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After two years of writing, culling, and collaborating in Brooklyn, NY, LM is about to release her third full-length album, "Frolicking in the Land of Slaughter." Over the course of two years, she's written almost fifty songs, choosing only ten songs in a tireless effort aimed at quality control.
The Brooklynization of music scenes everywhere inspired her to choose her North Floridian roots as the subject for many songs, and she's moved the effort from Brooklyn to the first coast to record and release the new album. Her first record "Salesman's Girl," (Hightone Records/David Lowery), and her second record "Let Evening Come," (Ocean of Sound/ dÄlek) received critical acclaim and media reception for their lyrical prowess, innovative sound, and back story.
Her voice may summon Yoko Ono’s primal scream, Bjork’s space fairy, and the dark hymns of Fiona Apple, Lucinda Williams, and Hope Sandoval, but "Frolicking in the Land of Slaughter" isn’t all about Minor’s mesmerizing vocals. It' summons the darkness of war, death, and solitude as it is met by the resilience of the human spirit. This sophomore solo effort combines fiery blues and indie-country incantations with backslid, drugged-out, and sexed-up psychedelia.Read More
Let Evening Come,” c.2005. All songs written & arranged by Laura Minor. Recorded at Sweetwood Sound, Parsippany, NJ and Mayan Ruins, Newark, NJ by dälek and Oktopus. Produced by dälek, Oktopus & Laura Minor. "The Beast" recorded and co-produced by Ben Lovett at Sunny Heights Studio, Los Angeles, CA. All songs mixed by Alap Momin. Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side, April 2005.
Laura Minor is the future. The Florida native’s Let Evening Come is like My Bloody Valentine meets Lucinda Williams; a pretty blend of shoegazer country. Produced by hip-hop crew dÄlek, whose dark beats augment Minor’s pristine voice, the excellent album is both soulful and haunting.”
Minor’s lyrical gifts are couched in plush musical settings, compliments of co-producers dÄlek and Oktopus. At first glance, it seems mixing Minor and the experimental hip-hop brainiacs makes for mighty strange bedfellows. But it works wonderfully well. Minor’s lovely, shimmering voice wanders through ambient soundscapes that imbue her trademark twang with throbbing reverb and edgy, unexpected electronic fillips.And though critics have gushed about Minor being the next Lucinda Williams, there are moments on this album when she sounds uncannily like more ethereal singers such as Kate Bush and Jane Siberry.” - Kati Schardi, Tallahassee Democrat