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Robert Stillman // Rainbow (US) LP

Robert Stillman // Rainbow (US) LP

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This is a reissue record released in September 2023 by Robert Stillman, an ambient jazz writer born in the United States and living in the United Kingdom, on the indie label Orindal Record in Chicago, United States, in a limited edition of 9 copies. (Originally released in 500)

Contains 6 ambient jazz songs with tenor saxophone and percussion. DL code included.

Below is a commentary by the label.

``Rainbow'' is Robert Stillman's new album.Insofar as music, especially wordless music, can describe life,Rainbow serves as a window into Robert Stillman's own past four years.

The album is a tribute to his wife Anna, his late daughter Ruth and second daughter Romilly, the landscape of his adopted home in East Kent, and his blue station wagon, Warren.

After two recent projects with his ensemble, Archaic Future Players (Station Wagon Interior Perspective, Leap of Death), Rainbow returns to the maverick style of 2's Machine Song. It represents a return to working methods.``Rainbow'' also marks the first time since his 2011 debut ``Robert Stillman's Horses.''The tenor saxophone, which had not played a significant role in Robert Stillman's music, is making a comeback.By making full use of these reliable methods and tools,Robert Stillman pioneered new stylistic territory, drawing on the Brazilian psychedelia of Milton Nascimento and the unbridled poetics of Ornette Coleman, the "social music" of Harry Smith's Folkways Anthology and the early electronics of Herbert Eimert.・Harmonizes disparate influences such as Klangstudi.Also,Robert StillmanYou can also hear his singing voice for the first time in the recording he made when he took a walk with his daughter in the fields that appear in the lyrics.

The diversity of music on this album is unmistakable.The product of Robert Stillman's colorful musical life.Moving to Boston at the age of 18 to study jazz, he met like-minded people who would later become members of bands such as Glass Ghost, Dirty Projectors, Caveman, and Here We Go Magic. When he moved to New York in 2001, the circle expanded further, adding new collaborators like Luke Temple, Chris and Kurt Wiseman, and members of Grizzly Bear.

Throughout his career, he has toured extensively, performing in a variety of locations as a solo "one-man band" with piano and foot percussion, and with ensembles of various instruments.He has also supported acts such as Deerhoof, Yo La Tengo, Dirty Projectors, and Casiotone for the Painfree Alone. "

Labels and other works Click here for more information. ///Click here to see more Orindal Records releases available at Tobira. 

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Includes DL code. Edition of 500 copies.

Orindal Records:

"Rainbow is the new album by Robert Stillman. To the extent that music, especially that which is wordless, can describe life, Rainbow serves as a window into the past four years of Stillman's own: a time of birth, death, love, and learning, and through these things, a new willingness to look the world in the eye.

The album is structured around dedications: to his wife, Anna; to his late daughter Ruth, and his second-born daughter Romilly; to the landscape of his adopted home in East Kent; and to his blue station wagon, Warren.

After two recent projects with his ensemble The Archaic Future Players (Station Wagon Interior Perspective; Leap of Death), Rainbow represents a return to the loner working methods of 2011's Machine Song, with Stillman building up intricate arrangements from multi-tracked recordings of himself on all instruments. Rainbow also marks the return of Stillman's tenor saxophone, a sound not heard in such a prominent role in his music since his 2006 debut, Robert Stillman's Horses. With these trusted methods and tools, Stillman explores new stylistic territory, reconciling influences as disparate as the Brazilian psychedelia of Milton Nascimento with the uninhibited poetics of Ornette Coleman, the “Social Music” volume of Harry Smith's Folkways anthology with the early electronic Klangstudie of Herbert Eimert. Stillman's singing voice is also heard for the first time, in a recording made during a walk with his daughter through the field described in the song's lyrics.

The musical diversity on this album is no doubt a product of Stillman's varied musical life, which started with saxophone lessons in his native Portland, Maine. A move to Boston at age 18 to study jazz introduced him to the like-minded colleagues with whom he 'd later move to New York, including future members of bands such as Glass Ghost, Dirty Projectors, Caveman, and Here We Go Magic. Upon moving to New York in 2001, this circle was widened further to include new collaborators such as Luke Temple , Chris and Kurt Weisman, and members of the band Grizzly Bear; since relocating to England, Stillman has worked in bands led by Kit Downes and Tom Skinner.

