Trance Lucid | The Colours of Darkness

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The Colours of Darkness

by Trance Lucid

Dark and textural instrumental guitar rock/fusion
Genre: Rock: Instrumental Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Birds of Years Past
2:44 $0.99
2. Perilous
2:36 $0.99
3. Middle Eastern #5
3:55 $0.99
4. Skating
5:10 $0.99
5. A Burning Ship
4:38 $0.99
6. The Colours of Darkness
5:51 $0.99
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Album Notes
The third Trance Lucid cd, The Colours of Darkness, steps into a new direction and spotlights a previously less visible, heavier segment of the band's music. The cd contains 3 mainstays from the Trance Lucid live repertoire and 3 songs developed in the studio. The approach in recording was more experimental than in the past, with a focus on emphasizing rock textures.

The result is a more driving guitar sound and a less jazzy feel than the first two Trance Lucid cds. Deviating from the usual rock trio format, the upright bass is featured prominently on three songs, creating an interesting tonal balance.



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lyrical instrumental rock
I've already recommended this CD to friends ... the writing is really lyrical ... the guitar melodies are just amazing. A cool treatment of rock.

Jürgen Kriese

Very good performance and music direction corresponding to my taste.
Arrangements and Sound are good very much.

Jürgen Kriese

Very good performance and music direction corresponding to my taste.
Arrangements and Sound are good very much.

Tamara Turner, CD Baby

Opening up the album with the dreamy but lulling and playful "Birds of Years Past," dancing through rhythmic subdivisions of 4+3+4+5, Trance Lucid does a phenomenal mix of chilled out instrumental rock informed by and alternating between classic progressive guitar riffage, Pink Floyd type atmospherics and King Crimson rawk. Giving a lot of focus and attention to their textures, they easily shift between moods and influences. making the groove and the vibe the priority. Thus, "The Colours of Darkness" has appeal to audiences between the prog guitar fan to the chilled out hippie jam fan. For eight bucks, that is one helluva deal.


Ahhh, Nice!
I really recommend this CD. I have worn it out since I purchased it a couple of weeks ago. Great guitars, great rhythms - just great! Buy, buy, buy.

Tim Blake

great playing and a lot of mood
The Colours of Darkness is an aptly named album. It contains of 6 instrumental fusion tracks that have a darker feel to them. The dark feeling doesn’t come from a heaviness or from a metal sound, which this album certainly does not have. Instead, it is the mood that is set in the melodies. One can see listening to this on a cold, cloudy autumn day. The first track, called The Birds of Years Past, is a well put together piece that displays the band’s ability to play their instruments without trying to show off. Terry Lee resists the temptation to prove that he is a masterful musician by overplaying and instead lays down a solid groove track after track. Mix that with Bill Noertker’s bass work, and you have a solid rhythm section.

Dave Halverson’s guitar playing is both tasteful and heartfelt. He is as strong a composer as anyone out there. The melodies are so thought provoking and moving that one can’t help but to keep the cd on repeat cycle so that it can be heard again and again. This cd is a must have.


Down to Earth Space Rock
If that makes any sense. Great musicianship and texturing. Nice conceptual package. The CD becomes introspective in the middle but really socks it to you at the beginning and end. The music is constantly moving. Everything is important.


This is definately a nice album. Unfortunately, the two tracks not included in the samples are not quite up to the standard, and since the numbers last app. 3-5 minutes each, you do not get much music for your money. "Trance Lucid" has made a couple of other records; but from the samples I have heard, they do not match these four tracks either. I hope they will some day make a complete CD to this standard...