Liam Singer: The Ocean

    Liam Singer: The Ocean

    Liam Singer is a musician and composer based in Catskill, NY. He has released a new album titled The Ocean, which is inspired by his experiences and reflections on the sea. The album features instrumental and vocal pieces, some of which are based on poems by E.E. Cummings, Rabindranath Tagore and Grouper. Singer plays piano and sings, accompanied by violin, cello and percussion. The album is a sparse and intimate exploration of the ocean as a symbol of mystery, longing and the unknown.

    The album was partially funded by a Kickstarter campaign and recorded during the pandemic lockdown. Singer plans to donate all proceeds from sales of the album to a collection of nonprofits dedicated to ocean preservation. The album is available on Bandcamp, Spotify and other streaming platforms.

    Singer has been making music since 2003, when he released his debut album Our Secret Lies Beneath the Creek. He has since released six more albums, including The Pearl, Dislocatia and Finish Him. His music combines classical, folk and experimental elements, often featuring complex piano arrangements and layered vocals. He has collaborated with various musicians and artists, such as Wendy Allen, Alexander Turnquist and Elliot Rose.

    Some of the nonprofits that Singer supports with his album are Oceana, The Ocean Conservancy and The Surfrider Foundation. These organizations work to protect the ocean and its wildlife from threats such as overfishing, pollution and climate change. Singer hopes that his music can raise awareness and inspire action for the preservation of the ocean.

    To listen to his music, you can visit his website or his Bandcamp page You can also follow him on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You can also watch some of his live performances and interviews on YouTube.

    Some of the poems that Singer used for his album are “maggie and milly and molly and may” by E.E. Cummings, “Sail Away” by Rabindranath Tagore and “Heavy Water / I’d Rather be Sleeping” by Grouper. Singer says that he chose these poems because they resonated with his personal feelings and experiences of the ocean. He also says that he wanted to pay tribute to some of his favorite poets and musicians who have influenced his work.

    Singer recorded the album during the lockdown in his home studio, with the help of some of his friends who live nearby. He says that the lockdown was both a challenge and an opportunity for him to focus on his music and finish the album. He also says that he felt a sense of urgency and responsibility to share his music with the world, especially during these difficult times.

    The album has received positive reviews from critics and fans alike. Some of the praise that the album has received are:

    • “A beautiful and haunting album that captures the essence of the ocean and its mysteries.” – Indie Music Review
    • “Singer’s piano and voice are mesmerizing, and his arrangements are intricate and elegant. The Ocean is a musical journey that will take you to places you’ve never been before.” – Folk Radio UK
    • “The Ocean is a stunning achievement that showcases Singer’s talent and vision. He has created a unique and original sound that blends classical, folk and experimental influences. The Ocean is a must-listen for anyone who loves music and the sea.” – The Wire
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