Over the course of his career, Stillman has toured extensively, playing a variety of venues both as a solo “one-man band” of piano and foot-percussion, and with ensembles of various instrumentations, and he has supported acts such as Deerhoof, Yo La Tengo, Dirty Projectors, and Casiotone for the Painfully Alone.
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Artist: Robert Stillman

Label: Orindal Records

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This is a reissue record released in September 2023 by Robert Stillman, an ambient jazz writer born in the United States and living in the United Kingdom, on the indie label Orindal Record in Chicago, United States, in a limited edition of 9 copies. (Originally released in 500)

Contains 6 ambient jazz songs with tenor saxophone and percussion. DL code included.

Below is a commentary by the label.

``Rainbow'' is Robert Stillman's new album.Insofar as music, especially wordless music, can describe life,Rainbow serves as a window into Robert Stillman's own past four years.

The album is a tribute to his wife Anna, his late daughter Ruth and second daughter Romilly, the landscape of his adopted home in East Kent, and his blue station wagon, Warren.

After two recent projects with his ensemble, Archaic Future Players (Station Wagon Interior Perspective, Leap of Death), Rainbow returns to the maverick style of 2's Machine Song. It represents a return to working methods.``Rainbow'' also marks the first time since his 2011 debut ``Robert Stillman's Horses.''The tenor saxophone, which had not played a significant role in Robert Stillman's music, is making a comeback.By making full use of these reliable methods and tools,Robert Stillman pioneered new stylistic territory, drawing on the Brazilian psychedelia of Milton Nascimento and the unbridled poetics of Ornette Coleman, the "social music" of Harry Smith's Folkways Anthology and the early electronics of Herbert Eimert.・Harmonizes disparate influences such as Klangstudi.Also,Robert StillmanYou can also hear his singing voice for the first time in the recording he made when he took a walk with his daughter in the fields that appear in the lyrics.

The diversity of music on this album is unmistakable.The product of Robert Stillman's colorful musical life.Moving to Boston at the age of 18 to study jazz, he met like-minded people who would later become members of bands such as Glass Ghost, Dirty Projectors, Caveman, and Here We Go Magic. When he moved to New York in 2001, the circle expanded further, adding new collaborators like Luke Temple, Chris and Kurt Wiseman, and members of Grizzly Bear.

Throughout his career, he has toured extensively, performing in a variety of locations as a solo "one-man band" with piano and foot percussion, and with ensembles of various instruments.He has also supported acts such as Deerhoof, Yo La Tengo, Dirty Projectors, and Casiotone for the Painfree Alone. "

Labels and other works Click here for more information. ///Click here to see more Orindal Records releases available at Tobira. 

----------------------------

Includes DL code. Edition of 500 copies.

Orindal Records:

"Rainbow is the new album by Robert Stillman. To the extent that music, especially that which is wordless, can describe life, Rainbow serves as a window into the past four years of Stillman's own: a time of birth, death, love, and learning, and through these things, a new willingness to look the world in the eye.

The album is structured around dedications: to his wife, Anna; to his late daughter Ruth, and his second-born daughter Romilly; to the landscape of his adopted home in East Kent; and to his blue station wagon, Warren.

After two recent projects with his ensemble The Archaic Future Players (Station Wagon Interior Perspective; Leap of Death), Rainbow represents a return to the loner working methods of 2011's Machine Song, with Stillman building up intricate arrangements from multi-tracked recordings of himself on all instruments. Rainbow also marks the return of Stillman's tenor saxophone, a sound not heard in such a prominent role in his music since his 2006 debut, Robert Stillman's Horses. With these trusted methods and tools, Stillman explores new stylistic territory, reconciling influences as disparate as the Brazilian psychedelia of Milton Nascimento with the uninhibited poetics of Ornette Coleman, the “Social Music” volume of Harry Smith's Folkways anthology with the early electronic Klangstudie of Herbert Eimert. Stillman's singing voice is also heard for the first time, in a recording made during a walk with his daughter through the field described in the song's lyrics.

The musical diversity on this album is no doubt a product of Stillman's varied musical life, which started with saxophone lessons in his native Portland, Maine. A move to Boston at age 18 to study jazz introduced him to the like-minded colleagues with whom he 'd later move to New York, including future members of bands such as Glass Ghost, Dirty Projectors, Caveman, and Here We Go Magic. Upon moving to New York in 2001, this circle was widened further to include new collaborators such as Luke Temple , Chris and Kurt Weisman, and members of the band Grizzly Bear; since relocating to England, Stillman has worked in bands led by Kit Downes and Tom Skinner.

Over the course of his career, Stillman has toured extensively, playing a variety of venues both as a solo “one-man band” of piano and foot-percussion, and with ensembles of various instrumentations, and he has supported acts such as Deerhoof, Yo La Tengo, Dirty Projectors, and Casiotone for the Painfully Alone.
 "


Artist: Robert Stillman

Label: Orindal Records