01. Temporal [04:20]
02. Madoka [04:04]
03. Requiem For A Rose (instrumental) [01:09]
04. I Remember [04:06]
05. She Writes [04:26]
06. Rainy [03:51]
07. Lanterns Dance [05:02]
08. Betrayal (instrumental) [03:29]
09. Morpheus [04:56]
10. Consider It [04:02]
11. Manzanar [03:45]
12. Babies In The Bath (instrumental) [02:26]
13. Dance Of Solitude [04:07]
14. Gallery 2008* [05:22]
Vivien Lalu - Keyboards
Joop Wolters- Guitars
Matt Bissonette - Bass
Gregg Bissonette - Drums
Göran Edman - vocals
Björn Jansson - vocals on 9,14
Henrik Båth - vocals on 1,5
Martin LeMar - backing vocals on 5,7
Marco Sfogli - guitar solos on
Alex Argento - keyboard solos on 1,14)
Gary Wehrkamp - keyboard solo on 14
Virgil Donati - drums on 8,10,140
Music by Vivien Lalu & Joop Wolters
Mixed & produced by Vivien Lalu.
Co-produced by Noëlle Lalu & Joop
Concept/story by Vivien Lalu.
Mastering: Richard Addison - Trillium Sound
Mastering (Québec, Canada).
Bass on 1,2,4,5,6 pre-mixed by Scott Cooke
(Vancouver BC, Canada).
Drums mixed & edited by Jay Walsh @Farview
Recording (Chicago, USA).except 8,10 engineered
& mixed by T.J. Helmerich (Hollywood,
Album art by Mattias Norén (www.progart.com).
Web art by Geoffrey Rousselot Design (www.geoffreyrousselot.com).
is the metal/progressive band-project of
Vivien Lalu (Lalu, Hubi
Meisel), Joop Wolters (Dutch
guitar virtuoso) and the legendary brothers
rhythm section of Matt
and Gregg Bissonette (Joe
Satriani, Steve Vai etc). From a vocal perspective
SHADRANE makes use of different singers,
according to the tracks needs with vocals
(ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, Street Talk, Brazen
Abbot), Björn Jansson
(Tears Of Anger, Ride The Sky, Beyond Twilight)
and Henrik Båth (Darkwater)
along with some backing vocals from
LeMar (Tomorrow’s Eve). Musically
is a blend of prog-metal (Temporal, She
Writes), power-metal (Betrayal, Morpheus)
and more pop driven rock (Rainy, Consider
It) - yet Shadrane’s own personality
shines through all the compositions. Lyrically
the tracks don’t follow the story’s
order; yet the songs are inspired by the
concept/story, but they’re not telling
every event in chronological order like
a movie would do.
the album Vivien comments, “I’ve
always been influenced by dramatic movies
and orchestral scores in general. I would
make a movie out of the story if I could.
I was inspired by my grandparents’
tragic life when I wrote it. I wanted to
write an album about the stupidity of war,
but also love, grief, mourning and redemption.
I believe that nothing last forever, that
“everything is temporal”. Not
too happy, I admit, the complete opposite
of my debut “ONIRIC METAL” (released
under the Lalu moniker) where I stated that
“love is eternal”. I have a
totally different state of mind today, than
the day when I started to write the concept/music.
Many people around me (both family and friends)
have died during the making of the album
and while there were bad times for my wife
and I, it made my brain work a lot. Fortunately,
there was also the birth of my daughter
which happened during the production, so
I “brainstormed” even more.
I guess all these things influenced the
compositions and the story writing (in many
• Superbly crafted progressive metal
album featuring a cast of respected names
from the metal world.
• Shadrane mastermind Vivien Lalu
is a successful TV and movie score composer
in France, having done music for various
TV shows and live orchestral music for the
French blockbuster “Seuls Two”,
which was released in France in May 2008
and won the 2nd place on French theatres’
top 10, just after Narnia II.
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