Layers and Frames Background Info
Layers And Frames (LNF) is the musical brainchild of Frederic Brewer, a French-American instrumentalist and songwriter who spent 4 years in China, served in the Peace Corps and developed a signature sound reflecting the globalized world. While living in Sichuan Province he released his debut “Hubu” and a series of stop-motion videos – including the mini-film “Thank You” – based on his trans-Pacific experiences. LNF has toured both in a trio and as a solo act, carrying his voice, guitar and looping pedals across stages in China, Europe and the US.
After finishing a score of shows in Western Europe, LNF located to Avignon, France and began searching for new inspiration in the writings of Jung, Huxley and the Doctor Joseph Murphy. When not absorbed in the words of these compelling thinkers, LNF continued his experiments with the guitar and live looping, also adding piano explorations to his vocabulary. It wasn’t long before he stumbled upon the musical and lyrical framework which would become his second recording, the EP titled “Infinite Release.”
First off, this isn’t your typical music. Perhaps more so than most musicians, Frederic Brewer’s influences are world-wide and you can certainly hear how each of his destinations have influenced his music. Layers and Frames is more of an entrancing, holistic, brain-teasing type of music that will immediately slow the world around you. More than simply listening to music, listening to Layers and Frames is an experience. And something tells me that wasn’t just a happy accident on the part of Frederic Brewer. He creates music that transcends mere notes, melodies and sounds.
I would suggest you have some friends over, maybe have some drinks, play some cards, or sit around a fire pit (if you have one) and listen to Layers and Frames. If you are alone and in need of something relaxing, or perhaps you just had a terrible day, Layers and Frames is the perfect remedy. This music is going to make you feel things that you’ve never felt before. It will make you think in ways you’ve never thought before. It will both amaze you and confound you. It isn’t just music for the ears, it’s music for the brain and soul as well.
After listening to “Infinite Release”, the latest EP from Layers and Frames, I absolutely fell in love with the song “I Could Just Sit Here” and I think you will also. It’s kind of trippy and psychedelic, kind of Electronic, kind of Pop. It’s brilliant! I have been thinking for a while how best to describe the song and the best I can come up with is – this song is sexy. The deepness of the vocals, the echoes, the quickened, yet, laid back pace of the song all combine to create something almost otherworldly. Add in a short but extremely effective guitar solo drenched in effects, and this song is easily in my Top 10 of the year.
So there you have it! Soul food courtesy the musical genius of Layers and Frames. Brilliantly calming and mood altering music with intelligent lyrics, passion, and emotion. After you’ve finished listening and being thoroughly entertained, be sure to check out the links below for Layers and Frames. Also be sure to share with your friends and as always, enjoy!
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