Enter the Black Water

by Louis Kling + Symphonic = GringoStarr

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I can't tell you all that has happened in the past 8 months. Not because I don't want to, but because I'm not sure what has happened in the last eight months.

Here's what i do know:

Brindel Morgan and Maudella Minna Klingelhoffer were born at 7:57 and 7:59 PM respectively, May 1st, 2012 in the year of the black water dragon according to Chinese astrology, hence the title of the album. They were born in a tub in our bedroom on 4th Avenue in San Francisco, California, USA, North America, Planet Earth.

It was a beautiful experience, the greatest moment of my life.

Since then it's been a blur yet at the same time an endless experience. Equally the most wonderful and beautiful moments as well as the most trying, difficult, emotionally draining and physically exhausting moments of our lives.

I've never been aware of time passing as much as I am now. It feels like so much time has already passed so fast yet at the the same time when you're in the middle of the day to day grind, it feels like it will be forever. Nights crawl by at a glacial pace. Days fly away before you even have your clothes on or brush your teeth. Forget about showers and eating at a table.

It has been the longest and most sober bender I ever intend to go on.

I've spent the majority of these past eight plus months in a rocking chair trying to put at least one tired baby to sleep. It has given me a lot of time to think of little songs to sing to them while we rock.

"Enter the Black Water" is a living testament of this major change in all of our lives. It marks the beginning of two new lives and the beginning of a new chapter for the rest of us.

I'd like to now thank my loved ones without whom, nothing is possible.

I'm so incredibly fortunate to have a partner like Rochelle, she's the strongest and most amazing person I've ever known.

Killian is a huge positive influence in my life and makes all of our days brighter with his unabashed happiness and genuine charisma. He's a great big brother and the babies worship him.

Both of our extended families and friends are extremely loving and I feel blessed to have such a solid foundation for my children to grow in.

Thank you all. Enjoy the music.


released January 24, 2013



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Louis Kling + Symphonic = GringoStarr South Lake Tahoe, California

Louis Kling, previously known as Symphonic of the Evolutionaries and currently Gringo Starr of H.A.N.R.O.W. is an extremely unique artist. He has mixed all of the styles of his inspiration, with melodic vocals and the heavy rhythmic heartbeat of roots reggae, the energy and grit of indie rock and the wit and cerebral subject matter of classic, conscious hip hop to create something truly original. ... more

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