Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Jeremy Larson

I'd like to welcome Kate Wieking as a new writer at Muzik Dizcovery. She used to work for the excellent review site The Album Project, and now she will lend her skills here.

There’s a good chance that if you are of the indie/alternative music persuasion you’ve already heard Jeremy Larson.  He may be one of the most accomplished musicians you’ve never heard of.  The self-taught string master has contributed string arrangements to albums by Sleeping At Last, MuteMath, and Eisley and is forming a supergroup with Darren King (MuteMath) and Stacy DuPree King (Eisley).  Most significantly, Larson has 3 albums out as an orchestral-based singer/songwriter and an EP out under his Beach Boys-influenced side project Fort Christmas.  His most recent release, They Reappear, is a cinematic soundtrack of Larson’s signature unaffected vocals, ambitious songwriting, and soaring melodies.  If you’re in the mood for something less high-concept, check out my personal favorite of his discography, Salvation Club, a collection of melancholy piano pieces in the vein of Copeland.  Larson isn’t going anywhere, so the sooner you get on this bandwagon, the better. Check out Salvation Club here.

1 comment:

  1. Great piece. I've been needing to invest some time into this man for a long time, maybe I'll get around to it soon.