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Trance Lucid: Palace of Ether

Trance Lucid is an Oakland, California based instrumental art rock/jazz band which is releasing their fifth album Palace of Ether this year. This is their first studio recording since 2005's The Colours of Darkness.

Trance Lucid is made up of founding members Dave Halverson, on guitar; Terry Lee, on drums; and they have added keyboardist Richard Bugbee.

Palace of Ether is an over 51 minute masterpiece of solid deep, chunky bass, lightning bolt lead guitar, solid rhythmic drums, and excellently punctuated keyboards.

Every track is a winner from the gifted instrumentalist standpoint. My favorites were: "TM", "Spyglass", "Illumination", "Pocket", "TheCrossing", and "Dream of Antiquity". They even take a somewhat bluesier tone as the album progresses.

I like lyrics and a story with my music; however, I would easily recommend this album to anyone interested in instrumental art rock mixed well with jazzier sounds. Dave Halverson has another four solo studio albums available from the link below.

Definitely recommend to anyone who likes instrumental music.

Track Listing:

1. TM
2. Spyglass
3. Illumination
4. Pocket
5. The Crossing
6. Many Rooms
7. Saints in Stone
8. Dream of Antiquity
9. Painted Dancer
10. Actors in Armor
11. Before the Idiots
12. Vox of Silence
13. Horsemen at the Gate
14. Nightlit Moons
15. Remembrance

Added: September 14th 2013
Reviewer: Mark Johnson
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Hits: 1935
Language: english

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