Let It Come Down has been percolating in Kramer’s mind for over two decades. Nearly 22 years after the doors of his infamous Shimmy disc label were shuttered, Let It Come Down’s debut album, Songs We Sang In Our Dreams, marks the return of one of the 20th century’s seminal NYC indie labels. It is also Kramer’s first one-on-one collaboration since Bongwater circled the drain 30 years ago. The songs and soundscapes comprised here are drawn from the amaranthine pools drifting below the subconscious, with the focus brightly primed upon uncoiling the curling shadows that lie between.
This album is the unabridged audio archive of their awakenings. Songs We Sang In Our Dreams beckons like a drug, holding our feet to the flames of the universal loss felt by all in these most troubling times. What should we have done to prevent what is now unfolding before us, and what can we do about it now? Is it simply love we feel collapsing all around us, or is it the physical world itself? Songs We Sang In Our Dreams was produced by Kramer at his home studio in Florida, as well as various mobile locations around Edinburgh and Amsterdam, over the course of two years.
Fans of Kramer’s most recent solo work on John Zorn’s Tzadik Records as well as his extensive scroll of production work for artists like Galaxie 500, Low, and Daniel Johnston will lose themselves in the shadowy labyrinths of Let It Come Down’s Songs We Sang In Our Dreams.