TATRAN (formed 2011, Israel) are an eclectic instrumental trio, with musical influences that range from modern jazz, rock, classical music, avant-garde, post-rock, experimental and electronic combining to produce an ecstatic musical experience.
Tatran’s uncanny melodies, state of the art virtuosic playing and vivid sound, alongside their innovative relentless improvisations and their deep, near psychic on-stage communication, make them a mesmerizing live act. Tamuz Dekel’s versatile, almost omnipotent, psychedelic guitar with Offir Benjaminov’s thick, funkadelic yet-baroque bass combined with Dan Mayo’s diverse, supernatural futuristic groove-oriented drumming, reanimate a lucid dream to their listeners and spectators. Tatran’s live act integrates breathtaking sounds with a hypnotizing atmosphere, both are considered by many of their fans to be Tatran’s hallmark, and although their show is completely instrumental, the strong feeling of intimacy and personal touch is unharmed and unrivaled.
Their debut album, “ Shvat ”, was released in November 2014. The album was recorded live in a recording studio, overdub free, in order to produce that warm, overwhelming sensation that listeners could only feel during their live acts. On November 2015, Tatran released a live album called “ Soul Ghosts ”. Both albums warmly criticized all over the world, and got to the top (1st places) of bandcamp’s popularity\best-sellers charts.
On 2016, Tatran launched their grandiose hall tour in Israel, collaborated with ‘BadBadNotGood’, toured Europe, US and Israel. This year (2018) the group will release new material, to be announced soon.
Dan Mayo | Tamuz Dekel | Offir Benjaminov