With the guitarist, Hitesh, holding the key to the inception of the band, Traces found a broader path to tread on once Dileep, the vocalist, joined the band. Both members soon found themselves alienated from their prior musical endeavours; Abandoned Agony (technical death metal) for Hitesh and Ripple Factor (experimental rock) for Dileep, and started off afresh, exploring newer musical realms.
All it takes for a feeling mind to be freed from its imposed bounds is a meaningful idea that reverberates the soul into transcendence – this is the absolute thought that underlies the musical group, Traces. A sentient construct, Traces’ creation was witnessed when the four cogs, the members, drove their distinctive musical essences into a colossal idea, with the understanding of ‘feel’ and a ‘larger than life’ sound as predominant forces for composing and performing to a live audience.
Having found a new vision as purpose, the two formed the elemental blocks of what would later be known as Traces. After aggressively scouring the Indian music scene for balanced talent that would fit the bills of drummer and bass guitarist, they eventually discovered the gifted gem, Vivian, the drummer. While furthering and fortifying their sonorous concepts, the trio ran the gamut of Indian bass guitarists until they found the final piece of the puzzle – Shreyas, a talented and versatile bass guitarist. Inspirations invested, songs constructed and members devoted; all that’s left for the band to do is listen to their true calling – the manic roar of the crowd and the exhibition of a massive, unforgettable experience.