SUNS OF THYME - Deep Purple Rain

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Cascades is the second studio album of Suns of Thyme from Berlin.

Suns of Thyme refuse to blunder into the cliché-trap as they mix their influences in a subtle and tasteful manner. All of this creating an album that is fascinating as its richly textured layers melt into each other gently. Echoes of cool postpunk collide with bits of shoegaze, psychedelia, krautrock and arabesque elements.

Colombian-German director Christian Schmid Rincon about the video: "I wanted to create a story inspired by ancient Colombian indigenous folk tales: Mystic, psychedelic, esoteric, unknown ones. I wanted to give them my visual twist and capture the essence as much as the never stopping, always thriving rhythm of Suns of Thyme's "Deep Purple Rain".

It is said that in the late 1500's in the region San Martín (Meta Colombia) a standoff took place between the Spanish Conquistadors and the indigenous locals tribes (Guahibo). The Spanish would dress up their slaves with morbid looking outfits (Chachaceros) to scare the Natives in order to obtain their gold, land and consequently, dominate them. Only o few wise tribe leaders were able to see behind the charade and withstand the Conquistador's treacherous plans.

The music video shows a 'Dream Ritual' of sort between an indigenous elder (Guahibo) and a young boy, taking place in the midst of the Colombian jungle. Crossing borders of time and reality the viewer as much as the boy bare witness as the Guahibo elder confronts one of the Cachaceros.

Taken from the album "Cascades" - order here: 
North America: 

01.09.16 DE - Munich / Sunny Red
02.09.16 DE - Augsburg / Soho
03.09.16 DE - Stuttgart / Universum
06.09.16 DE - Hannover / Lux
07.09.16 DE - Frankfurt / Nachtleben
08.09.16 DE - Saarbrücken / Kleiner Klub
09.09.16 DE - Cologne / Blue Shell
10.09.16 DE - Hamburg / Hafenklang
17.09.16 DE - LŸbeck / Treibsand
18.09.16 DE - Berlin / Berghain Kantine
27.09.16 AT - Wien / Fluc
28.09.16 DE - NŸrnberg / Muzclub
29.09.16 DE - Dresden / Groovestation
30.09.16 DE - Gšrlitz / KŸhlhaus
13.10.16 NL - Tilburg / Cul de Sac
14.10.16 DE - Essen / Goethebunker
15.10.16 L - Luxembourg / De Gudde Wellen
16.10.16 UK - London / Shacklewell Arms
19.10.16 CH - Bern / Ršssli Bar
20.10.16 CH - Luzern / Konzerthaus SchŸrr
21.10.16 AT - Klagenfurt / Mammut Bar
22.10.16 AT - Linz/ Kapu 

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