Adrian Terrazas comments:
Tosin Abasi and I were originally introduced by a mutual friend, Raanen Bozzio, last summer. This meeting also served as my first introduction to Animals As Leaders and Javier Reyes. Since then, Abasi, Reyes and I have developed a great relationship. We got together almost every day to try out ideas and after a month we had already formulated a majority of the record. At this point we contacted Eric Moore, an incredible drummer and the most joyful person to be around, and soon everything we had envisioned rhythmically came together on our first meeting/recording session (at the Farias productions studios) on what is now T.R.A.M.
The band is:
Adrian Terrazas (THE MARS VOLTA) on saxophone, flute, bass clarinet and percussion
Javier Reyes (ANIMALS AS LEADERS) on guitars
Tosin Abasi (ANIMALS AS LEADERS) on guitars
Eric Moore (SUICIDAL TENDENCIES) on drums