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MUSIC

by Donald Rubinstein

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"With only the quiet power of Bill Frisell’s guitar providing a backdrop, Donald Rubinstein has created an awesome display of the hold that music can have. “Time Again” is able to be majestic and deeply personal, displaying a solitary reflection that embraces humanity." Gajoob Magazine

“Beautiful tunes, standout songs…devoid of transitory trendiness.” Los Angeles Times

“Songwriting genius Donald Rubinstein ...Incredibly creative stuff. His music amazes me.” Derek Sivers, Founder, CEO CD Baby

"A poet in a Dylanesque vein…Rubinstein's singing voice reminds me of a tired, more world-weary Bruce Springsteen. In the singer/songwriter vein, I’d rather hear Rubinstein than any of the more popular artists.” Cadence Magazine

“A composer and songwriter of stellar proportions.” John Densmore (The Doors)

Rubinstein’s sonic pallet spans from the nakedly acoustic to the eerily electronic to the heroically symphonic. There are those, meditators, test pilots and oblivion seekers of every stripe, who seek new horizons, vast landscapes, empty and aching with fresh possibility. Rubinstein is certainly to be counted among them…Donald is an unequivocal card-carrying visionary, a sonic gardener whose technicolor orchard bears fruit of strange shades and unexpected tones.” John Kruth, “Dawn Imagined”

This is the soundtrack to every solitary late-night drive you’ve ever taken. Rubinstein’s rather like a less talkative Leonard Cohen, or maybe a less-animated Warren Zevon, with moments of John Hiatt and David Gray thrown in. A veteran of movie soundtracks, Rubinstein is accustomed to creating evocative works; when he’s set free to score the movies in his mind, the results are often picture perfect.” Splendidezine

“Rubinstein’s art ranges from sophisticated music compositions to prints reminiscent of the characters in South Park. He is articulate, accomplished, and driven and he has never stuck to just one thing at a time. Almost everything he produces is an amalgam of forms and disciplines and they all have a spark. His works have a tension; a sense of questions asked and seldom answered that hint of the possibilities just outside the boundaries of what we understand.” Destiny Alison, Santa Fe.com

“Donald Rubinstein creates in a hermitage of thought and feelings filled with crystalline structure, buried treasures and ancient memories-ultimately an incredible archeology and encyclopedia of musical forms that invite us into his own Emerald City.” Ric Lum, Trend Magazine

“I’m here to testify that Rubinstein’s newest release is a musical revelation. This imaginative work displays both innovation and guts, as well as Rubinstein’s highly developed skills for mood inducing orchestral pieces, and jazz…I am a firm believer.” Mic Line

“A wildly diverse and exceptional beautiful album. Rubinstein’s musical pallet is vivid and varied…From midnight blues to exquisite orchestral pieces that dance between light and shadow…This is dream music where tender songs drift into dark musical landscapes and then back into morning light…It’s wonderful.” Gajoob Magazine

“Donald is crazy. Like Charlie Parker was crazy. Like Kerouac and Bob Dylan are crazy. Perfect crazy. Full of surprises. I can’t say anything better about anybody. ‘Crazy’ on this idiot planet is as good as it gets. Donald is even better. A monster artist.” (Not bad for a Yankee) Terry Allen

“I’m so lucky to have had the opportunity to work with Donald Rubinstein in all kinds of situations over the years. I’ve learned a lot from him. He is a total artist who uses everything – a guitar, a whistle, a symphony orchestra, spoken word, song, drawing, painting, dance, acting, etc., etc...whatever. There are no limits. After over twenty years he’s still on that path, and still an inspiration” Bill Frisell

"Rubinstein’s unique perspective, equally informed by the wide-ranging implications of multimedia conceptual art, and by the immediacy and sincerity of classic roots-driven songwriting, makes for a refreshing and insightful listening experience." CD Universe

“Singer/songwriter, pianist, jazz experimentalist, soundtrack composer, beat-style poet — Donald Rubinstein has somehow juggled all those hats over the lengthy span of his creative career.” All Music Guide

"Blessed with a splendid singing voice, Donald Rubinstein is a remarkable talent who can be both very humorous, and deeply moving, coming from the corner of things" Heaven Magazine

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