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Michael Krassner

  • 1. This Time
    2. Water Lets the Life In
    3. You're Such a Fool
    4. Glass in Garden
    5. Atcnement Song
    6. Remedios the Beauty
    7. Maybellene
    8. Business of Death
    9. To Lose Is to Gain
    10. Dawn
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 313

  • Credits

    The Lofty Pillars: Michael Krassner; Wil Hendricks (guitar, piano); Charles Kim, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Jim Becker, Glenn Kotche, Steve Poulton, Jessica Billey, Gerald Dowd, Joseph Ferguson, Ryan Hembrey, Ernest Long.
    Producers: Michael Krassner, Joseph Ferguson.
    Engineers: Michael Krassner, Joseph Ferguson.
    Personnel: Glenn Kotche (drums, percussion).
    Audio Mixers: Joe Ferguson ; Michael Krassner .
    Recording information: Truckstop Audio Recording Compa.
    Photographer: Braden King.
    Unknown Contributor Roles: Jessica Billey; Wil Hendricks; Ernst Long; Ryan Hembrey; Steve Poulton; Gerald Dowd; Jim Becker; Charles Kim.
    Arranger: Fred Lonberg-Holm.
    Contrary to Michael Krassner's pedigree as the founder of the improvisational Chicago underground unit Boxhead Ensemble, his self-titled debut is a straightforward and gorgeously understated collection of piano ballads steeped in the formal traditions of '70s pop. Though not the most technically proficient singer, Krassner's wavering vocals lend added poignance to his sweetly melancholy songs, from the Lennonesque "You're Such a Fool" to the waltz-like "To Lose Is to Gain"; exquisitely atmospheric and frequently affecting, it's a fine debut. ~ Jason Ankeny

  • Critic Reviews
    Magnet (8-9/99, p.79) - "...Krassner's songs resonate....It's a classic voyeur trip; you can't tuen away or help but wonder if among these crescendos and broken hearts there's something worth gazing at."
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