The Lilac Moon

by Traun

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Brennan Hrehoruk
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Brennan Hrehoruk I first heard Deserts of Traun Part 3: The Lilac Moon, about 6-7 years ago, and it took the whole idea of a conceptualized album and blew my god damn mind. It still holds up, and hearing this revitalization is spectacular. If you have a colourful imagination and a love for good music, everything Not-Dave-Murray's name is attached to will tickle your fancy. Favorite track: Aervallis.
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Part 1 of the TRAUN music project from Dave Murray (Estradasphere). The pieces are precise, concept-based, diverse and multi-genre. The music 'tells' a story and the album is loosely intended to be listened to chronologically.

NOTE — If you are familiar with the 2003 release (The Deserts of Traun: Part III The Lilac Moon ), you will hear a few revised arrangements of pieces from that album. It was important to include those pieces to complete the story/musical concept, and have the production match throughout. The project as a whole will consist of 50 tracks, so a lot of new material will be forthcoming on the next albums — which will be released soon… for more info


released August 3, 2017

Musicians Featured...

Maria Grigoryeva: Violin & Viola Sections
Lyudmila Kadyrbaeva: Cello
Timba Harris: Violin Solo (track 12)
Amir Yagmai: Violin & Violin Solo (Track 2)
Ben Wendel: Flute Solo (Track 6), Sax Solo (Track 1), Bassoon
Jamison Smeltz: Tenor & Baritone Sax
Adam Stacey: Accordion
Scott Nelson: Electric Guitar
Tim Smolens: Upright Bass
Paul McKee: Bass, Guitar, Mandolin
Joe Willis: Rhodes
Hugo LaNauEstudii: Acoustic Guitar, Bass
Dave Murray: Drums, Percussion, Metal Vox, Flute, Acoustic Guitar

Music by: Dave Murray with additional compositions by Joe Willis, Daedelus and Michael Johnson

Mixed: Chris Parsons, Justin Phelps, Dave Murray
Mastering: Chris Parsons

Artwork: Colby Bluth



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Traun Santa Cruz, California

TRAUN has been an ongoing music project from former Estradasphere Drummer David Murray. The roots of the concept dates back to the late 90's which featured keyboardist/composer Joe Willis, and Electronic music musician Daedelus. Colby Bluth brought the concept to life with hundreds of illustrations. ... more

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