THE DESERTS OF TRAUN – Part III: The Lilac Moon

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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stic8l1deuA The albums are intended to be listened to chronologically, as the… Continue lendo THE DESERTS OF TRAUN – Part III: The Lilac Moon

HIGH CASTLE TELEORKESTRA: A Genre-Defying Supergroup Unlike Anything You’ve Ever Heard (Or Imagined)

For those who fancy bands and musicians such as Mr. Bungle, Estradasphere, Secret Chiefs 3, Fantômas, Traun, Umlaut, Farmers Market, Atomic Ape/Red Fiction, John Zorn, among other musical specimens as exotic as they are sublime, High Castle Teleorkestra is a sure tip. If you’re not familiar with any of these names, allow us to introduce… Continue lendo HIGH CASTLE TELEORKESTRA: A Genre-Defying Supergroup Unlike Anything You’ve Ever Heard (Or Imagined)

ESTRADASPHERE – Fvll show | Live in Austin, Texas (2004)

Estradasphere was an American experimental band that originated in Santa Cruz, California, during the late 1990s. The band, which in its last incarnation was based in Seattle, consisted of six multi-instrumentalists from a variety of musical backgrounds trained in disciplines ranging from classical music and jazz to heavy metal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8o9LtwK_pyg Estradasphere were influenced by many… Continue lendo ESTRADASPHERE – Fvll show | Live in Austin, Texas (2004)

HIGH CASTLE TELEORKESTRA – Mutual Hazard

Insolite ("odd", "weird", in French) designates, according to the etymology, everything that is unusual and escapes the realm of the ordinary. […] The word itself tells me more and less at the same time: it suggests something rare, in fact, but of a special and incisive rareness that is not limited to a simple average… Continue lendo HIGH CASTLE TELEORKESTRA – Mutual Hazard

ESTRADASPHERE – Meteorite Showers (live)

From the album Buck Fever (2001) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdAk9sZSi58 Taken from the "These Are The Days VHS," check out some vintage old-school Estradasphere with the original lineup still intact. This performance was from 14 Below in Santa Monica, California. In Salem place andwondering what the hell was thatmovie that Shaun-D got kidnapped atwhat was he watchin'when Bart… Continue lendo ESTRADASPHERE – Meteorite Showers (live)

Palace of Mirrors (live) – ESTRADASPHERE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-OZ9nkgmUQ Palace of Mirrors is the fifth and final full-length album by Estradasphere. It was released on September 19, 2006. "Title" – 0:34"Palace of Mirrors" – 3:41"A Corporate Merger" – 8:16"The Terrible Beautypower of Meow" – 4:01"Colossal Risk" – 4:36"The Unfolding Pause on the Threshold" – 4:17"Smuggled Mutation" – 4:48"Six Hands" – 1:12"The Debutante" –… Continue lendo Palace of Mirrors (live) – ESTRADASPHERE

HIGH CASTLE TELEORKESTRA [HCT] – Kickstarter for Band Launch (2021)

For those who know and appreciate Estradasphere's music, some very good news: High Castle Teleorkestra is a fresh collaborative project — a music ensemble — formed of 3 Estradasphere members (Tim Smolens on bass, Dave Murray on drums, Timba Harris on violins), 2 former Mr. Bungle members (Bär McKinnon on sax, Danny Heifetz on drums),… Continue lendo HIGH CASTLE TELEORKESTRA [HCT] – Kickstarter for Band Launch (2021)

ESTRADASPHERE: A Highly Unorthodox, All-Encompassing Musical Odissey Through Time and Space (1998-2008)

In my music folder, I have a subfolder titled 'Eureka', named after the hometown of Mr. Bungle, in California. In the 'Eureka' folder, I store everything directly or indirectly related to Mr. Bungle and Mike Patton: first and foremost, Faith No More, and also Fantomas, Peeping Tom and Patton's various solo projects, Secret Chiefs 3,… Continue lendo ESTRADASPHERE: A Highly Unorthodox, All-Encompassing Musical Odissey Through Time and Space (1998-2008)