Kramies “Of All The Places Been & Everything The End” Reviewed at Liverpool Sound & Vision

“Of all you have seen within your life time, how much of them do you truly remember, is everything that you think you witnessed, every eye-capturing moment, something you observed, or is it the product of the emotions of what you felt running through your veins at the time; not everything you perceive to be real is true, not all the ins you have placed in a map and the images of them in your mind’s eye are everything they could have possibly been.

Of All The Places Been & Everything The End is the sign that acknowledges this phenomenon, the nostalgia captured by Kramies in the six strong song E.P. is one of determination, a reflection of the picturesque feeling in which the places seen and the exquisite race towards the end of all we understand, is forthcoming and a remembrance of all that we might believe about a particular city, town or building visited. It is a tale steeped in the attitude of the Progressive, whilst being one of heart narrated by the curiously contemplative and melancholic.

Of All The Places Been & Everything The End doesn’t set out to be a crucial expose of the use of landscapes and human topiary within the epic like journey into imagination, and yet through the combination of Kramies own style and the three producers used, the overriding effect is about management, of how we are shaped by our experiences, and those we sometimes think we have encountered.

Through the songs The Woods, The Storm & The Tale, Of All The Places Been, Ireland, The Writings, Everything The End and the E.P.s single The Hill Dweller, the sense of balance is achieved in between the unearthly, almost ethereal lyric and added orchestration by David Goodheim, Jason Lytle, Todd Tobias and Jerry Becker, a release of magic takes place, the music sways as if performing a dance of its own creation, guided in ways that the listener can only dream of seeing but has to settle for the idea that it resembles a place you had thought you had seen before and realising it is far from what you remember, that the alleyways and pull of the people’s lives are far more interesting now that what they ever were.

A set of songs that captures the melancholy of human existence and raises it up to be praised and enjoyed.”

- Liverpool Sound & Vision

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