The Rising Of The Lights

by William D Drake

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Sven B. Schreiber
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Sven B. Schreiber I'm indebted to Mr. Pongle - - for pointing me to the unsung hero William D. Drake, former member of the "Cardiacs", who appears to bear the responsibility of creating Cardiacs-like music on his sholders by now, after Tim Smith dropping out of the business for health reasons. Well done, Mr. Drake! Please continue like that for a long long time! We need you desperately! Favorite track: Song In The Key Of Concrete.
Eric Benac
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Eric Benac More gorgeous and complex pop from ex-Cardiacs William D. Drake. Though his voice is not strong, it is memorable and his songs range through a diversity of moods, lyrical concepts, and melodies that is impressive.

I'm so glad that his major talent has seen expression in this century. One wishes he was pumping albums out like this since 1993, but it's better late than never. Favorite track: The Rising Of The Lights.
Steven Smith
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Steven Smith once a cardiac, always a cardiac. good tunes, my lads! check it out! Favorite track: Ant Trees.
Jon Scargill
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Jon Scargill Beautiful. Beautiful. Beautiful.
Dan Sumption
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Dan Sumption Beautiful pop music from a world slightly different from this one, channelling unmistakably English folklore sensibilities via a Victorian parlour piano playing pastoral prog. Favorite track: Super Altar.
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Super Altar 02:54
Ant Trees 01:55
The Mastodon 03:49
Wholly Holey 02:40
Laburnum 01:37
Ziegler 04:13


Mr. Drake's fourth album - lovingly written and played by all concerned, replete with all the joys and woes a life can muster.

Recorded at Fliskin Manor Studios, Bristol & Cattleford Beeches, London. Additional recording at Ty Drwg, Cardiff.

Released by Onomatopoeia Records.


released May 16, 2011


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