Trioscapes premieres title track from "Separate Realities" on SputnikMusic.com!
The Dan Briggs from BTBAM-lead project offers a hefty helping of progressive music
Agoura Hills, CA - April 30th, 2012 - The title track from the debut offering from Trioscapes, Separate Realities, will be debuting today on highly popular music destination Sputnikmusic.com. Separate Realities is an eleven-and-a-half minute cut that highlights many of the elements the progressive trio has to offer. It also exemplifies how it's possible to sound "heavy" without the use of a customary electric guitar. Through bass guitar, saxophone, and drums (and a handful of other instruments), Trioscapes manages to weave their way through multiple genres, moods, and sound scapes all while playing music as relentlessly technical as it is catchy. Listen to the title track now HERE. Sputnikmusic is a premier source for music reviews, news, and features spanning indie, metal, and punk.
Trioscapes started in the summer of 2011 when bassist Dan Briggs (Between the Buried and Me) contacted Walter Fancourt (tenor saxophone/flute) and Matt Lynch (drums) about working up a rendition of the Mahavishnu Orchestra classic "Celestial Terrestrial Commuters". The group also messed around with a few original ideas with the intent of playing a one-off live show. However, after rehearsing the material and playing the show, the group decided the music was so demanding and fun to perform that there should be more of a future for the project. A few more songs were written near the end of the summer and a full length album was recorded the first week of October with Jamie King in Winston-Salem, NC. Trioscapes combines elements of 70s fusion with progressive rock, dark syncopated grooves, a flare for the psychedelic, and an unabashed love for both quirky Zappa-ish melodies and thunderous abrasive trade-off lines.
Trioscapes currently has one show confirmed for this May to celebrate the release of the CD on Metal Blade Records. The 12" LP is also available via Dan Briggs's own Hogweed & Fugue Records. Both will be available for purchase at this show. More shows are currently being confirmed.
YES! Weekly, the Greensboro, NC entertainment magazine, just named Dan Briggs the region's best bassist and Trioscapes the best new band. YES! praises Briggs' work: "his marathon bass runs for the progressive death metal quintet [BTBAM] are well noted, Briggs' work with the newly formed Trioscapes to this point is equally impressive. The abrupt time signature changes remain, but his style in the fiery jazz-fusion trio recalls Jonas Hellborg considered cadences in the Mahavishnu Orchestra mixed with a little bit of Bill Laswell fuzz bass." Read the full article HERE.
A track from Separate Realities can be heard and the album can be pre-ordered now at http://www.metalblade.com/trioscapes. Separate Realities will be available May 8th in North America and May 7th in Europe.
05/04 Greensboro, NC The Broach Theater
05/05 Atlanta, GA The Drunken Unicorn
Trioscapes is also currently working on live dates for June, July and September. For the most up to date information, "like" Trioscapes on facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/trioscapes.