It is no shocking novelty that good art is happening underground. Whatever is gracing the media’s spotlight lately - however fine and dandy -, simply cannot compare to the wonderful acts that silently stir just under our noses. THROUGH WAVES, created by the Brazilian androgynous figure Raine Holtz is a good example of this fact.
Elegant, watery and well-crafted, THROUGH WAVES highly conceptual music is centered in a very specific axis: the search for peace. In this solo work, Raine creates a parallel state where he crosses the seven seas in search of his true self, his place in the world and solace for a terrible depression that seems to be a faithful companion on his journey. And thus, by travelling far, THROUGH WAVES’ music is not indigenous, nor enclosed in one specific gender: from celtic, middle-eastern and gypsy structures to evocative classical influences and playful alternative rock, this “world music” becomes rich and layered, although never abandoning an atmospheric, ethereal quality; multi-gendered, as Raine himself… Sometimes woman and sometimes man (but most of the time, neither).
An evergrowing documentation of human nature, THROUGH WAVES is but an account of a very common struggle, shared so that a good thing can emerge inside those who listen to it; a melancholic, but empowering message of HOPE, from the saddest pits of Raine’s heart to our world.