"After a decade of hiding in the shadows as a sideman and session musician, Erik Kramer is stepping out with a powerful first collection of songs entitled, Missed the Boat. The 27-year old Brooklyn resident's bass playing has been featured on records by Endangered Speeches, Sun Cut Flat, Sonnymoon, The Blind Woods, and more."
I'll admit that I hadn't heard of Erik Kramer until now, but I'm definitely glad he's taken the leap to writing his own stuff. It might not be everyone's cup of tea, but the maturity and musicality of this track are so tangible - much like the vivid dream which it seems to drift through.
I can only imagine that Missed the Boat is going to be a project accompanied by exquisite live shows, interesting videos (the "Seagulls" video is set to drop soon) and great artwork.
I'll be following this release closely to see how expansive Kramer's influences might be and if they manifest in wildly different songs or if the album is focused on a particular sound.