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MY RAINING STARS: 89 Memories + The Life We Planned (Shelflife (US)/Discos de Kirlian (Spain), 2022)

Just before the summer, I received a message from my fb friend sending me his new album, which I promised him I would listen to and review. Summer has passed, autumn is passing, and here he sent me a new EP to listen to. Sorry, Thierry, for such a late reply!

So thanks to him, I've been listening to My Raining Stars almost from the very beginning. How we found each other, I have no idea. But I still have a lot of such Facebook and other e-mail friends and I am grateful to them for their music and broadening of my horizons. Because, you have to admit, it's hard to spot a band from xy country or city, if you haven't been warned directly.

"89 Memories" is a fine forty-minute journey through dreamy dream pop expanses. Its atmosphere is closest to the recent works of the Ride, and it even reminded me of them vocally. The guitars playing in Too Soon or From the Days She's Gone simply puts a smile on your face. There is nothing new, nothing revolutionary, just beautiful, beautiful music that you can listen to on any occasion, without any special preparations.

As I wrote, right after the summer, the new EP "The Life We Planned" arrived, which embarrassed me even more, but obviously not enough to sit down and write something right away. It took me almost two months to force myself again. Not that I wasn't listening. I listened. And that feels so good to me again, that I didn't even know what to write. I would prefer to start and end reviews like this with one word. G.R.E.A.T.! And that's it!

But, Mirror 2, as the first song on the EP, started faster than expected. It's probably their fastest and most cheerful song they've ever recorded. But On His Own immediately brings you back to dream mode, and how Summer's Gone sounds, I don't even need to write, you know from the name of the song. It goes right in line with those "hymns to the summer", which I can listen to until exhaustion when the summer is over. And so those quarter of an hour, which is how long the EP lasts, pass quickly and now I don't know if I should wait for the new release or if I should publish this anyway!

So, here it is! Listen to My Raining Stars!

grade [1-10]: 9

pedja // 14/11/2022


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