Out of Chaos Comes
Have you ever had a lucid, slightly scary dream that was so intriguing that you avoided waking in order to prolong the warped pleasure? L.Rain's impressive six-track debut captures that fuzzy, fascinating feeling. Opener Long Cold Winter, begins with gentle, meticulous acoustic guitar chiming before her portentous, languid vocals slither right up alongside the msuic. The tempo and tension patiently build until your senses are taken over by the heady and strangely comforting din. L.Rain's penchant for deftly melding her emotive, textural vocals with the guitar-centered backdrop is evident throughout the album and secures the listener's complete immersion into the songs. The approach works just was well for the airy driftings of Free, which is a lovely, four-minute heartbreak, as it does for Widow's Peak, a song that cuts to the core with it's disquiet confessions. Out of Chaos Comes... is a rich and well-produced introduction to an emerging talent who flawlessly scupts sound into beautiful art. - Reviewed in The Rocket by Scott D. Lewis.