Trna shares several things with Show Me A Dinosaur. They share their home country, Russia. They share a bassist, Anton. They also share the rare quality of being able to seamlessly blend genres like ingredients of a musical recipe. They swirl together, making it impossible to tell where one ends and the other begins.
RELEASE DATE: 23 September 2016 LABEL: Self-released
“Lose Yourself to Find Peace” is a forty minute album, comprised of only two tracks. These two behemoths are forces to be reckoned with, appropriately beginning with the song ‘Gale.’ There’s about two and a half minutes of ambience and soothing layers of post-rock, swaying softly with pleasant melodies. It’s quiet. Too quiet. Suddenly, Trna shifts gears and puts the listener on full blast with huge walls of blast beats, searing guitars, and relentless fury that only mother nature could rival.
The album does not let up any longer than the listener needs in order to catch their breath. As soon as they’ve settled down they get back up again stronger than before, each time more surprising than the last. I cannot begin to tell you how many times I had incorrectly assumed I’d hit the climax of the song.
All three members have a near-tangible chemistry, they all work together so well that it’s scary. Bands with four or five members could try, and inevitably fail, to sound this huge. The levels and mixing are superb, which really adds to the size of the sound. Everyone sounds so crisp and clear throughout the album’s entirety, making for comfortable listening, even though you’re in the middle of a sonic tsunami.
Everything about this album ties together so well. The track titles, the content and its mood, even the album cover looks like a massive hurricane from a satellite’s point of view. You must hear this album, and you must lose yourself in it. Give in to the storm, and be swept away by its beautifully violent soundscapes.