Released 2008: Moods: Piano Music by American Women Composers, North/South Recordings
An expression of the profound realization that some of life’s deepest yearnings may remain unfulfilled, seemingly just out of reach – just ‘always almost.’ Yet from this sadness music arose.
Reviews of Always Almost
“Rain Worthington’s piano compositions are quite striking in terms of the mood each of them sets and also the way she seems to always get mileage out of her materials. There is a surprise for the ear at every turn. She weaves melodic lines in an almost magical way, always leading the ear to unexpected places!” – Max Lifchitz, pianist North/South Recordings
“Rain Worthington’s mood sketches…have a delicate wistfulness and Satie-like repose. I’m not often a fan of minimalism, but these chordal repetitions and loopings are strangely compelling. ‘Almost Always’, the album’s finale, express, in the composer’s words, yearnings that “remain unfulfilled, seemingly out of reach”. Closing the album on this 6-minute fade-out is a daring idea.” – Jack Sullivan, (American Record Guide, January/February 2010)