With the new album Back Above The Clouds out now via Rain Records, UK prog quartet WARMRAIN continues on their smooth path with a gentle premiere of new video and single Running Out Of Time via Everything Is Noise! The simplicity of Running Out Of Time is beautiful and the basic video accenttuates the charm and soft nuances of the sound.

Everything Is Noise notes: "Running Out Of Time is one sliver of a look at that whole picture, but it’s a powerful enough piece on its own that it definitely swayed me emotionally and made me eager to seek out the rest of this album. Hinging the focus on a soft and somber acoustic melody, the timbre of the warm vocals falling like a blanket over the mix. Gentle bass notes give a pleasant rhythm, with incredibly quiet drums sitting in the back of the mix to great effect. There is a steady click, like the ticking of a clock that persists longer than any one sound in this track that I think really gives it the perception of time slipping away one second at a time. At a couple of moments, there is a bit of Pink Floyd to the vocals and arrangements, but it is always a flourish and never an entertained guest."

Back Above The Clouds is the highly anticipated debut album fromWarmrain. The band’s first release, a four-track EP Absent Friends (2011), was described in Prog magazine as "a thoughtful calling card... A stately affair that shows some Floyd influences." Since then Warmrain have been out of the spotlight, quietly crafting the intense and deeply personal double album. Conceived and written by Leon J Russell, Back Above The Clouds is based on a true story, "adapted", according to Russell, "to appeal to everyone. As human beings, we all share in the universal experience of heart-breaking loss, and during the after-effects we have to discover coping mechanisms that will give us the strength to rebuild ourselves and our lives."The concept was brought to life by guitarist Matthew Lerwill and bassist Simon Bradshaw, with Russell handling vocals, guitar and drums, and tells how the person who lived through this story kept a series of journals, documenting the thoughts and feelings they were experiencing. Back Above The Clouds is made up solely of extracts from these journals.

Because of the universal nature of such a story, there are plans to widen its horizons so that it is not only told through words and music, but also through videos, photographs, illustrations and infographics via social media platforms. "There isn’t a single person who doesn’t know what it feels like to experience loss", explains Russell, "and I see this as a healing aid, if you like, something people can engage with and not feel alone". Back Above The Clouds will be preceded by a new EP. The lead track Here Comes The Rain Again, a sublime interpretation of Eurythmics’ song, appears in edited form, and will be accompanied by a stunning 4K video, shot at Dorchester Abbey on 20 February and featuring guest musicians Craig Blundell on drums and John Mitchell playing keyboards. The EP is completed by three non-album tracksShadow-Line Paradigm, Keep Going and Clock Watching Pt.1, Pt.2 & Pt.3written specifically for the release. The full seven-minute version of Here Comes The Rain Again will be included on Back Above The Clouds as a bonus track. A must have for fans of Pink Floyd, Steven Wilson andAnathema.

Tracklist

CD1

1.Fading Star

2.Absent Friends

3.Running Out Of Time

4.Alone In Silent Harmony

5.I Should Be Seeing Stars By Now

6.New Dawn

7.Metamorphosis

8.Here Comes The Rain Again (Extended Version)

CD2

1.A Hundred Miles High

2.Live The Dream

3.Free Now

4.Flying Dreams

5.Absent Friends (Reprise)

6.Luminous Star (More Than A Memory)

7.Equilibrium

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