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"And the Wind Blew It All Away" is out now! 
New Kramer Single & Video "Falling Skies"

WATCH / LISTEN & SHARE: "Falling Skies" by Kramer

Today, Kramer shares his brand new LP, And the Wind Blew It All Away, out now via Shimmy-Disc/Joyful Noise Recordings. This record is Kramer's first solo LP of completely original material since 1998's Songs From The Pink Death.

Alongside the record's release comes its focus track, "Falling Skies," with an accompanying music video. Kramer wrote of the single, saying:

"Love is the furnace into which all things are dropped. this is the song that sparked the first ecstatic embers of this LP.

John Cassavetes said, 'People need Love but they don't know how to find it, and if they do somehow manage
to find it, they don't know how to keep it.'

I have kept every Love I have ever had, down to the very last trickling flames. I still have them here with me. Imagine a world in which this was true for everyone. Imagine. just Imagine."


Speaking on the new LP itself, he continued:

"A terrifying wind is coming. I recorded this LP as I wondered, through sound and song, if I’ll ever collaborate on making music with another artist by my side again, or live to see another New Year’s Eve, or ever hear my daughter’s voice again, or ever Love again. Time will darken it. It always does.

Do I really want to be the last man standing, in a wind like this one?"

Order the limited-edition "Windy Grey Day" colored vinyl LP
(mail order shipping now) 
all music and lyrics by Kramer 
(except “Winter Lady” by Leonard Cohen)
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Kramer
"And the Wind Blew It All Away"

SHIMMY-2004

1. Falling Skies
2. The Rain
3. The Wind
4. The Crying
5. No Words
6. In Absentia
7. The Heartache
8. She Knows
9. The Killing
10. Winter Lady (Leonard Cohen)

"Kramer’s work in music covers a vast spectrum of sound, unified only by an unwavering commitment to experimentation and collaboration."
The Big Takeover

"Like a reluctant seer refracting what he sees through the prism of his own experience, Kramer’s voice here, both the authorial and literal, has a dream-like, allusive quality that somehow manages to both put your nerves slightly on edge while soothing them in the same instant."
Stereo Embers

"A blackened composition that makes like a Nick Cave song turned highly confessional [...] the sort of track that will stick with you long after it’s finished playing."
Glide

"The atmospheric track underpinned by echoey vocals and soft, layered instrumentals feels like a lullaby before the heart-wrenching lyrics catch up to you."
EARMILK

"Beyond announcing Kramer’s first truly solo album in some 23 years, 'The Crying,' both in sound and visual representation, brings us a portrait of an artist that refuses, as ever, to hide behind artifice, to front with any show of false bravado (a phrase that is redundant to point of absurdity), instead proceeding as straight ahead and hellbent as possible through the sheer wonderment of pain and loss and age, damn life’s shitty torpedoes."
Stereo Embers

Today, Kramer shares his brand new LP, And the Wind Blew It All Away, out now via Shimmy-Disc/Joyful Noise Recordings. This record is Kramer's first solo LP of completely original material since 1998's Songs From The Pink Death.

Alongside the record's release comes its focus track, "Falling Skies," with an accompanying music video. Kramer wrote of the single, saying:

"Love is the furnace into which all things are dropped. this is the song that sparked the first ecstatic embers of this LP.

John Cassavetes said, 'People need Love but they don't know how to find it, and if they do somehow manage
to find it, they don't know how to keep it.'

I have kept every Love I have ever had, down to the very last trickling flames. I still have them here with me. Imagine a world in which this was true for everyone. Imagine. just Imagine."


Speaking on the new LP itself, he continued:

"A terrifying wind is coming. I recorded this LP as I wondered, through sound and song, if I’ll ever collaborate on making music with another artist by my side again, or live to see another New Year’s Eve, or ever hear my daughter’s voice again, or ever Love again. Time will darken it. It always does.

Do I really want to be the last man standing, in a wind like this one?"

 

LUMBEROB is coming!
And if you missed our previous newsletter,
don't miss "Words & Music, Book One" 
WATCH / LISTEN & SHARE: "At Apollinaire’s Grave" by Allen Ginsberg (Words) & Kramer (Music)
WATCH / LISTEN & SHARE: "Army" by Gregory Corso (Words) & Kramer (Music)
Order the limited-edition "Paper White" vinyl LP
(mail order shipping now) 
LP Mixed & Mastered by Kramer.
Stream / Buy Here

"Words & Music, Book One" 
by Kramer & Various Writers

SHIMMY-2002
1. Gregory Corso - “Army”
2. Tina May Hall - “The Extinction Museum”
3 Sam Lipsyte - “Home Land” (Excerpt)
4. Christine Schutt - “An Unseen Hand Passed Over Their Bodies”
5. Gary Lutz - “It Collects In Me"
6. Allen Ginsberg - “At Apollinaire’s Grave”
7. Dawn Raffel - “Flesh, Blood"
8. Jason Schwartz - “Jackal Pattern” 
9. Kathryn Scanlan - “Vagrants”
10. Scott McClanahan - “James”
11a. Terry Southern - “Surrealist Dialog”
11b. Terry Southern - “A Proclamation”

Make Art, Make Love, Die
-Kramer
 
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