These Singles- All Of A Sudden, Up On The Bluffs, What If + bonus trak COTB, are released today 4/23/13 for digital only- mp3 & uncompressed cd quality
Discussions are under way to work with a producer(s)~ We’re picking 3 of the strongest traks, rework /record/ mix to get these songs “world class”, release asap. Then do again with the next 3, for release a few months later. With another round of this cycle, press CDs for releasing the album collection, Spellbound.
So, without a doubt we’re upping our game for all the right reasons, but taking a bit longer, stay tuned! ~Larry
All Of A Sudden adv 11/20~ Romp rooted in boogie-woogie ala Leon Russel, dig the cheesy organ. About the moment each of us recognizes something’s changed in a relationship- you have to see them ASAP!
Up On The Bluffs 1/22- lyrics by Kim De Meo~ inspired by Winfield, a timeless, old soul islander resort doorman, full of dignity & grace, twinkle in his eye, offers to take our photo then shares his special gift- a small bottle of choral pink sand, and many stories…
What If? 3/19 written/performed ’09, reworked~ posing the age old question, What If all our perceived reality wasn’t at all what it appears? taken a step further, and how it might even change our world…
Listed below is the prospective full album, Spellbound
1) All Of A sudden
2) Leap Of Faith
3) Spellbound- by Saklad & Kim De Meo
4) You Said My Name- lyrics De Meo
5) Up On The Bluffs- lyrics De Meo
6) Oh Philadelphia
7) Under The Milky Way Tonight
8) Don’t You See?
9) Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
10) What If?
+ bonus trak(s) Christmas On The Block 10/23/12 ©Alan Mann by permission, features Kenn Kweder blues harp, mixed ’12, which opened doors last year live, on air & online. Newly recorded guitar traks and special attention to drum & bass, sibilance & sweetening are all fresh ear candy!
Following his fall ’06 debut release, Yet2B, Larry Saklad has been performing regionally, both in support of those songs, Oh Philadelphia and new writing. This year brings us another collection of fresh recordings, SAKLAD, all relate to finding peace in a decidedly un-peaceful place.
As accomplished, both on piano and guitar, Larry’s songs reflect an interplay of each instrument weaving counterpoint against the other. This focus shifts throughout the collection and within most songs. His singing also has shifted- earlier known for his plaintive raw passion, he pushes it with gentler intensity. “Oh Philadelphia” articulates contrast along with the resonance of “Tethered”, while “I Been Told” woos us in refreshing harmony with Kim De Meo, also co-writer.
Contrasts abound, with keyboard textures, electric/ acoustic guitars and drums all providing support for an ever-changing genre. From full-on rock anthems to acoustic ballads and funky-folk pop, Saklad crafts thoughtful and catchy insight about our world, in the light of redefining what is reality/ illusion, as in “Comedy of Errors”. Ultimately, truth lies only within our relationships with each other, and no avoiding God as relates to the mindset of peace.
Some may say, peace sounds kind of boring, but experiencing SAKLAD’s art is anything but: consider the 1st single,”Salt In My Coffee”!