Rain Phoenix, who is in charge of the band project Papercranes, comes from a well-known family: Her brothers, the actor River, who died tragically almost 20 years ago, and today's Hollywood star Joaquin, are known all over the world. But Rain has also earned her spurs. She was a background singer for the Red Hot Chilli Peppers and sang on REM's 1994 album "Monster". She is also anything but talentless, as the second album of the Papercranes proves. Phoenix and her comrades-in-arms play a pleasantly blurred, psychedelically touched folk pop, which lives mainly from the exciting interplay between Rain's girlish voice and the consciously dry sounding drums. So the songs get their own flair, because they have a lot of space to unfold and to influence the listener. This is carried away by the magic of the performance, which is mainly fed by the fact that the band arranges and presents their basically not unconventional songs in a very original way. An exciting album.
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