Various Publications

PRESS REVIEWS:

"The Color of Sound" by (Daniel) TriAna is an exciting and sometimes strange journey into the world of electronic/ambient/techno sound. The CD contains songs that range from short ambient soundscapes to longer driving house/techno/dance pieces. The music is sometimes aggressive, sometimes soothing, sometimes gothic-flavored, sometimes experimental, but always creative, fresh, and modern. Share the vision of Daniel Triana on "The Color of Sound".

What the press has said about "The Color of Sound": "I definitely liked this CD ... The feel/atmosphere of the music and vocals reminded me of Bauhaus, with a more techno/industrial/ambient flavor ... I could see this as a tasty addition to MTV's AMP show ... beautifully layered ... very very fine instrumentals ... TriAna could be the American equivalent of Orbital or future Sound of London ... the man's lyrics are wonderful ..." - Underground Sound / Camille Juiana

"Very danceable in a Kraftwerk/NIN vein" - Bite Me! / J.

"(Daniel) TriAna has many different elements to his music ... at times it sounds like synth pop, German Electro, House, Ambient." - Virus / Mike Moran

"Experiments with several different sounds and styles of electronic music, from ambient electronic soundscapes to more aggressive electro ... danceable beats ... while the music retains a semi-dark nature to it ... most bands would reserve this diversity for a side project or another album ... TriAna's music is strong, unique, and subtly addicting." - The Industrial Bible / Dave

"... ambient soundscapes ... coldwave tunnels ... and techno madness ... I really loved this ... a 10 of 10." - Rivets / Jason

"... bright electronics with a hint of gothic, new wave and dance sensibilities ... great upbeat and fun electronics tempered by introspective and romantic lyrics ... The Color of Sound is overflowing with colorful and cool music that shows a lot of potential." - Outburn Magazine / Octavia

"This CD makes one call for the early days when techno was just that -- techno. Every bit of this CD is electronically generated, and that's the beauty of it. Vocals are very nicely recorded and fit in perfectly with the music. Fans of early Depeche Mode and Front 242 type of things will like this. In fact if you are a fan of those aforementioned bands I recommend picking up this CD 'cos it's superior to both. Highly recommended to fans of the genre." - Gajoob Magazine / Gregg Church

IN MUSIC WE TRUST Webzine CD Review
Daniel TriAna
The Color of Sound (Trilab Recordings)
By: Alex Steininger

(Daniel) TriAna is an industrial/Ambient band composed of Daniel Triana at the core, and supporting help provided by a few studio vocalists. The CD starts off with "Inside This Zoo." A synthesizer starts us off as it crawls it's way through, and then the drum machine beats into its path. Vocals eventually enter and the drums get faster and furious. Technology can be a beautiful thing, and it can also be a scary thing. In this song technology becomes beautiful in a way, but also in a way to send chills down our spine. It rips through the song with intense panic, while also adding some bright moments to it. "You Deny Me" starts off with a fairly happy melody, but then the vocals come in and turn everything upside down. It becomes very frightening and dark, but also lends a hand in the way of depression. The synthesizer is used throughout as a major factor in the music. Everything revolves around it, and the drum machine adds an extra touch of power and depth to the track. "Angel" takes you down a dark alley with broken windows everywhere, and steam rising off the floor after a heavy rain. Garbage lines the streets, and your nerves jump. You feel very uncomfortable and scared. This dark voice comes in, and now you are drawn into the music. Everything plays off the vocals, and draws you in even closer. "Unknown Pleasures 02" is just a quick forty six second rush of synths that make you think, but also give you the chance to rest for upcoming tracks. Their are four unknown pleasures throughout the album, and the CD closes off with number four. A quick minute and four seconds worth of heart pounding music to close out a very energetic, lively, and dark CD.

