Robert Stillman- 𝙍𝙖𝙞𝙣𝙗𝙤𝙬 (2023 𝙀𝙙𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣) 160 gram vinyl shipping now 13 Sep 2023
Rainbow, Robert Stillman's beloved 2016 Orindal debut, is finally back in print on 160 gram classic black vinyl! Pressed by our friends at Smashed Plastic right here in Chicago, this new & improved edition was manufactured from brand new lacquers cut by original mastering engineer Matthew Barnhart at Chicago Mastering Service. Rainbow has never sounded so good!
While supplies last, vinyl orders of Rainbow (2023 Edition) will ship with 11 x 17 posters from the album's original 2016 release. Order your copy HERE.
What Stillman does so well, is to create a fragile dreamworld within his
music where darkness meets light and vice-versa. His complex
arrangements bely an honesty that is rarely heard these days, poetic in
its beauty. Bringing together ideas and building stylistic melodies upon
one another, he uses piano, keyboards, drums and tenor saxophone, to
highlight just a few instruments, creating thought-provoking pieces of
music. Subtle and beautifully crafted, each moment is a work of art unto
itself. — Mike Gates, UK Vibe
Rainbow does feature moments of swooning melancholy — see the haunting opening ballad, "Ruthie In May” — but its most common mood is one of uplift, heard on the hymnal “As he walked into the field,” and the looping, playful “Warren is a great car.” Even when the album doesn’t directly reference the spiritual jazz movement, as it does on the closing song, “Epilogue,” Stillman sounds as if he’s drawing on a deep reserve of sacred conviction. — Jason Woodbury, Aquarium Drunkard