Sky Orchid

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Orchard Festival

 8580 Roper Rd
Orchard , TX  77464
United States. On The 28th of July 4pm to 10pm. No tickets, BYOB, BYOF,  Camping, and Games. It's basically private property where you can do  anything. Be there or be squared like the vitruvian man. 

Sky Orchid - The River (Official Music Video)

"SICK" -  Karl Shakur

"SICK" -  Javier Santana

"Incredible song" - Stereo Stickman 

"Sky orchid is lyfeeee" - Antonella Henao


"Yeeeaaahhh. Yes" -  Connnor McClain Conman281

"you guys are great" -  Tony Castellano

This Is Sky Orchid

The Making of Oculus

 he making of Oculus, Sky Orchid’s debut 2 EP's, was not a brief or precise task.  Without a step-by-step process or checklist, it was a very organic process.  Some of the songs were written during the recording process while others were written years ago.  At 7 years ago, Breathe Easy is the oldest song and began in the brothers’ garage with friends Justin Sanchez and Roberto Rodriguez.  The song represents a simpler time in their lives.  On the flip side there are songs such as The River and Sneakers which encompass a much more serious and ambitious sound.  One could say that Oculus captures a critical snapshot in Sky Orchid’s live, but it isn’t solely about them.  Rather, like looking into an oculus, it can be interpreted in different ways for anybody.  


 Brothers Gabriel and Daniel Traknyak, the only two permanent members of Sky Orchid, have been playing together for almost a decade. Their bond creates a distinct aura in the music that is so prodigious you can feel their rhythmic and melodic ambience both live and in recordings. The older brother, Gabriel, takes on a critical niche in the band because he composes and records the lead guitar, bass, synths, keyboards, and vocal parts. Gabriel has a sincere and laid back style.  In contrast, Daniel summons all of his energy and attention towards the backbone of the music: the drums. These two contrasting mindsets allow Sky Orchid to propagate into an eminent consonance through Gabriel's melodic vitality and Daniel's rhythmic tenacity. Sky Orchid has played shows all across Houston and Kansas as well as accompanying Restless November on a joint trip to perform and record in Nashville, Tennessee in the summer of 2016. Executing concerts with soulful, groovy rhythms and powerful rock breakdowns that can kick a house down, the contrast in their songs range from subtle, relaxing verses to dramatic choruses and epic guitar solos. Be sure to listen to Sky Orchid's Debut Album, "Oculus"! 


 Sky Orchids debut album Oculus was written and produced by Gabriel Traknyak and Daniel Traknyak. Oculus was mixed and mastered by Rob Rebeck, producer of renown artists including Tech N9ne, at the award winning Chapman Recording and Mastering studio in Kansas City, Missouri. Sky Orchids soon to be released album includes tracks recorded by Latin Grammy nominated recording studio, Tambora Records in Bogota, Colombia.

Although Sky Orchid is an up and coming alternative band, they have played over 90 shows within the U.S. and Abroad including three festivals and a personal invitation to play at the Bauhaus in Dessau-Roßlau, Germany. Furthermore, Sky Orchid placed twice as finalists in Kansas State Universitys battle of the bands competition organized by OPUS.

The Essence of Sky Orchid

Gabriel and Daniel Traknyak have played music for the entirety of their lives. Therefore, their chemisty developed as siblings has helped them to create a customized and definitive sound. While designing and releasing Oculus Gabriel Traknyak simultaneously completed an accredited masters in architecture degree from Kansas State University. Throughout architecture school Gabriel Traknyak was able to understand the discipline, rigor, collaboration, process, and professionalism it took to complete projects. He learned that these skills can be transposed through music as some of the greatest musicians such as Nick Mason, Roger Waters, Seal and Ice Cube were also initially inclined in the architectural profession. The compatibility of music and architecture along with the ability to complete two enduring feats proves their ability to not only conceptualize but fully realize their goals. Resultantly, Gabriel Traknyak wrote, played and recorded all the instruments in Oculus except for the drums and bass provided by Daniel Traknyak.


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Sky Orchid - In the Fire (Official Music Video)


 Apache was recorded by Tambora Records which is a studio in Bogota, Colombia nominated for the 2017 Latin Grammys. The video was shot in the studio while we were recording by a cinematographer/ videographer Joe Dooling from BeatWatch


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