The Reverend LordRifa
The Reverend’s compositions are a carnival ride of vignettes, thickly wrapped around themes of lust and passion, death and rebirth, redemption and salvation. As the truths are laid before us we are enveloped by textured sticky guitar, traditional acoustic folk sounds, even a tender and tragic violin solo, tightly woven into tribal beats, clip ‘n’ trip edits, and groovy keys.
As a multi-instrumentalist, the Reverend is tireless in his carnivorous pursuit of all things musical. Not only are his tales reminiscent of origin stories of biblical and Greco-Roman mythological proportions, but he masterfully represents the origins of music, incorporating African rhythms, American bluegrass and samurai warrior calls, dragging ancient music into our world. It’s the story of the origin of music as much as it is The Reverend LordRifa’s. Devolution as evolution.