MP3 Stone Rain - Second Sight
Features guitar driven rock, powerful vocals, complex melody lines, and thought provoking lyrics.
12 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Progressive Rock, ROCK: Acoustic
Hello Music Fan,
Our group, Stone Rain, is a Los Angeles based fiercely independent two man rock band that features Brian Rooker on Guitar (and just about everything else he can get his hands, and feet, on!) and Mark Kintis on lead vocals. We have been writing and performing original music together since 2000, and have recently released our second CD: "Second Sight".
This record was a blast to record and to produce, and we hope you enjoy it as well. It was recorded and mastered at our two favorite local Southern California studio''s, Rock Dog (where the big dogs rock!) and Kitty Rock (where the big cats roll!). Both offer great sound and good wine!
Brian plays all the instruments that you hear (guitars, keyboards, percussion, etc) and adds counter-lead and background vocals through out the record. He does all the vocals on the song 777, which is an autobiographical account of his wife Teresa''s inspirational battle with, and recovery from, Cancer. (She''s doing fine, and along with Mark''s fiancée, Vi, are Stone Rain''s greatest supporters, ambassadors, inspirations, and butt kickers.) Mark is the lead singer, loud (sometimes) and proud (always).
Our sound is guitar driven with powerful vocals layered over often intricately crafted musical passages (Brian''s mind never rests . . .). Our writing style focuses on melody (and counter melody) to provide rock songs that are easy to listen to but with enough musical sub-plots to stand up well to repeated playing. Often complex vocally, lyrically, and instrumentally, we take time (boy do we take time . . .) to add layers of instruments and vocal harmonies to bring out a very full sound that belies the fact that there''s only the two of us.
Stone Rain songs typically start their existence with a musical idea from Brian or a lyrical idea from Mark, then quickly become full-on collaborations as the controlled chaos of the song writing process kicks into high gear.
The album art on Second Sight are photos taken by Mark on one of his rim-to-rim Grand Canyon treks. The front cover (and CD label) photo was taken on the South Rim in the early evening during a snow storm. (The white spots are snow flakes reflecting the flash.) The back cover photo captures a trail on the North Rim. Inside the jewel case is a photo of one of the bridges at the bottom.
We''d like to thank all who listen and support the band. It really means a lot to us.
Brian and Mark
All songs come to an end, but the music never stops