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Lawrence Blatt

San Francisco's Lawrence Blatt delivers piercing, original compositions played on acoustic finger-style guitar. His unique sound stems in part from his fusion of classical and modern performance techniques. Blatt shares a little about his mode of playing to create his distinctive sound. "As a solo instrumentalist, I have to let my guitar be my voice. I try to create moods and express feelings by using alternate tunings, by careful attention to musical dynamics and intonation and by layering percussive sounds behind the main voice of the guitar. Sometime playing a phase softer or louder can have a significant impact on what is communicated

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Lyrical Stories in Music: Jakob Dinesen & Jean-Sebastian Simonoviez, FLOW and Michael Vincent Waller

Read "Lyrical Stories in Music: Jakob Dinesen & Jean-Sebastian Simonoviez, FLOW and Michael Vincent Waller" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Saying that a piece of music is lyrical presupposes a quality that is hard to define. You know what it is until you need to explain it. The Cambridge Dictionary says that it means: “expressing personal thoughts and feelings in a beautiful way," which doesn't really say much. In music, storytelling is just as elusive. It's ...

Flow

FLOW stands for Fiona Joy, Lawrence Blatt, Jeff Oster and Will Ackerman. Its a New Age group formed out of friendship and a history of working and playing together over eight years. FLOW is a New Age music group – Will Ackerman, Fiona Joy, Lawrence Blatt and Jeff Oster. In early 2015, Lawrence Blatt invited Fiona Joy and Jeff Oster to join him at Will Ackerman’s Imaginary Road Studios to create an album Inspired by the iconic Windham Hill ensembles. Once recording began, it became clear that Will could be an essential part of this group as an artist as well as producer. When invited, Will was happy to join the others and FLOW was born

The Color of Sunshine

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2009
Track listing: Look to the Sun; The Color of Sunshine; Gray Salt Marsh; Infrared: The Abyss; Alhambra (The Red); Orange Blossom Honey; Jaune (Yellow); Green Corn and Spring; Mar Azul; Violet Blue; UV Radiations; Black Rock Beach; White Light; Reach for the Rainbow.

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Lawrence Blatt: The Color of Sunshine

Read "The Color of Sunshine" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

The magical ability of music, not just to entertain the senses but to touch the auditory nerves and to trigger a flood of emotions, has never been in doubt. Some music can lay claim to unlocking the mysterious ingredients that strike such subliminal chords. To do it with unabashed grace is also rare. Somehow Lawrence Blatt ...


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