Karl Behrens

Karl Behrens

Karl Behrens


Title
making (songs about) love
Bio
Just a musician trying to spread the love
Location
Los Angeles

Recent Submissions

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Monuments by Karl E. Behr

Mike Mineo

The sullen acoustical melody and woodwind-like clanking works well in conjunction, with that clanking adding an exotic percussive element that reminds me of Sun City Girls. The vocals are understated and opt for atmospheric emotion over variation, which plays well in this track specifically. The lack of structural variation makes for a very hypnotic quality, again reminding me of Sun City Girls' general get-glued-to-your-subconscious approach, which this track succeeds similarly in. In a track about loss, the hypnotic and sullen feel works very well, as do the ghostly backing vocals and lyrics like "lie your soul and spirit, I spoke to your monument / too bad you'll never hear it." Nice effort -- will aim to post this up on OS. Also, if you ever need help with PR for this track or others, feel free to send me an email at mike@obscuresound.com -- I can share my rates and success stories for my servicing upon request. Thanks again for the submission, -Mike

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Dandelion by Karl E. Behr

Mike Mineo

Personable and fun approach to kick things off, with the up-front vocal production providing a serene sense of complacency that works well with the hazy-summer-day vibes I'm getting from this track. I want to play this song on a blue-skied day while lying in a hammock. The punchy halt just past the one-minute mark serves nicely for some infectious variation, as does the playful wordless vocal approach that occurs on occasion. "Dandelion" also touts a lovable minimalism reminiscent of Magnetic Fields or, more recently, Frankie Cosmos. Nice touch with the whistling past the two-minute mark, which plays well off the whoop-like vocal quirk. Nice lo-fi tune that shows a project brimming with potential. Digging it. Feel free to send an email to mike@obscuresound.com if you'd ever like a hand with PR for this track or any others -- I can provide my rates/success stories upon request. Thanks for submitting! -Mike

Nate Maingard

Haha, great start, and then epic when the song properly kicks in! I love it from the first moment, well done there!

I'm getting Elliot Smith meets Grizzly Bear meets M. Ward. Unique and enjoyable. I don't even care about the lyrics initially, which is highly unusual for me!

Overall, a fun and sweet song. "Think I've lost my mind, lovin' you is crazy"

Thanks for sharing and I'll happily pass it on!

Travis Keller

I liked this... although it's not really what I'd normally be into. Reminded a little of Elliott Smith, whom I loved... one of the best (and one of the worst) live performers I've ever seen. I liked the whoops you had in there as well as the beat, both kept it interesting just went I thought I was about to get bored. It's a pretty cool song... quirky but weird enough it didn't feel super coffee house - you know like safe? Starbucks? It wasn't that... which normally where this genre seems to fall for me. 

And I always say... not enough whistling in music. I like what you do... Keep me posted on what you do... thanks. TK


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