All This Time We Could Have Been Friends[CD]
Lauri Kranz sings quietly. Quiet enough to drive most sound engineers half crazy. It is a voice that draws the listener to her, invites them in. Her second release, 'All This Time We Could Have Been Friends', is a haunting 6 song mini album, filled sparsely with piano, organs and meancholic guitars. It was recorded in Los Angeles with a coterie of musicians including Jeff Martin (Idaho), Josh Grange (Victoria Williams) and Buddy Judge (Aimee Mann, Liz Phair). In the three years since the release of Kranz's debut album, 'How to Disappear', the songwriter has lived in as disparate cities as Paris, France and Hartford, CT. 'They are not as different as you might imagine', says Kranz, 'no matter where you travel, you still end up with yourself'. Lauri Kranz is happy to be back home in Los Angeles, playing music with her friends. NEWS: Lauri Kranz's cover of Fleetwood Mac's 'Go Your Own Way' is the advance single off of her upcoming album. PRESS: 'Lauri Kranz has accomplished something many musicians with significantly more years of experience often never seem to grasp: she has found the perfect style for both her songwriting style and her beautiful voice. The quiet, stark and personal nature of the music leaves you hanging on her every word, straining to pay attention and thus despite the album's quiet nature, this is not an album meant to be soothing or lulling. Rather, Kranz uses the softer approach to drive home her personal lyrics and the beauty of her voice. It's a fantastic combination and with some talented friends helping out, she's crafted a fantastic mini album that leaves you wanting more.' Jeff Marsh - Delusions of Adequacy 'Dark, delicate and haunted.....this is something to cue up when you crave reflection, melancholy and solitude.' Chris Kriofske - Splendidezine.com 'A haunting collection of songs by someone who knows how to convey her innermost sentiments.' Bill Konig - CMJ.
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