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Traun - Part III: The Lilac Moon (as The Deserts of Traun) CD (album) cover

PART III: THE LILAC MOON (AS THE DESERTS OF TRAUN)

Traun

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.56 | 13 ratings

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Drakk
4 stars Eclectic Movie Sound Track

Dave Murray (Ex- Estradsphere) was one of the driving creative forces of Estradasphere, and after his leaving the band, he decided to create a band after his own liking. Now, this is decidely not Estradasphere, despite it being of a similar formula, combing seemingly unrelated genres effectively into an odd tapestry of musical genres. However, The Deserts of Traun is a different entity altogether, with a completely different feel.

Instead of granoise compositions and longer tracks, TDoT uses much smaller and concise tracks, even drawing some comparisons to Fantomas, instead of Estradasphere. The songs feel, as they should, and are named as, like the sound track to an adventure movie, full of suspense and exotic locations, which the music pulls off wonderfully. The music has just about everything, from creepy ambient death metal, to ethnic folk music, to classical, to jazz and so on and so forth.

A very fun and interesting album, but one that should be listened to along with the visual aid.

4 Stars

Drakk | 4/5 |

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