METAL BLADE has issued the following:
The Dan Briggs from BTBAM-lead project offers a hefty helping of progressive music
Fans came out in droves to pick up the exciting new album byTrioscapes. On its day of release, Separate Realities, peaked at #2 on the iTunes Jazz Chart. After its first week of release, the album reached #80 on the Billboard New Artist chart. Awareness for the album was bolstered by a song premiere on Sputnikmusic.com, an incredible live performance video for the lead-single,Blast Off, an in-depth interview with bassist Dan Briggs on http://www.metalsucks.net/2012/05/07/exclusive-interview-trioscapes-between-the-buried-and-me-bassist-dan-briggs/, and much more. The point to be made is that fans across a wide spectrum of music have each found something different and incredibly fulfilling with Trioscapes.
Separate Realities Billboard chart positions:
#9 Billboard Traditional Jazz
#80 Billboard New Artist Chart
#12 Billboord Current Jazz
#197 Billboard Top Independent Albums
Bassist Dan Briggs offers the following comment: “Thanks to everyone who checked out “Separate Realities” in its first week of being available, and to everyone at Metal Blade Records. Somehow they were able to trick people into thinking this is a jazz record! Stay weird friends.”
Fans can order Separate Realities and watch the video for Blast Off now at metalblade.com/trioscapes.
“prog-jazz mania with relentless, wailing saxophones and off-kilter drum fills that would make most fans of Between The Buried And Me wonder what the fuck was put into their orange juice this morning.” Alternative Press Magazine
“Dynamically charged and musically gifted, these three plow through a colorful array of punchy grooves and extravagant jamming.” ThePRP.com
“Prog dorks like us are in for a real treat. It’s jazzy, it’s fusiony, it’s technical, it’s catchy…It’s barely metal at all, but boy is it awesome.” MetalSucks.net
Trioscapes started in the summer of 2011 when bassist Dan Briggs (Between the Buried and Me) contacted Walter Fancourt (tenor saxophone/flute) and Matt Lynch (drums) about working up a rendition of the Mahavishnu Orchestra classic “Celestial Terrestrial Commuters”. The group also messed around with a few original ideas with the intent of playing a one-off live show. However, after rehearsing the material and playing the show, the group decided the music was so demanding and fun to perform that there should be more of a future for the project. A few more songs were written near the end of the summer and a full length album was recorded the first week of October with Jamie King in Winston-Salem, NC. Trioscapes combines elements of 70s fusion with progressive rock, dark syncopated grooves, a flare for the psychedelic, and an unabashed love for both quirky Zappa-ish melodies and thunderous abrasive trade-off lines.
Trioscapes is also currently working on live dates for June, July and September. For the most up to date information, “like” Trioscapes on facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/trioscapes.