Showcasing his North Wales recording studio, this latest series of entirely self produced songs are available to watch on Youtube, and high quality .wav files are downloadable for free via Soundcloud. The latest video 'Astrakhan' is out today!.
Having aquired many orchestral instruments on ebay over the winter, John puts them into action here, fusing Jazz with Death Metal to create this feel good masterpiece 'Turds!'
A clone band of John Lawrences, playing a whacky fusion of death metal classic rock and jazz, Exploring the dystopian reality of modern corporate driven politics .. Mad? Genius? or both? You decide.....
The first in the new series, Insectoid shopping spree is the result of a long winter spent with a begged and borrowed drum kit.. A forward progression following the album, Songs from the precipce, John explores the infinite possibilities of Jazz rock.
CD Album / Download. Released 07 September 2015
Organic, original and timeless, SFTP shifts through many genres seamlessly, Classic rock, high octane country, psychedelia, jazz, folk. An intense, eclectic, yet finely focused masterpiece. Available from iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Cdbaby, or direct from Lawrence Music, using the paypal button below.
“Lawrence emerges as a 21st Century troubadour of the highest calibre”; “Former Gorky’s guitarist scales dizzy heights of semi-acoustic excellence.”
"Lawrence inhabits a stylistic spectrum that has jazz man Stanley Jordan at one end, Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi at the other with John Martyn in the middle.”
"Stylistically it’s like a lost, vintage CSNY album, with aching pedal steel, dense acoustic guitars and heart-rending, uplifting vocals and harmonies. “Rainy Night” conveys the atmosphere of living in one of the wettest areas of the British Isles,"
John Lawrence, a founding member of Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci, with four critically acclaimed solo albums under his belt, is also one of Wales’ leading record producers as well as busy live sound engineer. He writes a diverse range of music, cohesive in its timelessness, seamlessly blending classic rock, folk, blues, funk and jazzy genres, whilst somehow keeping its feet firmly on the ground.
Recording alone in his studio, based in the remote mountains of Snowdonia, North Wales, John has a unique approach to orchestrating the sound of a full band. Layering all the instruments himself, allows him to create more intricate arrangements, and express his creativity and vision through his multi instrumental talents. Inspired by the fabulous dark sky views of the heavens above the rugged landscape, attuned to the magic of existence, John likes to push himself musically with an holistic approach to production, that translates into incredibly beautiful, boundary transcending music.
Highly melodic, his solo acoustic live set stands out, with a mature and percussive guitar style and a broad minded approach to the singer songwriter form.