Grey Reverend on NBC's Parenthood, and 2012 News

Grey Reverend's song from the single "One By One" titled "Of the Days" was used in the closing scene for the NBC award winning program  Parenthood which aired on November 17th 2011. The episode is titled Sore Loser, and you can check out the complete episode by clicking HERE or you can view the clip HERE

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Grey Reverend - Of The Days Album Review

Grey Reverend - Of The Days Album Review

Review of Grey Reverend's album Of The Days

Brooklyn based musician L.D Brown AKA Grey Reverend releases his debut album 'Of The Days' on new label Motion Audio, the label being the brainchild of Jason Swinscoe from The Cinematic Orchestra, supported by Ninja Tunes. Swinscoe discovered Brown and worked with him with The Cinematic Orchestra until Grey Reverend was ready to release his debut.
'Of The Day's is an acoustic guitar song writer's album that features only Grey Reverend singing his own songs, playing guitar and also playing a touch of harmonica. It is a truly raw and stripped down album displaying remarkable chord structures and compelling arrangements that to me display excellent guitar skills. At times 'Of The Days' flicks between the styles of Jose Gonzalez and Ben Harper. There is a deep resonance with Brown's voice and serenity, combined with the soulful guitar sound, creates a winning acoustic guitar album for me for sure. Considering the mood that Fink creates with his sounds, Reverend Grey is certainly catching that essence too.

'Of The Day's' is a really enjoyable listen and Grey Reverend is definitely one to watch. I thought most of the
songs on this album had their own uniqueness, melancholy blues soul and expression that a prolific individual can only give. You can't deny good song writing talent and singer songwriters who express creativity in a stirring way will always win me over as it sounds so honest. I can certainly see the vision that Swinscoe saw in Reverend Grey and wish them all the success with 'Of The Day's. Wonderful stuff!

Tareck Ghoneim

Grey Reverend & The Cinematic Orchestra  Present Regen
A  Short Film by Joris Ivens

 Above is the artwork for a short film score with music composed by Grey Reverend and performed by GR and The Cinematic Orchestra. This film was made in 1929 by a Dutch film maker named Joris Ivens.

A day in the life of a rain-shower. As a city symphony Joris Ivens films Amsterdam and its changing appearence during a rain-shower. A very poetic film with changing moods, following the change from sunny Amsterdam streets to rain drops in the canals and the pooring rain on windows, umbrellas, trams and streets, untill it clears up and the sun breaks through once again. Although it seems to be one day it took Ivens a long time to film what he wanted to film (for even in Amsterdam it doesn't rain every day). With The Bridge, Rain became his major breakthrough as an avant-garde film artist.

The original score for the film was composed in 1932 by Lou Lichtveld (who also made the music for Philips Radio) and was later re scored by Hanns Eisler in 1941 the title of the latter composition is "Fourteen ways to describe rain". In 2005 the film was re scored once more by Larry Morrata.  

The release date for this is still pending, but should be available by early 2012 at the latest. It is part 3 of a series of avant-garde shorts which have been re scored by members of The Cinematic Orchestra. The series is titled InMotion 
and the films Manhatta (Paul Strand), and Entr'acte (Rene Clair) have already been released on the Motion Audio/ Ninja Tune Label.