Rote Raupe says
Drake is of course a historically well-known name: already in the 16th century Sir Francis Drake sailed around the world for the Empire and he is still considered to be the big shot of British seafaring. Also no slight namesake for William D. is his colleague Nick Drake. Another historical reference: “The Rising Of The Lights” was the name for a mysterious plague claiming people’s lives in 18th-century London. William D. Drake liked this name so much that he used it as the title of his fourth album, which presents itself with a fairly opulent baroque range, with humming organ to which clarinet, harmonium, moog, guitar, saxophome and much more is added. Despite all this variety the album is a coherent whole and a masterpiece.
Translation by Roel Daamen