Reports of Snow

by Reichenbach Falls

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about

'Reports of Snow' was written in Scotland, North America and England between winter 2009 and spring 2011, and arranged and performed by Reichenbach Falls and others in Oxfordshire between January 2011 and June 2012.

'Reichenbach Falls' literate blend of folk pop is outstanding ... this most thought-provoking and emotionally taut of albums ... an exercise in restraint ... one of the undoubted albums of the year.' - pennyblackmusic.co.uk

''Reports Of Snow' is a collision of indie, alternative rock, folk and pop that rewards and uplifts in equal measure. Many of the songs are as suited to intimate venues as they would be to major headline stages and, given the right exposure, Reichenbach Falls could have mass appeal and garner a wide fanbase. Unpretentious music that strikes gently at the heart and emotions, 'Reports Of Snow' is an accomplished and confident, strong yet sensitive album that bodes very well for the future.' - www.musicomh.com

‘Reports of Snow reminds me very much of The National or even American Music Club ...’ – Rob Hughes (UNCUT, Team Rock Radio, BBC6 Music)

'The most immediately striking thing is how much Reichenbach Falls sounds like Elliott Smith ... [but] thankfully this is no one-trick-pony of a record, as The Best I Could matches some equally affecting lyricism with Americana slide flourishes. These flourishes return on Blessed Blush, a song whose opening lines also demonstrate that Davies isn't too self-absorbed to eschew humour entirely. [Stay Home, Elizabeth's] wiry guitar and propulsive drums calling to mind The National ... 6/10' - www.drownedinsound.com

'Quite simply stunning ...' www.gigslutz.co.uk

'Beautiful pop-tangled folk' - amusicblogyea.com

'...takes ideas of Americana and leads them off to more experimental territory. A hard trick ... but one they achieve annoyingly effortlessly.' - www.thefourohfive.com

'...a classic piece of modern alt-rock.' - www.thesoundofconfusion.co.uk

'... brings to mind Mark Eitzel [&] Ryan Adams…a name to look out for. - Tim Peyton (www.drownedinsound.com)

'...essential alternative folk.' - www.rockbritain.com

'...lush Americana.' www.ameliasmagazine.com

'Intense ... driving guitars and fractured vocals' - someofitistrue.com

'...the album roams above a cloudy soundscape of accentuated melancholia broken with moments of musical sunshine and offers the listener much to muse upon as it meanders between genres ... excellent ...' www.beat-surrender.com

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released 02 December 2013

Released 2nd December 2013 through Observatory Records
Words: Abe Davies/Music: Abe Davies/Rufus Thurston.

Abe Davies - vocals, guitars
Rufus Thurston - backing vox, percussion, keys
Richard Neuberg - guitars, mandolin, backing vox
Ben Walker - keys
Robert McHardy - guitars
Michael de Albuquerque - guitar, bass, keys
Joe Bennett - bass, guitars
Nick Simms - drums
Hazel Sainsbury - vocals
Trevor Allan Davies - accordion

Produced by Rufus Thurston & Richard Neuberg & Michael de Albuquerque

Engineered by Richard Neuberg & Michael de Albuquerque
Mixed & Mastered by Michael de Albuquerque

CD & Sleeve designed by Steven Meyer-Rassow

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From The 405: '...this is a collection of songs that take ideas of Americana and lead them off to more experimental territory, whilst keeping just enough toes in the water of safety. A hard trick to pull off, but one Reichenbach Falls achieve annoyingly effortlessly.'

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