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There are at least two artists or groups known as Trapezoid.

1. Trapezoid was the musical project of Neil Cicierega before Lemon Demon. A large difference between the two is that a vast majority of Trapezoid’s songs were instrumentals, with a few exceptions.

Soon after Neil moved on to Lemon Demon he was contacted by a previously established band by the name of “Trapezoid” (which is most likely the second band on this page), who claimed copyright to the name thus Neil remained the now defunct music project “Deporitaz”.

2. The other Trapezoid is an American folk music group. From Wikipedia:

Trapezoid is an American folk music group led by Paul Reisler. Founded in 1975 by Sam Rizzetta, they began as a quartet of hammer dulcimer players. Two of the four played the traditional hammer dulcimer, while the other two played baritone and treble hammer dulcimers specially designed by Rizetta. Since 1975, the group’s membership and instrumentation has changed repeatedly, always with Paul Reisler as a member.

In 2004 and 2005, the 1984 lineup that recorded Winter Solstice with John McCutcheon reunited with McCutcheon to perform acoustic concerts, called the Winter Solstice tour. This lineup included fiddler Freyda Epstein, who was killed in 2003 in a car accident.

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  • jabmoreno

    it's too bad he had to turn to "Deporitaz" he didn't know that someone was already named Trapezoid

    8 Nov 2010 Reply
  • ChristineMorgan

    Neil! I have to listen the songs of Trapezoid an Deporitaz!

    6 Jul 2010 Reply
  • RapeBrain

    I don't like Trapezoid, I prefer much Deporitaz and Lemon Demon, sorry Neil :/

    3 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Juttman

    his music the hipster garabe i've ever heard

    21 Jan 2009 Reply
  • mattgcn

    Oh well, yeah he still uses Trapezoid or trapezzoid as his online handle. I think everyone should switch over to Deporitaz and let the olden group Trapezoid have their cake/last.fm profile

    2 Mar 2008 Reply
  • Dunklekuh81

    Neil is actually known as Trapezoid on his very own profile at tmbw.net ;) (This Might Be A Wiki, a fansite for They Might Be Giants.)

    3 Feb 2008 Reply
  • mattgcn

    For people who don't like the change from Trapezoid to Deporitaz, or who knew Neil's work through OC Remix would have him labelled as Trapezoid overtop the other band.

    25 Jun 2007 Reply
  • 3gg

    'Secret of Monkey Island 2 Monkey Brain Soup for the Soul OC ReMix >> are you sure that's trapezoid's song ??

    11 Jun 2007 Reply
  • ThunderPX

    Neil Cicierega = The OC remixer as well.

    2 May 2007 Reply
  • Nasasie

    erh. isn't this an oc remixer? (too?)

    17 Apr 2007 Reply
  • mattgcn

    The Neil Cicierega Trapezoid seems to get most of the plays, so it should get the picture...

    28 Mar 2007 Reply
  • bran371

    Trapezoid kicks ass.

    31 May 2006 Reply