Anathallo: The River

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AnathalloCanopy Glow is the sophomore release and late 2008 Anticon debut from Chicago-based 7-piece art rock ensemble originally from Mt. Pleasant Michigan and now based in Chicago, Illinois.

While 2006’s Floating World was a changeable work of broad swaths and Yes-loving rock symphonics, Canopy Glow presents the Chicago seven-piece as a band that has as much energy and inspiration as it does ownership of its sound.

Texture and temperament play paramount on Canopy Glow, due in no small part to Anathallo’s multi-instrumentalist might. “The River” is the album’s lynchpin and an epic in its own right, evolving from piano-driven modesty to Baroquen beauty—climbing strings, layered voices, crashing drums—as a koan slowly unravels about finding peace (the eternal kind) in high water.

Their name is derived from a Greek word meaning “to renew, refresh or bloom again”.

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“The River” (mp3)
from “Canopy Glow”

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