Trance To The Sun
: An ethereal wave splashes into the room. Dark grooves gently rock you. You close your eyes to feel the vocals lilt from side to side in your brain. Fuzzy guitars paint psychedelic swirls in your head. This is Trance To The Sun, finally back on stage. They're here, after a long, long time away, to bring you somewhere dark and dreamy -- to put you in a trance with their ambient post-goth rock. Led by the well named, highly skilled multi-instrumentalist Ashkelon Sain and singer Ingrid, who brings her opulent voice to dreamscapes that aren't even on this plane, the band produces dark ambiance reminiscent of goth leaning 80s favorites. Now, with the return of Ingrid's songwriting, some new members, and Kickstarter on their side, the band has jumped into the modern era with a crowd funded album. Older, even wiser, and well-spoken, members from Trance To The Sun took to the internet (already a place favored by niche genre enthusiasts) to campaign for recording funds -- and pulled it off easily. Trance To The Sun has always produced records that are conscious, intelligent, acclaimed by critics, and filled with the psychedelic depth that undeniably corresponds with many Portland shoegazers. The dreamy records come across in an amazing live act, with the new line up of Ashkelon, Ingrid, and her fiancé on bass. After a more than ten year break with only sporadic one-off shows -- this will be an exciting moment for any darkwave fan. Open your mind, let Trance To The Sun work its magic.