At first glance, the visuals of Troika’s debut album already evoke a dreamy, fairy-tale like feeling, something also found in the beautiful art and design gracing the albums of e.g. Amethystium or the early albums of Gandalf.
Sonically, Troika tells its own story in instrumental music in a most lyrical style and approach, using synthesizer-generated textures, velvet wordless vocals and exotic percussion.
The driving force behind the US West-Coast trio Troika is no other then David Arkenstone (assisted by a group of musicians who wish to remain anonymous) , whose emotive, dreamy new-age ambient with rich melodic lines blends the exotic with slightly mysterious realms, staying most accessible, enchanting and soothing all the way.
Meanwhile, the factory-pressed version of the classic “Goddess” is long out-of-print, and replaced by an on-demand manufactured cd-r and a digital download.
You can see what reviews I have done of this artist on the Troika artist page