The Deserts of Traun, or simply TRAUN, is a music project created by drummer Dave Murray of Estradasphere and High Castle Teleorkestra. The pieces consist of progressive episodic music ranging from Gypsy-Jazz, Metal, Classical, Fusion, World, Electronic, Cinema and various other genre amalgamations.
The albums are intended to be listened to chronologically, as the songs reflect the beats of a science-fiction story described on the official website. Guest musicians include Timb Harris (Estradasphere, Secret Chiefs 3, High Castle Teleorkestra), Jamison Smeltz (MiRthkon), Daedelus, Ben Wendel (Kneebody) and Tim Smolens (Estradasphere, I.S.S., High Castle Teleorkestra).
The 4 albums were released together in order to preserve production continuity. This final installation of TRAUN is the official follow-up to the 2003 release, “The Deserts of Traun”. Album art, illustrations and animation were done by Colby Bluth, who has worked in the field of animation for Disney, Fox, Apple, Samsung and many other studios
==Written by Dave Murray, March 2018==