Kramies

Kramies

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Kramies (pronounced Kraim-iss) is a Dutch American singer-songwriter and recording artist based in Colorado, USA. Kramies' style is haunting and romantic, with an aura of dreams and fairy tales, striking a balance between whimsy and melancholia. His unique vocal style has been described as eerie and soothing.

Biography

Kramies (pronounced Kraim-iss) is a Dutch American singer-songwriter and recording artist based in Colorado, USA. Kramies' style is haunting and romantic, with an aura of dreams and fairy tales, striking a balance between whimsy and melancholia. His unique vocal style has been described as eerie and soothing. In 2011 Kramies signed with Australia's Hidden Shoal Recordings and released to much critical acclaim The European EP. In 2013 Kramies teamed up with Jason Lytle of Grandaddy and Todd Tobias to record his much anticipated new EP "The Wooden Heart" on Hidden Shoal Recordings. "The Wooden Heart" was voted the #1 Fan Favorite Album/EP of 2013. Kramies also has older albums and EP's other various labels(see discography below), co-produced by Todd Tobias (Robert Pollard, Guided by Voices).[1] In 2014 with the success of "The Wooden Heart", Kramies decided to go back into the studio and re-record a few of his past songs just the way he wrote them, cut back, live and on acoustic. He teamed up with Grant Wilson from the Syfy hit TV show Ghost Hunters. Grant, a brilliant music composer, wrote and recorded piano on a few of the tracks. On May 22, 2014 this small collection of acoustic songs was released as a free EP titled The Folklore Sessions and has received much acclaim and notice in the press. The Wooden Heart has gone on to receive many awards including EP of the Year, Song of the Year, BBC top 10, as well as others. In 2015 after many glowing international reviews, interviews and mentions Kramies teamed up once again with producer Jason Lytle of Grandaddy to release The Fate That Never Favored Us. The single has received much attention and was named "Song Of The Day" by French music magazine Les Inrockuptibles. In the Spring of 2015 Kramies left the States for a small tour in France. There he played a sold out show at the famous Le Grand Théâtre in Angers, France which led to the release of his "forêts antiques" live EP in October 2015. Kramies's live EP "forêts antiques" was listed as Top Albums of 2015 by Paris magazine Pop Cultures & Co. After three successful years of releasing albums, reviews, interviews and small bits of touring, in a recent interview at the end of 2015 Kramies mentioned that he was going to use 2016 to focus on writing and recording his new album.

In 2016 while Kramies worked on writing his new album to be released late 2017, he wrote and recorded a new single/duet which features the wonderful French singer-songwriter Alma Forrer. Released on May 18th 2016 the duet "Into The Sparks" has once again received much acclaim from all around Europe.

Lyrics

Castle Of Ghosts

Written By: Kramies

Its my fault
If I forget your name
But with thought
The hillsides are green
And you come tumbling down
Next to me

Marching like soldiers thru the heart of winter
Painting walls up where the air seems thinner
Castles come crumbling down
We’ll be just ghosts here waiting for you

Cobblestone streets
Scarf’s in the fall
Landing under your feet
Standing tall
As the radio plays
Our favorite songs
On the westward freeways
Out of town

Marching like soldiers thru the heart of winter
Painting walls up where the air seems thinner
Castles come crumbling down
We’ll be just ghosts here waiting for you

Castles of ghosts
Surround me drown me
My walls sleep naked
Still five years later

Streets Of Venice

Written By: Kramies

Like a missile I’ve come and gone this time around
Actor taking his final bows
Hovercrafts that been broken thru hovering tests
Left to litter The Streets of Venice

We can take what you want
We can bring down the sun
Crash explode into space
And watch the pieces fall down
Throwing lies at the sun
And just let it go
Just let it go

We cut thru fields and blankets of white shinny snow
Making foreign yet see thru signs
Captivating the constant movements of your eye
Horses crossing the coastal lines

We can take what you want
We can bring down the sun
Crash explode into space
And watch the pieces fall down
Throwing lies at the sun
And just let it go
Just let it go

Manor And The Fountain

Written By: Kramies

I tried to warn you
I tried to break your unwilling heart
You tried to fall back and I fell apart

I didn’t want to hurt
Take all your treasures or leave you with pain
Yet I stole your hideouts
Now its not the same

So you tip toed to float thru the waters
As your eyes curse the rays of the sun
In the alleys we’d mingle with strangers
Thru holidays we knew were wrong

Both undercover
Both had this handled
But you killed the start
I left for minutes while you fell apart

Cause I caught you with eyes out of focus
So I rode back to quickly from charm
Now we’re haunted by torches you’ve smothered
In this manor, manor and fountain
In this manor, manor and fountain
In this manor , this manor and fountain

Count down the days just for fun just for fun
Count down the days just for fun just for fun
Count down the days just for fun just for fun

I tried to warn you
I tried to break your unwilling heart

Discography

Golden Like A New Thing 2008 (ACM Records)

Manor And The Fountain / Streets Of Venice Single 2009 (ACM Records)

Castle Of Ghosts Single
2010 (ACM Records)

Castle Of Ghosts Album
2010 (ACM Records)

The European
Fall 2010 (Poltergeist Records Dublin Ireland)