Trope: Pareidolia is one of our most energetic songs.

Trope - Planes

Progressive rock band Trope are working on a new album – the follow-up to their 2021 release Eleutheromania. «Much like Pareidolia, Planes had us filming in 3 different locations worldwide, Bulgaria, Toronto and Los Angeles. We filmed this playing the song at 150% then slowed it down to the actual song to give it a dreamy relaxed feel, and again with some creative editing we seem to be all in the same space».

Pareidolia is one of our most energetic songs, and for the video we wanted that energy translated. We filmed at a fast shutter speed to capture the power and energy of the song, and it was the first time we had band members in different cities unable to travel for the shoot. So thanks to some creative editing, we were all in the same room for the video.

Los Angeles, California – Fresh from massive European and US tours with The Pineapple Thief, Symphony X and Haken in the first part of 2022, progressive-rock band, Trope, announces that they are working on the follow-up album to their 2021 release, Eleutheromania.

«As soon as the last show in New Jersey with Symphony X and Haken was done, we got to work,” says Moonhead, guitarist, co-writer and producer. “Our first album was a taste of our influences on display, and this album will be more of that but with a lot more music. We have lots to talk about in the music also, we have grown as musicians and as people».

Diana Studenberg, co-writer and singer, says, « The tours we did set in motion for us a commitment to exploration and excellence. We will attempt to achieve that on this coming album».

No name for the album has been officially announced, but the duo are batting around a few ideas: «Dyad is a cool name, also Diaspora. We will decide once the music is done and we can look at the album as a whole piece of work», says Moonhead, and he will will produce, play guitars and bass on the album, with Studenberg doing vocal duties.

At times sounding influenced by Tool, and definitely by all things 90’s alternative, TROPE differs from a lot of these bands with the inclusion of a female vocalist. Diana Studenberg’s vocals are interesting and evocative, dancing on top of rolling rock riffs or yelping in reverb-soaked pain at the conclusion of an epic tune.

Trope recorded their debut album Eleutheromania with engineer Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Van Halen, Metallica) and mixer David Bottrill (Tool, Muse, Peter Gabriel). Trope guitarist, Moonhead, produced and Ted Jensen (Eagles, Dave Mathews Band, Pantera, AIC) mastered the album.

«Will there be any epic contributions from rock royalty on this new album? “We are talking with some people right now about mixing the album, and we are lucky enough to have had some interest from some very talented people», says Studenberg.

«Eleutheromania had a lot of moving parts: this album will be more intimate in who is involved. Still, a very song-focused, as both myself and Diana love great songs. But we will be taking this stuff for a walk, opening up the arrangements and really exploring the time, sonic and format of music. We want to release it in Spring 2023».

For fans of Tool, A Perfect Circle, Incubus, Deftones, Chevelle, Karnivool, Porcupine Tree, The Pineapple Thief.


Diana Studenberg – Vocals

Moonhead – Lead Guitarist/Producer

Todd Demma – Bassist


About Ulf Backstrøm (7417 Articles)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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