A South Pacific Sojourn”

Bruce Witkin : Upright Bass on “A South Pacific Sojourn”
Ian Harland : Vibraphone on “Walkabout”
Thomas Mackay : Vibraphone on “’Ua Tropika”
Brian Atkinson : Vibraphone solo on ”The Boobam Song”

Recording Engineers : Jim Bacchi, Pablo Baza, Thomas Mackay, Ian Harland, Bruce Witkin

Mixed By Jim Bacchi at Le Studio, Huntington Beach
Mastered to analog tape by Kurdt Vanderhoof at The English Channel
Cover art by SHAGa0468088879_16 https://thetikiyakiorchestra.bandcamp.com/album/tropika

There is a vinyl LP pre-order at Hi-Tide Records.

rupe33 posted on Fri, Jan 6, 2023 9:07 AM

Couple different vinyl options on this one so far...

"Crystal" (clear) direct from Tikiyaki: https://shoptikiyaki.bigcartel.com/product/official-tikiyaki-orchestra-tropika-clear-vinyl-ltd-edition

(Purple) "Orchid" from our friends at Hi-Tide Recordings: https://hitideshop.com/products/tropika


Can't wait for this one!! Great music and great art, what's not to love!!! :)


I've never been disappointed with anything Jim has done! Can't wait for the release as well. Keep them coming Jim!

Looking forward to it!

Anxiously awaiting a copy from Hi-Tide to ship. It looks like vinyl is sold out through both Tikiyaki Orchestra and Hi-TIde.

Hi-Tide is taking preorders for a repress in a new colour:


...and as of this morning, it looks like there are some copies left via Tikiyaki. So you still have a couple of colour choices!

Glad Hi-Tide gave us digital downloads awhile back but I am itching to get my hands on the vinyl.

MrFab posted on Wed, Apr 5, 2023 3:14 PM

Can’t wait to give this a listen. Til then, I will salute the song name “Espionage-a-trois.”


Orange vinyl now available at the band's Shopify store: https://shoptikiyaki.com/

(also has a lemonade edition of Aloha Baby)

The Shag artwork and gatefold are gorgeous. Might have to buy another copy or two to put on the wall!

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