Tim White grew up wooing the mothers of the other neighborhood children with lullabies he would play on a beat up Fisher-Price piano, promising each one of them that he would run away to California with her once he made it big. When Joe Crowley was a young boy he created a wall of sonic dissonance so enormous that it drove his family out of their home to live in the woods. Once he had the house to himself, he built his first home studio. One night as a child Brian Neubauer mixed the howling of dogs with the hum of the crickets to the click and thump of the sprinkler heads and watched as the young girls danced and swayed in the nighttime watering of the lawns. When they finally met on the RIVIERA, they realized as individuals they had certain gifts, but together they could move people..... After many years of experimenting with distorted atmospherics and sensuous harmonies in the mountains high above the urban sprawl, they began to notice certain cultural and climatic anomalies in the city below. The men began to walk with a certain swagger, and the new humidity in the once arid climate had a distinctly feminine smell. There was a population explosion, and those who were born came to the RIVIERA to dance..... Tim, Joe, and Brian assembled a team of experts to execute the low end detonations and high end pyrotechnics with reedy flourishes and wanton females vocals while in the cities and towns men and women left their homes and places of work to gather in great halls and opera houses. When the lights went down and they took the stage RIVIERA was at last..... All Songs by Crowley/White 2008 Ruffiano Records Produced by Riviera Engineered by Brian Neubauer Executive Producer: Eric Farran.
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