When Flowers Fall on the Rain: Plucking out landmines with music


SUMMARY: Could the plucking of guitar strings also pluck landmines out of the earth? With When Flowers Fall on the Rain, the answer is yes. Having just been put on pre-order, the album was recorded by the Chime of Heart Trio, which comprises second-year Jacob Walter, his father Eric Walter, and family friend and close collaborator Steve Cleveland. Combining traditional Cambodian instruments with synth and electric guitar, the record is a conflicted narrative torn between the overwhelming beauty of the natural landscape and the violent deceit of landmines. Produced by the Walters, the album will have all proceeds donated to Landmine Relief Fund (LMRF)—a U.S.–based charity dedicated to de-mining Cambodia by supporting local NGOs such as Cambodia Self-Help Demining.

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Published: Friday, April 26, 2019

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 13, 2020

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