There Be Monsters

A 16 track garage album (1h 10m 33s) — released September 30th 2016 on Project: Mooncircle

'There Be Monsters', the sophomore full length effort by Samuel Evans, or Rain Dog, is an auditory exploration into the unchartered regions of his own mind and the edges of experience. Dealing with many personal changes which continuously prolonged the creation process of the album, Evans channelled and processed a variety of experiences into a highly personal album. Essentially coming full circle, 'There Be Monsters' attempts to draw a map for your mind - it is on the fringes of consciousness that the interesting things happen.

David Foster Wallace wrote 'loneliness is not a function of solitude', paraphrasing Marianne More: 'the cure for loneliness is solitude'. A common thread throughout the album. After his highly acclaimed debut album "Two Words" in 2014 (BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 3, BBC 6 Music, Boiler Room, Red Bull, Thump, XLR8R) Rain Dog comes back to deliver his sophomore full length 'There Be Monsters'. Avoiding the plight of the second album and keeping his signature sound while also not repeating himself, the album is the result of years of work, scrapped previous projects and simplifying his writing process and gaining experience by creating soundtracks for Vice Documentaries. The track titled 'Eyes On The Aether' is representative of a turning point and each track has particular relevance to a point in Sam Evans life over the last few years.

'There Be Monstes' comes out worldwide on limited vinyl (including download code).

Whole thing is gorgeous!! - Nemone BBC 6 Music

Originating from the atypical background of fine art, atmospherically-driven producer Rain Dog’s melodic interpretation of the 140 template, honed through years of experimentation with production software, has been garnering widespread praise in recent years. - Richard Lowe Hyponik

Brilliant! - Tom Ravenscroft BBC 6 Music

Super nice. - Renaat Vandepapeliere R&S Records

There Be Monsters is an unexpected listening pleasure! - Christian Sundqvist Stern / Fokus

Some really great tunes here! - Michael Leuffen Groove / Mixmag / Piranha

Lovely! - Davide Cucchi DJ MAG

It’s a sonic exploration of Evans’ psyche, a look into his mind and an auditory map of the many personal changes that occurred over the years during the album’s creation. - Jonothan Pottswell XLR8R

It’s a good one! - Gilles Peterson BBC 6 Music

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