Sunday, March 27, 2022

219: Falls of Rauros

Dreams of Consciousness Podcast Episode 219 features an interview with Falls of Rauros.

[cover photo by Drew Buerhaus]

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On the surface, Falls of Rauros bear all the hallmarks of "cascadian black metal"; their blend of death/black, neo folk, and progressive rock bears many similarities to Agalloch and Wolves In The Throne Room, belying the the fact that the group is actually based in Portland, Maine (on the opposite side of the continent from their peers in the Pacific Northwest).

I had an in-depth discussion about the band's egalitarian writing process with guitarist/vocalist Aaron Charles, guitarist/vocalist Jordan Guerette and bassist Evan Lovely (the band is completed by drummer Ray Capizzo), and accounting for any similarities they might have with other USBM bands. We also talked about whether the musical development on their latest release, Key to a Vanishing Future, can be described as "mature".

My thanks to Aaron, Jordan, and Evan for speaking with me, and to all of you for listening.

Music In This Episode:

"Arrow & Kiln" [edit]
taken from the album Vigilance Perennial

"All That Howling Fog" [edit]
taken from the album The Light That Dwells in Rotten Wood

"Survival Poem"
"Known World Narrows"
taken from the album Key to a Vanishing Future

Falls of Rauros on Facebook

Falls of Rauros on Bandcamp

Falls of Rauros on IG

Falls of Rauros through Gilead Media (US/Canada shop)

Return to the Void through Eisenwald (Europe/Worldwide Shop)

Unsung But Malefic:

Episode 200:

Episode 194:
Wolves In The Throne Room
Episode 156:
Yaotl Mictlan