My Raining Stars - The life we planned
There are fascinating stories in the paths of some artists, that should be known and embraced. They are made up of great passions, obstinacy and a will to live music that should be popular to become an example.
One of these is called Thierry Haliniak, a musician from Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye, now domiciled in Auxerre, who, starting from his passion for the musical genre named C-86 (later turned into Dreampop), absorbed all the love (as the scribe) for the fabulous independent label Sarah Records and afterwards for Creation Records, to live, as a consequence, an experience in the band Nothing To Be Done.
These members shared the stage with artists such as Moose, Adorable and The Boo Radleys. After that period, Thierry continued to play his songs until he formed his own project under the name My Raining Stars. He found in his path the support and contribution of Danish musician Casper Blond, thus being able to work serenely on the development of his songs and, after a debut LP in 2008, he saw some Eps clearly manifest his qualities. Until arriving at this last record, The Life We Planned, which is the epitome of his limpid talent, full of poetry and lightness, harmonic flights where nothing is synthesised but rather evolved and rendered capable of reaching heights from which all his worth dominates our need to listen to brushstrokes of sweetness combined with his delicate and penetrating voice.
Here comes What Can We Do, a sensual demonstration of lightness blended with enveloping harmony.
With Mirror his old love for Sarah Records bands is highlighted, with this afternoon fresco of aptitude in playing enveloping rhythmic guitars, supported by keyboards that work almost covertly but do so delightfully.
When Summer's Gone arrives, the heart leaps with joy and becomes addicted to this poignant composition with a seductive guitar and a bass work which underlines its value. A resounding gem that must be loved without question.
On His Own brings the love of the evolution of 90s Dreampop, gliding with agility in a well-shaped Alternative that gives two musical genres the possibility of perfect coexistence.
The title song completes the Ep. And it is an emotional addiction, the senses embrace in this splendid photograph of the mood where life presents itself with shyness, almost with petals of sadness that is dominated but to which space is not denied. And Thierry's voice is perfect for giving it the face of a caress that can then pick up rhythm to fly within us.
A great work that deserves an enthusiastic approach from those who will fall in love with it. The scribe has succeeded and is now filled with gratitude and has no doubt that it will be the same for you.
1st November 2022
Out on Friday 4th November 2022 on Bandcamp