Dan Briggs and his new group Trioscapes have released their debut album, Separate Realities on Metal Blade Records.
Originally started to do a one-off show of the Mahavishnu Orchestra’s Celestial Terrestrial Commuters, the sax/bass/drums trio brings together elements of prog rock, metal and jazz.
Briggs, who lays down the low end for the prog metal outfit Between the Buried and Me, calls his work with saxophonist Walter Fancourt and drummer Matt Lynch essential to him as a musician.
“It’s very important to me because I’m a musician who is never content,” he told ThisIsNotAScene.com. “I remember being in the studio in 2007 recording “Colors” for [Between the Buried and Me] already working on the beginnings of “Swim to the Moon” off the next record and thinking of how we were already going to make that next record better. Doing Trioscapes is absolutely essential to me as a musician. It’s unlocking parts of my creativity that I hadn’t been using. I feel like I’m just this ball of energy waiting for people to give me new outlets to which I can just have an explosion of music come pouring out of me.”
In tandem with the new album, Trioscapes released a live video of themselves playing the opening track, “Blast Off”:
Preview and download Separate Realities:
Separate Realities Track List:
- Blast Off
- Separate Realities
- Curse of the Ninth
- Celestial Terrestrial Commuters
- Gemini’s Descent