Dune Tran – Silence

Posted: April 28, 2014 in Indie Pop Music
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This blog is dedicated to spotlighting select songs of independent or small-label artists. These songs can often (but not always) be characterized as pop music, encompassing its many sub-genres. However, none of these songs can be classified as “Top 40” (or any sub-genre thereof) typically heard on American radio and television. Proving that good, quality pop music is available…you just have to be willing to search for it or know where to find it. This blog takes away all of the work and leads the reader/listener straight to the discovery and enjoyment. The ultimate goal, of course, is to bring these “unknown” artists to the attention of the general public and give them well-deserved attention.

Song in the Spotlight: “Silence” (Dune Tran, from Heart Anchors (2009))

Genre:  Alternative Pop

Review:  If your musical tastes run to beautiful, melodic pop (and, let’s face it, whose doesn’t?), then Dune Tran’s “Silence” may be just the ticket.  But wait…it also has some bite as it picks up the tempo half-way through until reaching a crescendo before reverting to the opening theme at the coda.  Slow, fast, slow again.  Play, listen, repeat, download.  “Silence” isn’t the kind of song you can listen to casually.  It engages you, makes you sit up and take notice and sounds new and discoverable, even with repeated listenings.  And don’t skip the video…the cinematography is stunning.  Heart Anchors is Ms. Tran’s only release to date and we’ve waited long enough to hear what she can do with her sophomore effort.  Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

Artist Bio:  Dune Tran is a San Francisco, CA (by way of Edmonton, Canada)-based singer-songwriter and pianist/keyboardist.

Song available on:  http://dunetran.bandcamp.com/, https://itunes.apple.com/artist/dune-tran/id312835851?ign-mpt=uo%3D6, http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/dunetran and http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00270EOOY/ref=dm_ws_tlw_trk1?ie=UTF8&qid=1398395679&sr=1-1.  Here’s a link to the full version of the song: http://www.reverbnation.com/widget_code/html_widget/artist_424614?widget_id=50&amp%3bposted_by=artist_424614&pwc%5bdesign%5d=default&pwc%5bbackground_color%5d=%23333333&pwc%5bincluded_songs%5d=0&pwc%5bsong_ids%5d=2390679&pwc%5bphoto%5d=0%2c1&pwc%5bsize%5d=custom.

Artist Pedigree:  Dune Tran has always been a solo artist.

Artist Releases:  Heart Anchors (2009).

Artist Web Site:  http://www.dunetran.com/.

Web Presence:  http://www.reverbnation.com/dunetran, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dune-Tran/132323305531 and https://twitter.com/dunetran.

Video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWC3o2v-RZM.

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