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The Lilac Moon - High Res

The Black Metal Princess - High Res

For Immediate Release

TRAUN is a music project created by drummer Dave Murray of Estradasphere (no, not of Iron Maiden ;). The pieces consist of progressive episodic music ranging from Gypsy-Jazz, Metal, Classical, Fusion, World, Electronic, Cinema and various other genre amalgamations. The albums are intended to be listened to chronologically, as the songs reflect the beats of a science-fiction story described on the official website. Guest musicians include Timb Harris (Secret Chiefs 3, Mr Bungle), Jamison Smeltz (MiRthkon), Daedelus, Ben Wendel (Kneebody) and Tim Smolens (Estradasphere). The 4 albums were released together in order to preserve production continuity. This final installation of TRAUN is the official follow-up to the 2003 release, "The Deserts of Traun". Album art, illustrations and animation were done by Colby Bluth, who has worked in the field of animation for Disney, Fox, Apple, Samsung and many other studios

The songs feel like the sound track to an adventure movie, full of suspense and exotic locations, which the music pulls off wonderfully

The ambition of story telling through the medium of modern music should be applauded. What should be noted is that David Murray basically pulls it off. The Deserts Of Traun is fun and entertaining.

If you have a creative mind, this album will paint a story for you, and by the time you reach the end, you'll wonder why it doesn't have a cult following review

Escape from Spa Nine - High Res

Deleted Scenes - High Res

Stream via Bandcamp

Here is a selection of tracks

Or check out all the music on BANDCAMP
If you have time, check out the classically animated ‘TRAUN Trailer' on YouTube. Animator Colby Bluth brings the story, worlds and characters of TRAUN to life.
Original animated trailer - Colby Bluth

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