I Trance To The Sun di Ashkelon Sain e Zoe Alexandra Wakefield
sono fra i tanti gruppi che trasportano il pop atmosferico di Dead Can Dance e
Cocteau Twins in ambito gotico.
Formati a Santa Barbara, esordirono con Ghost Forest (Tess, 1994).
Bloom Flowers Bloom (Tess, 1995) sono lieder ambientali per elettronica,
chitarra, percussioni e canto.
Il sound delicato di You So You F, per nebulose d'accordi e gorgheggi d'opera
e le astrazioni new age di A Sun Lingering Disease
non valgono in realta` i brani dal ritmo piu` pronunciato, la vertigine
da delirio di Fish & Knife, o l'arringa veemente di Trans-Lucia (Patti
Smith agli angeli),
Una ritmica dub e jazz fa di Spiderlike un incubo piu` intenso.
Le sincopi ballabili, i vocalizzi eterei e gli esotismi vellutati di
Fin e Yellow Hair spostano il baricentro verso il progressive-rock.
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From: Precipice Recordings
PO Box 190552 Miami Beach
FL 33119 USA
TRANCE TO THE SUN BIO
Santa Barbara's "Trance to the Sun", as most innovative bands, defy
placement in any of the tried and true categories; not quite prog, a bit
less morose than goth, not heavy but not dreamy and certainly not pop! The
band's first release, "Ghost Forest" appeared in 1994 on Tess Records and
foreshadowed the dreamy electronics of other more mainstream acts. After the
chilling, beautiful "Bloom Flowers, Bloom!" in 1995, Trance released several
CDs on their own label, Ambulancia. These came to include "Venomous Eve",
"Delirious" and a collection of unreleased material from previous sessions
("Azalean Sea 1998,1997,1996"). The band has also appeared on a multitude of
Alternative Press gave "Venomous Eve" 4 out of 5 "fingers" and commented;
"Trance cast off the crutches of conventional song structure and bask in a
shimmering miasma of tweaked and freaked guitars, synths, violins and
bass...These nine long songs move with knight-like stealth and elegance,
wreathed in all manner of bizarre noises...Goth be damned; this is complex
experimental music that doesn't require that one have an all black wardrobe
to enjoy" .
More than a studio act Trance to the Sun have toured extensively in the
United States as headliners and as openers for the likes of Cindytalk,
Switchblade Symphony, Love Spirals Downwards, Lycia and others. They have
charmed audiences from Manhattan to Miami to Missoula Montana and beyond.
The band plan to tour extensively to support their new release as well.
Trance to the Sun was founded by Ashkelon Sain who is joined by Ingrid Blue
on vocals. Over the years the duo have carved out a cult following with
their genre defying dark psychedelia. Mixing elements of darkwave and
progressive music Trance to the Sun's unique vision has been a favorite of
fans of the underground since their origin. Rock, trip and trance all
describe the band's mood and music. Look for the band's 6th full length
release on Precipice Recordings in November 1999.
"Urchin Tear Soda" 1999 Precipice Recordings
"Azalean Sea" (1998, 1997, 1996) 1998 Ambulancia Records
"Delirious" 1997 Ambulancia Records
"Venomous Eve" 1995 Ambulancia Records
"Bloom Flowers Bloom" 1995 Tess Records
"Ghost Forest" 1994 Tess Records
They also have a number of limited edition CDs they sell on touring and
have appeared on dozens of compilations.