Article and photos by Parisa Eshrati
During his 2019 southwest tour, we went record shopping with Tristan Shone of the industrial doom project Author & Punisher in Tucson, AZ. From drone metal to classic soul, Tristan shares some of the records and artists that have influenced him the most.
Since 2004, Tristan Shone has been creating industrial doom music under the moniker Author & Punisher. With a background in mechanical engineering, he has custom built all of his instruments and controllers from raw materials and open source electronic circuitry. Eight albums later, Tristan has learned to balance algorithmic machine processing with organic, hook-driven grooves.
As a follow up to our 2017 interview before his show with Dead Cross, we caught up with Tristan again at Wooden Tooth Records in Tucson to talk about some of the records and artists that have influenced him the most.