Springtide

by Rain Drinkers

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originally released as 100 cdrs on Reverb Worship

"I am really pleased to be able to announce the new release by Rain Drinkers."Springtide" is their third RW release so far and in my opinion their finest to date.This duo really do make the most wonderful music.This duo always seem to be developing their creativity and ever expanding their considerable musical palette. Springtide is no exception. It consists of three parts ....Springtide, "Breach" and "Hyacinth". As with the previous two RW releases the artwork and photography is by Dani Dahlke.This cd is available in a hand numbered edition of 100 copies (split 50/50 with the artist).I give this release the highest possible recommendation."

-Reverb Worship
www.reverbworship.com ___________________________________________

"Rain Drinkers return with a third offering on Reverb Worship. As with previous releases, 'Springtide' comes with artwork and photography by Dani Dahlke and is limited to just 100 pieces! That's not a lot of pieces my friend. So, if you enjoyed Rain Drinkers previous outings you'll most certainly want to get on to this one sharpish. 'Springtide' is made up of three arrangements all of which are seeped in melancholy and haunting atmospherics, balancing the use of ponderous piano and heartfelt strings with a host of additional ambient sounds and field recordings. The result is a captivating, almost magical thirty three minutes of mysterious, partially improvised neoclassicism with the emotional weight of Hood's 'Rustic Houses..' and the majesty of early Godspeed You Black Emperor coupled with rhythmic experimentation of Steve Reich."

- Norman Records
www.normanrecords.com/cd/127440-rain-drinkers-springtide ____________________________________________

"Another gorgeous release from Rain Drinkers, steeped in melancholy. This opens in a subtly dramatic style with neo-classical piano and strings and then drifts into mysterious ambience. Track 2 "Breach" is a delicately rhythmic and hypnotic exploration on nylon strings - very Steve Reich. Lastly "Hyacinth" is similarly hypnotic - a cascade of joyous synth over mournful brass."

-Boa Melody Bar
www.apexonline.com/melodybar/new~1.htm _____________________________________________

"In slechts twee jaar tijd weet het uit Wisconsin afkomstige duo Rain Drinkers met vijf uitgaven duidelijk een geheel eigen muzikale handtekening neer te zetten. Met gebruik van diverse snaar- en zelfgebouwde instrumenten, piano, synthesizers en field recordings, construeren Joseph Taylor and Zavier Krall langgerekte sferische en weemoedige instrumentale composities die zeer goed te gebruiken zouden zijn als filmmuziek. Ook het nieuwe album ‘Springtide’ (cdr, Reverb Worship) is een combinatie van drones, ambient en invloeden uit klassieke kamermuziek, spaghetti westerns en oude traditionele Amerikaanse volksmuziek en duidelijk cinematografisch van aard. Weliswaar zijn de releases van Rain Drinkers niet speciaal voor films gecomponeerd, maar de muziek van dit duo groeit langzaam maar zeker naar het moment dat het als een Amerikaans antwoord gezien kan worden op de soundtracks die de Duitse band Popol Vuh maakte voor de cineast Werner Herzog. Alleen moet Rain Drinkers wel iets aan de belachelijk kleine oplages gaan doen. Ook van ‘Springtide’ werden slecht 100 stuks gedrukt en daarmee bereik je natuurlijk bijna niemand."

-DWARS
dwars.radio6.nl/2011/09/01/rain-drinkers-springtide/

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released July 27, 2011

Joe Taylor, Xavier Krall & the Creative Spirit
Photography and Design by Dani Dahlke
Madison, Wisconsin

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Rain Drinkers Madison, Wisconsin

Rain Drinkers music is made with a heady passion that keeps them moving forward, continuously expanding their pallet of sounds and stylistic touchstones. Yet, no matter how adventurous or exciting the musical terrain may be, the listener remains safely strapped in and always guided along by a familiar and benevolent presence. ... more

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