Genres: Screamo / Post-Hardcore / Punk / Rock
Related artists: La Quiete and Neil on Impression.
Years Active: 2001-present
Song: "Costellazione Secondo Le Leggi Del Caso"
Album: Sulla Linea D'Orizzonte Tra Questa Mia Vita E Quella Di Tutti
For fans of: La Quiete, Via Fondo, Daitro, June Paik, Sed Non Satiata, Amanda Woodward, Orchid, Wolves, Saetia, Off Minor, City of Caterpillar, Funeral Diner, Kidcrash, Carrion Spring and all 'Ebullition/Level-Plane'-style screamo bands, aka Proper SCREAMO.
If you know La Quiete, you know Raein. I think it is nearly impossible to think of one without the other. Both shared members, are based in Italy and play a very distinct style of spastic European screamo/post-hardcore/shoegaze rock with ridiculously melodic and catchiness underlying - and sometimes trumping, the craziness.
If you've never heard La Quiete, you might as well start here. RAEIN is more accessible than La Quiete because the screaming is less abundant and piercing, the instrumentals have a slower base which the songs are built around and, lastly, they have a sound that will catch the ear of many unknowing rock/indie/instrumental fans. I would recommend 'Il N'y Pas De Orchestra' and 'Sulla Linea D'Orizzonte Tra Questa Mia Vita E Quella Di Tutti' - as they are the 2 strongest overall releases.
I'm a little behind still on my reviews this month, so I'll end here. If you like screamo or are interested in testing the genre, there isn't a better place to start than here.
2002 - Raein cd/12"EP
2004 - Il N'y Pas De Orchestra cd/12"LP
2004 - Daitro / Lhasa split cd/10"LP (the 10" version does not include Lhasa)
2004 - Phoenix Bodies split 7"
2004 - Funeral Diner split 7" (Rites of Spring covers)
2004 - Doden Marscherar At Vast 7"
2004 - This Is Your Life 2x12" compilation (contributed "BBD")
2005(ish) - 2000-2004 Discography tape
2008 - Ogni Nuovo Inizio cd/12"EP
2011 - Sulla Linea D'Orizzonte Tra Questa Mia Vita E Quella Di Tutti 12"LP
2011 - Ah, As If cd (out-of-print collection)
2013 - Loma Prieta split 7" (PURCHASE HERE)
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RAEIN - "Tigersuit" (from 'Il N'y Pas De Orchestra' cd)
RAEIN - "Dopo Di Noi La Libertà" (from 'Sulla Linea D'Orizzonte Tra Questa Mia Vita E Quella Di Tutti' 12"LP)
RAEIN - "Raein: Rumore. Tre" (from 'Sulla Linea D'Orizzonte Tra Questa Mia Vita E Quella Di Tutti' 12"LP)
RAEIN - "Love and Death" (from 'Loma Prieta' split 7")
RAEIN has put their last EP and LP up for download, please support them by downloading AND donating!