Dune Tran
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Dune Tran

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"Dune Tran's really made a stunning debut."
"Tran's piano playing is gorgeous throughout."
by Anna Maria Stjärnell - Luna Kafé
- Anna Maria Stjärnell

"Wildy's World"

"Tran sings with raw emotion and a sweet voice with just a bit of an edge"

"Tran proves herself to be an apt painter of human emotion in song, laying out the emotional landscape of a relationship in musical forms you can understand."

"Elements of Tori Amos and Sarah McLachlan can be heard here, but Tran sinks into an original voice that is between those two and yet not of either one."

by Wildy Haskell - Wildy's World

http://wildysworld.blogspot.com/2009/07/review-dune-tran-heart-anchors.html - Wildy Haskell

"The NBT Reviews"

"Her songs are complicated things who wear a subtle orchestration, they are ballet dancers, half child half ghost."

"She invites you to dream."

by Martin Smit The NBT Reviews

- Martin Smit


Heart Anchors self-released 2009

The following songs received radio airplay and made it into podcasts: Kites, Daydreams, Silence, Safety Nets



Born and raised in Edmonton, Canada, Dune Tran relocated to the San Francisco bay area of California in 2001. Of the firm belief that it's never too late to make a dream a reality, she took up music later than many musicians -- guitar at age 21 and piano at 24. From an early age she felt a deep connection to music, especially falling in love with the sound of the piano. It
was apparent that music would make up a significant part of who she would become.

Upon arriving to California, Dune eagerly took up piano, guitar and voice lessons. Her drive and enthusiasm was fueled by the dream of becoming a singer-songwriter and influenced by the likes of Tori Amos, Radiohead, Aimee Mann and Joni Mitchell. After touring the local open mic circuit, she was invited to play keyboards and sing backup vocals for local psychedelic indie band, Leilujh.

After a year and a half of gaining experience with Leilujh, Dune parted the group to pursue her own project, at which point she caught the attention of producer Joshua Rumer. Together they produced her debut album “Heart Anchors” which is a collection of melancholy, catchy songs set to simple, yet deep and insightful lyrics.

Each piece on this disc is distinct from the others, giving the listener something new to hear and feel from one song to the next. Ranging from soothing and melancholy, to upbeat and invigorating and from rich and lush to stark and barren, there is something to inspire and catch the attention of listeners of all backgrounds.