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It took 2 years to make Robert Kramer's new album, so when Shadow Logic was finally released on the 1st of November, 2016 it caused more excitement and commotion than the smell of freshly baked bread on a sunday morning.
An accomplished stage and studio musician, Robert Kramer has been on the Midwest, US music scene for over 20 years. His vocal and compositional styles have been compared to those of artists like Sting, Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen.He is a skilled keyboard and guitar player, a maestro on the microphone and a seasoned composer specializing in many styles of music, from Pop, Rock and Blues, to Jazz, Classical, Orchestral and Folk.
Kramer has independently produced and released a good number of solo projects as well as performed on and produced on other artists' projects. Although starting his career in the early '70s as a musician for other bands, he became involved writing avante-garde novelty rock/jazz music loosely based on the compositions of Frank Zappa and the early Mothers Of Invention, and toured sporatically with the theatrical show band "Dr. Bizarro & The Disgustos". Performing mostly for custom vanner festivals, playing in front of as many as 10,000 or more in outdoor venues, the act had an ever-changing line-up, and despite a growing fanbase among the vanner crowd, a mention of the band and its fanbase in Rolling Stone Magazine, and a brief reunion in the early '90s, the group disbanded - but not before recording an unreleased series of albums, the entire catalog of which is scheduled to be released one album at a time starting this summer. Kramer also has a couple of well-heeled musicians he's elbowed with over the years, including one of the premiere Zappa frontman/instrumentalists Napoleon
Murphy Brock. Associating with precision talent the likes of ANYTHING Zappa makes me anxious to see what other Kramer projects might be ahead.
Many years on, Robert is still making music and staying loyal to fans of his solo projects. His latest release features 15 exceptional songs with a variety of musical styles ranging from Pop, Rock and Jazz, to R&B, Reggae and Stadium Rock - It's got something for everyone.
Shadow Logic is available to listen to and download directly from Robert Kramer's website.
(source: SRL Press Network)