A songwriting alliance between producer/guitarist vora vor and
vocalist/lyricist sebastian elliott leads to the formation of Braindance,
a New York City project manufacturing a new genre of music - Progressive Darkwave.
Combining the elements of goth, industrial, electronic, synthpop and darkwave with
progressive metal, progressive trance, vocal house, and modern classical music,
Braindance quickly becomes one of the most distinctive voices in the underground.
Braindance releases the mini-ep shadows,
featuring bassist Eiki Matsumoto and percussionist Rob Notorious,
and subsequently begins performing in venues in and around the New York CIty area.
Joined by keyboardist/backing vocalist Robynne Naylor,
the band releases their first full-length album, Fear Itself.
considered by many to be ‘a new rung on the evolutionary ladder of modern music, ’
Fear Itself features eye-catching comic illustrations
that would become a braindance trademark.
Following three years of performances throughout the northeast,
parting ways with drummer notorious,and replacing bassist Eiki Matsumoto
with chicago native Andy Bunk,the band begins the process of creating their
long-awaited follow up to Fear Itself, Redemption.
Bringing the vision of braindance to a new level,
representatives from the progressive,industrial, darkwave,
gothic and underground metal communities hail redemption as
‘a marvel of musical innovation,songwriting intellect, and unprecedented vision.’
Braindance enlists new musicians for live shows over the next three years.
Julliard graduate Beka fills thekeyboardist/backing vocalist position,
drummer Jonah David of the Matisyahu Band contributes his versatility,
and bassist David Z from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra completes the lineup.
Production begins for the new braindance album, master of disguise.
Andy Bunk returns to record bass, along with Beka and Natalia,
who add their backing vocals to the release.
Tony Geballe, member of the league of crafty guitarists,
lends his guitar, programming and engineering talents to the mix.
Master Of Disguise is released.
The long-awaited concept album contains five singles, an epic trilogy,
and a 16-page graphic novelette featuring illustrations by Joe ‘Sweetrot’ Simko.
The live lineup is assembled, geballe joining vora in the rhythm guitar
and programming department, the percussive wonderkind Kenny Grohowski
assuming drum responsibilities, and braindance alumnus Matsumoto
returning to hold down the low end.
the future is upon us...And it’s oh, so tasty.