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ARTIST
TITLE
Glossolalia
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CD

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OCD 001CD OCD 001CD
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RELEASE DATE
7/10/2007

This is the debut release from the brand-new Stilll side-label, Off. Blaine L. Reininger is an American composer and performer born in 1953 in Pueblo, Colorado. In 1977, he started the legendary American cult band Tuxedomoon together with Steven Brown in San Francisco. Over the course of the next 26 years, many artistic collaborations took place and many CDs were recorded. These collaborations, while mostly musical in nature, often moved into other fields such as dance, theatre, and film. Since 1998, Reininger has been living in Athens, Greece, where Glossolalia was born. "Glos·so·la·li·a from Gk. glossa 'tongue, language' + lalia 'a speaking,' from lalein 'to speak, prattle,' of echoic origin. 1. Fabricated and nonmeaningful speech, especially such speech associated with a trance state or certain schizophrenic syndromes. 2. the gift of tongues." Glossolalia is Blaine's first solo album since 1999, and probably his best-ever so far. Close your eyes and travel through old black and white Italian and Greek movies from the '60s, or cross the ocean and feel the colors and the heat from Mexico. Glossololia is a mixture of all the places and people that Blaine has encountered in the last 10 years. It is full of poetry and faith in the world -- a musical journey that is magic for the ears.