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Breaking news ... With Richard's departure to his home state of Oregon, Haiku Rd. has ceased to be as of the end of June. Chris has some other irons in the fire, about which more will be posted soon, and you can still get in touch with the boys through the e-mail links here. As a parting gift, we offer some music.
Drawn from the recording sessions for If Not Tonight ..., "Cruel Sister" never made the album for a couple of reasons. One, it never really felt finished. And two, it was just too folky -- Despite our on-stage super-folkiness, the album itself was a bit less so, and it just didn't fit in. Now that some time has past, we added some more instruments and remixed the thing. It was the first track finished for what was intended to be our followup CD, the generically but provisionally titled Folk E.P.
So here it is, in more or less finished form as an MP3, at no cost and freely distributable: Cruel Sister. Enjoy!
Fun fact, at 18 audible tracks, this is the most musically dense song to come out of the album recording sessions. For the record, here's what and who you hear:
- Chris: Lead vocals, 6-string acoustic guitars, Irish bouzouki, harpsichord, bass keyboards, shaker, djembe, studio trickery, editing, co-production and final mix
- Richard: Backing vocals, 12-string guitars
- Erik: Backing vocals, bass guitars, studio trickery, co-production and early mix
And now back to the rest of the web site ... Read it in a historical context; this is where we were recently ...
Rd. is Phoenix's own, acoustic, folk/alternative rock outfit (with
a Celtic flavor). The duo of Chris
Devine and Richard E. Moore brings
acoustic music with passion, energy and authenticity, as showcased
in their debut album, If
Not Tonight ... (available for purchase
on CD and
iTunes), and rich harmonies and raw energy mix with wit and
fun for diversely entertaining live performances.