Industrial is garnishing its limelight now in the media. And with all the attention it's getting, Daniel Triana, and his project "Daniel TriAna", should be receiving some attention. This is one of the better industrial/ambient albums I have heard in awhile. And if I think it's good, your going to go crazy over it! I'll give this album a B-. Don't waste another minute, if your into this kind of music, and give this CD a listen.
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Daniel TriAna - Musica Electronica

With much more than the usual electronic musical meanderings of most future wanna be's Daniel Triana's latest managed to delight all of the electronicmusic.com staff this Tuesday.
"I want more!" says one, "what am I listening to?" says another and "sign here" says the FedEx gal.
All in all a fab groove that deserves a much much wider audience than the seven of us, and you pop picking industry types may want to listen out for track number three, Fly if you get it together to grab a copy of this release from the address below.

TriLab Recordings
Email: trilab_2000@yahoo.com
Rating - 890,844 (out of a possible 1,000,000)

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"The Color of Sound" by (Daniel) TriAna is an exciting and sometimes strange journey into the world of electronic/ambient/techno sound. The CD contains songs that range from short ambient soundscapes to longer driving house/techno/dance pieces. The music is sometimes aggressive, sometimes soothing, sometimes gothic-flavored, sometimes experimental, but always creative, fresh, and modern. Share the vision of Daniel Triana on "The Color of Sound".

What the press has said about "The Color of Sound": "I definitely liked this CD ... The feel/atmosphere of the music and vocals reminded me of Bauhaus, with a more techno/industrial/ambient flavor ... I could see this as a tasty addition to MTV's AMP show ... beautifully layered ... very very fine instrumentals ... (Daniel) TriAna could be the American equivalent of Orbital or future Sound of London ... the man's lyrics are wonderful ..." - Underground Sound / Camille Juiana

"Very danceable in a Kraftwerk/NIN vein" - Bite Me! / J.

"(Daniel) TriAna has many different elements to his music ... at times it sounds like synth pop, German Electro, House, Ambient." - Virus / Mike Moran

"Experiments with several different sounds and styles of electronic music, from ambient electronic soundscapes to more aggressive electro ... danceable beats ... while the music retains a semi-dark nature to it ... most bands would reserve this diversity for a side project or another album ... (Daniel) TriAna's music is strong, unique, and subtly addicting." - The Industrial Bible / Dave

"... ambient soundscapes ... coldwave tunnels ... and techno madness ... I really loved this ... a 10 of 10." - Rivets / Jason

"... bright electronics with a hint of gothic, new wave and dance sensibilities ... great upbeat and fun electronics tempered by introspective and romantic lyrics ... The Color of Sound is overflowing with colorful and cool music that shows a lot of potential." - Outburn Magazine / Octavia

"This CD makes one call for the early days when techno was just that -- techno. Every bit of this CD is electronically generated, and that's the beauty of it. Vocals are very nicely recorded and fit in perfectly with the music. Fans of early Depeche Mode and Front 242 type of things will like this. In fact if you are a fan of those aforementioned bands I recommend picking up this CD 'cos it's superior to both. Highly recommended to fans of the genre." - Gajoob Magazine / Gregg Church

 

Legionaire Jukebox

For some reason it blows my mind that anyone or any band can still be creative after over two decades making music but that’s just what New Jersey born Daniel Triana is doing! I happened upon his particular brand of dark, cinematic Electro music via ReverbNation.

My Thoughts/Initial Impression:

I guess it’s the quirky Industrial flavor to his music that grips me, and the fact that one person can be responsible for the creation of music that immediately transports me to a world of action movie sequences and insane drama!

It’s little wonder that he cites Joy Division, Depeche Mode, Portishead and Massive Attack among others! Triana is quite the inspiration I gotta tell ya! Including a Gothic/Alternative band called Bellas Artes prior to his solo career, Triana has worked on many projects. He is definitely at the reigns only enlisting a few guest members when need be.

Reminds Me Of:

Depeche Mode, Front 242, Ladytron