Rupture of Planes

by Prana Crafter

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Rupture of Planes
by Prana Crafter
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"Prana Crafter is William Sol, a (more-or-less) one-man band hailing from America’s great Pacific Northwest, and Rupture of Planes is his second CD release of heavily forested psychedelic goodness. In keeping with the Eastern wisdom traditions referenced by the band name, to the extent this new album ruptures any planes it’s with the larger goal of embodying their differences on some higher level: Incorporating both songs and instrumentals, recorded at home as well as a professional studio, all alone or with backing, sweetly heartfelt balladry alongside shamanic guitar overload, classic psych-rock roots in experimental/lo-fi settings, deep woods ruggedness right next to dressed-up arrangements, electric intensity sharing space with blissed-out serenity, third-eye visions with dirt underneath their fingernails. Twelve tracks, 62 minutes" -Deep Water Acres

"...the album bleeds rustic charm and backwoods magic; Sol is a highly accomplished and deeply emotive artist who deserves a wide audience for his fusion of acoustic wonder and fearsome blasts of acid tinged psych guitar... an album that as a whole stands as a significant achievement; very few people are making music as ambitious, genuine and essential as this..."

"Walking a finely balanced path between two distinct musical styles, this gorgeous album manages to sound, at times, like the most haunting songs of Iron and Wine, song writing with intensity and spirituality, whilst in other moments produces waves of softly resonating psychedelia that shimmer like a heat haze deep within the soul....delightful swathe of lysergic noise that harkens back to those sixties West-Coast vibes".

"... wonderfully twisted psychedelia and sweetly heartfelt balladry from deep in the woods of Washington. Incorporating both songs and instrumentals, recorded at home as well as in a professional studio, Rupture Of Planes mixes together beautiful, delicate songs that have been compared to the early 60s output from Elektra and Vanguard along with more experimental/improvised, shamanic guitar overload, lo-fi Psych Rock excursions...this is a really beautiful record and would have made it into our best of 2015 if we were a bit quicker on the uptake.

“The project’s name hints at an eastern influence, lyrically if not musically, but the eclecticism here draws deep from the landscape in which it was carved…if you want to play a really good trick on your snobbiest friends, slap an old Elektra or Vanguard label on the CD and make them guess who it is. Because that’s how great it is. But better yet, don’t tell them anything. For there are sounds in the forest that you’ve never heard before, and ‘Rupture of Planes’ knows exactly what to do with them.”—Goldmine Magazine

“…a bewitching mix of folky balladry and hazy psychedelia that is, frankly, beautiful … This is an incredibly intelligent album by an artist who does not feel the need to fit into a certain genre or style. The mix of singer/songwriter, west coast balladry with electrifying bursts of psych rock, all wrapped up in a rural mysticism is intoxicating and bewitching. 'Prana' is the sanskrit for 'life force' and that is reflected by the music - it is life-affirming and I certainly felt a better person having listened to it.”—Dayz of Purple and Orange



released October 20, 2015

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Album credits:

All songs written, arranged, and performed by William Sol in the woods of Washington; additional lyrics by Tara Sol

William Sol: Acoustic and electric guitar, synthesizer, bass guitar, tenor ukulele, singing bowls, vocals, simple rhythmic arrangements

Chris Shealy: Drums: 1, 3, and 8

Jason Suko: Recording & mixing: 1, 3, 5, 8, & 10
William Sol: Recording & mixing: 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, & 12

Mastered by Kevin Moist

Photography by Tara Sol
Design by Kevin McFadin



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Inner Space Rock offerings from the Woodlands of Washington. Releases on Eiderdown Records Deep Water Acres/Sunrise Ocean Bender Records

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