„Treibsand“ (German for „quicksand“) is a one-man-darkwave-gothic-project from Münster in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
In the year of 2004 Treibsand was founded by Yann, who had served as guitarist and singer in various New-Metal Bands in the area of the Bavarian Freising. After the first attempts in the own recording studio, the first song “Blade Edge” was released in early 2005. As the number of songs increased, so did the number of listeners that grew to be a small but exclusive circle. Comparisons were made: Next to established bands from the scene like “Diary of Dreams”, who can indeed be mentioned as influence, critics drew parallels to heavy weights of musical history such as David Bowie. Although attempts to find a label for Treibsand failed, new songs evolved at increasing skill levels in the "fiction factory", what Yann likes to call his studio.
2008 marked a turning point in the history of the band. Up till then, Treibsand had been music exclusively distributed online. In February the first “traditional” release took place, in form of a participation in the “mumm!”-Sampler by Danse-Macabres sub-divisional label “Biohazzard Records”. Later that year it was possible to see the band live on stage thanks to guest musicians. The response was overwhelming and calls for repetition arose. Unfortunately Yann moved his base from Freising to Münster at that time.
For now, music production is all there is, but more concerts are to be expected in the new “home” as well.
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