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Kristopher James / Press

“Kristopher James conjures up wintery landscapes for “Movement 1”. There is warmth within these tracks of a house waiting to let someone in from the cold. His voice confirms this as the rest of the world appears to be kept at bay with a few basic instruments intended to bring great comfort. Moments on the opener “Runaways” recalls Grizzly Bear at their most honest especially towards the end with the beautiful clear guitar work. “Where Is Your Sting” strips things down further with a guitar shimmering in the distance just within earshot. Kristopher James moves towards more passionate work on “Ships & Branches” by far the most active song on the entire collection. For the finale of “My Heart Wasn’t Ready” Kristopher James utilizes silence to great effect. With large amounts of near-quiet the decay of his voice, the decay of the instruments indicates a deep inner sadness. Organs try to swell up in the background yet they remain unable to defeat the overall sense of me”

"When I heard “My Heart Wasn’t Ready” by Kristopher James, I was floored. From the delicate opening to the powerful close, I was clinging to every word and every note until the final fade out. I then hit “play” and experienced it all over again. Kristopher sings, “You deserve the best of me / A fired heart, a bended knee.” To be honest, I probably never gave that to anyone except myself. What a shame. Maybe I’ll do better next time. I should pay Kristopher for the therapy this song has given me"

“His soft picking was juxtaposed with a strong voice. It was evident right away that this was a man with training. He had full control over his voice and the microphone. His singing was impressive enough to make even a gruff regular remark, “he’s got a good voice.” This seemingly trivial compliment means much more considering the patron was at first miffed at her soccer game being interrupted. Overall, Kristopher James is a talented singer/songwriter whose range and training make him a joy to listen to.”

"Dreamy synth effects blends with this really Folk/Indie vibe in songs that reminds me of Jeff Buckley, Amos Lee and Leonard Cohen. Without the need of wild drum beats, insane bass lines and distortions, Kris manages to create a really meaningful, personal and authentic album with only an acoustic guitar and his great lyrics."

“Kristopher James ... creates interest with his captivating music loaded with soft, acoustic guitar tunes and stunning vocals, leaving you under its spell and forming a dazzling atmosphere all around.”

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