The word ‘Insignify’ is a portmanteau of two words:
(1) Signify: To symbolize something; to be an indication of
(2) Insignificance: Being unimportant; having no consequence
Insignify denotes the quest for purpose in the overarching meaninglessness of life. It is a concept album, told from a musician’s point of view, that deals with issues of existentialism, the significance of human life, narcissism, craving importance, insecurity and the search for reason. The protagonist of this story, Vincent, goes through the entire range of these emotions within the span of a single day. In Hindustani music, many ragas are associated with a particular time of day or night; for the compositions within this album, ragas specific to the time in the story are often used as departure points. The album features 10 tracks: The Wait, Merchant of Dreams, Elusive Light, Mirrors, Someone New, Purpose, Suicide Note, Insignify, Within, and School of Atlantis.
‘Canvas of Silence’ is Rainburn’s debut release, a 5-song extended play disc released in late 2014/early 2015, available worldwide on iTunes, Amazon and various other platforms. ‘Canvas of Silence’ was one of Classic Rock magazine’s Top 5 Prog Albums of 2015, #14 on DPRP’s list of the best progressive metal albums of 2014, and helped Rainburn garner a nomination in the category of ‘Best International Act’ at Ireland’s Pure M Awards.