Calm Before, the spine-tingling 1967 album by The Rising Storm, is a delightful smorgasboard of colours and sounds, primal rock ‘n’ roll, haunting pop melancholia, and atmospheric, at times proto-psychedelic-tinged, beat….Justifiably hailed as one of the period’s most significant recordings. It now has been reissued by Sundazed. Fans of the Storm also can look forward to a new film documentary. [For full review from It’s Psychedelic Baby magazine, click here.]
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* ‘Frozen Laughter’ — original from Calm Before — is featured in a new movie starring Evan Rachel Wood. The song also has been released on Sky Girl, a foreign compilation.
* Long-awaited vinyl ’45 of two of our best originals has been released by Penniman Records. See ‘Shop‘ page.
* calm before… the rising storm, a 30-minute documentary movie about The Rising Storm and Calm Before will be shown in September at the Jerome Indie Film & Music Festival in Arizona. The movie already has been shown at six film festivals, won a top award at four of them, and was named by rock writer Richie Unterberger as one of the top 10 rock documentaries of 2018.
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