Bodies Be Rivers & Lacrymosa - Light Falls

Format: 7" Vinyl
Run: 300 (Black Vinyl, Hand Silk-screened Jacket)
Design: Caitlin McCauley
Release Date: August 26, 2016
Price: $5.99


Brooklyn-based indie-pop outfit Bodies Be Rivers and dreamy, elegiac pianist/singer Lacrymosa have teamed up on a brand new collaborative split 7” titled Light Falls. For the project, each band contributed original material and then chose to perform on each other’s tracks, resulting in a sonically cohesive work.

The Light Falls 7” features Bodies Be Rivers’ “Making Plans” and Lacrymosa’s “Quiet Weather”. In addition to the vinyl release, a full EP will be available digitally with two additional songs, "Lit (prelude)" and "Intimate Distance" — one by each artist. While conceiving this project, both bands drew inspiration from a passage in Annie Dillard’s nonfiction book, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek: “… a great deal of light falls on everything. If we are blinded by darkness, we are also blinded by light.” As a record, the subject matter explores the symbolic nature of light. Both artists explore light’s vitality in illuminating truth while also acknowledging the painfully harsh reality it can create when directly shining on a situation.


01. Bodies Be Rivers - Lit (Prelude) [digital only]
02. Bodies Be Rivers - Making Plans
03. Lacrymosa - Quiet Weather
04. Lacrymosa - Intimate Distance [digital only]



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"Poignant, cohesive, and beautifully delivered throughout, Light Falls proves to be the most successful of artistic projects, all four tracks breathing their own distinct, quiet magic in to the day while feeling very much a part of something greater still." - GoldFlakePaint

"The instrumentals are simple, yet encapsulating, and make the song feel more personal. Memories are examined by savoring the textures and tastes of heartbreak, longing, and nostalgia, leaving the listener somber yet joyful." - IMPOSE

"Sometimes a collaboration is all a band needs to to reach the next level, and a prime example of this phenomenon is "Making Plans," Bodies Be Rivers' collaboration with mysterious pianist/singer Lacrymosa. On their past work, Bodies Be Rivers mostly relied on their guitar parts to hold down the song's structure, anchoring their ethereal vocals from floating off into space. With the addition of Lacrymosa's piano, however, the load is lightened, allowing the guitar to contribute to the song's overall atmosphere. The result is something far dreamier and uplifting than anything they've done in the past." - The Deli

"The ebb and flow of the vocal work over the, at times crystalline, instrumentation is simply adept." - Sly Vinyl

"The talents of Brooklyn indie outfit Bodies Be Rivers and the graceful vocalist/pianist Lacrymosa have coupled for a 7″ to be released next month. Luckily we are getting an early listen to their impactful collaboration, revealing a true balance in dynamic performance and nimble artistry." - Another Dying Artform

"It’s desperately moving stuff." - PressPLAY OK


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