It is not possible to relay another’s experience of neighborhood due to the inconceivable chance they are identical. However, we can find commonality by approaching the concept in general as a place with expectation, boundary, and relationship. Ravi/Lola brings you to a neighborhood filled with just that, using both the real and imagined, the described and anecdotal, to create another whimsical world of wonder for each listener to travel to. This album is only audio but it’s also an invitation to stop by, to visit, and get to know. Look out for the pinstripers, say hi to Mike the Mailman, get a history lesson, a school picture, or confront the duality in us all.
released August 9, 2019
Casey Seymour - vocals, guitar, keyboard, organ, synthesizer, sitar, percussion
Anton Sieger - bass, guitar, waves, backing vocals on "Scholar Gurda, John"
Robert Thomas - keyboard, organ, piano, guitar
All songs written and produced by Casey Seymour
Recorded and Mixed by Dante Fumo at The Workshop
Additional recording by Casey Seymour at Auer House
Mastered by Justin Perkins at Mystery Room Mastering
Artwork by James Green, Nick Wieczorkowski, and Adam Melis
Layout by Nick Wieczorkowski
Ravi/Lola is a psychedelic baroque/pop group. What began as a home recording project is now a live group combining unique lyricism and instrumentation that draws inspiration from the ordinary, every day life.
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