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Dutch-American singer songwriter Kramies, who hails from Ohio in the USA, has spent some time living in Ireland, in a castle no less. He has used these historic and serene surroundings to record new songs. The first of these that I have heard is the haunting, other worldly, ethereal “I Wish I Missed You”. I could go so far as to describe it as a lament, but it also strikes me as a man trying to find feelings that he thinks he ought to have about a past lover. Either way Kramies pours so much heart, soul and emotion into this tune that it haunts your brain in a good ghost kind of way. Check out the beautiful video to accompany the song below.
Between ethereal folk and silky dream-pop with majestic progressions, this new jewel signed Kramies stretches its aerial notes and flies away gently. Deep, elegant and sensitive.
Marcel Proust wrote in Les plaisirs et les jours : “Is not absence, for those who love, the most certain, the most effective, the most vivacious, the most indestructible, the most faithful of presences? ”
I Wish I Missed You is an ode to this absence and presence that does not fade when we loved, when we love. A forest of recollections, fleeting, between sweetness and violence.
Kramies provided a look at the Cam Merton video for “I Wish I Missed You” where the audience is taken to the majesty of Shankill Castle, Ireland where sentiments of longing & earnest expression are coupled like clasped hands held in an ineffable bond of congress.
“I wish i Missed You” is an evocative noisy ballad reminiscent of certain cadences of dream pop, but also the writing of Mark Eitzel ecstatic. To make things more impressive, the stamp and writing Kramies, very close to the folk lullabies of the first Al Stewart. To accompany the song a video directed by film makers and label manager Cam Merton Australia’s Hidden Shoal , the label for which Kramies impact. The video is a dreamlike reverie in the form of a past love.
I have to talk seriously with Kramies, with my rude english to his American accent, we’ll understand us (till here it has works). But well, boy, that’s true, at the beginning we thought it would be easy, we explain that there is an invisible nylon yarn, a card hided in the handle, an optic effect, a mirror trick, and so we clumsily explain his first works talking about light shows or other things. For the following, we’re looking more scientific words, magnets under the table, some chemical reactions, technologic little helpers defying logic, and more or less it’s ok. For the following opus, tour de force, we’re unable yet to find reasons to discuss, so we used the religious fact, all is god will, we create god powers, angels touch, and twisting the phrases in poetical way, lying, and it work… narrowly.