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William D. Drake

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Topic: William D. Drake
Posted By: The Hemulen
Subject: William D. Drake
Date Posted: November 12 2011 at 15:07
Having finally added Mr Drake to the archives, what better way to celebrate than with a thread dedicated to his glorious, eccentric ditties?

As I've said many a time already on these forums, I don't think I shall encounter a finer prog album this year than The Rising of the Lights, and whilst it certainly won't be to every prog fan's taste, the sheer quality and uniqueness of it is hard to ignore.

His previous album Briny Hooves also deserves plenty of love and attention from these parts. A perfect collection of psychedelic oddities and truly progressive songwriting.

And as for his debut, well, it's the closest we'll probably ever get to a second Sea Nymphs album.

As with my recent addition of North Sea Radio Orchestra, I hope by adding Mr Drake to the archives he'll start to find greater acclaim and notoriety within the prog community. He certainly deserves to.





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Posted By: TheGazzardian
Date Posted: November 12 2011 at 15:57
It's worth noting that The Rising of the Lights is available for free streaming on bandcamp:

http://williamddrake.bandcamp.com/album/the-rising-of-the-lights" rel="nofollow - http://williamddrake.bandcamp.com/album/the-rising-of-the-lights

I've only listened to it once so far but it's def in my wishlist for this year to acquire a copy. Good music!


Posted By: avestin
Date Posted: November 12 2011 at 16:54
The Rising of the Lights is a brilliant album, one my faves of this year

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Posted By: Man With Hat
Date Posted: November 12 2011 at 18:28
Originally posted by TheGazzardian TheGazzardian wrote:

It's worth noting that The Rising of the Lights is available for free streaming on bandcamp:

http://williamddrake.bandcamp.com/album/the-rising-of-the-lights" rel="nofollow - http://williamddrake.bandcamp.com/album/the-rising-of-the-lights

I've only listened to it once so far but it's def in my wishlist for this year to acquire a copy. Good music!
 
I'll certainly give a listen to this next time I get the chance.


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Posted By: avestin
Date Posted: November 12 2011 at 18:30
Hmmm... lets try and get more attention with this:



Also, go to the bandcamp page lnked above and listen to the song The Mastodon



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Posted By: Nogbad_The_Bad
Date Posted: November 12 2011 at 22:30
This certainly need buying.


Posted By: daslaf
Date Posted: November 13 2011 at 03:13
Have to get the rising of the lights as soon as possible

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But now my branches suffer
And my leaves don't bear the glow
They did so long ago


Posted By: The Hemulen
Date Posted: November 13 2011 at 05:53
And here's one of the more Cardiacs-y moments from Briny Hooves (which is also streamable on Bill's bandcamp page, incidentally).





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