Charles Klamut works full time as a priest. Currently in his late 30's, has played guitar and written songs since he was a teenager growing up outside of Chicago. However, the songs are not typically "religious" songs as one might expect.
Existential alt-indie folk -- this is perhaps the best description of a record that defies easy categorization. If you are looking for short catchy pop songs, you may be disappointed. If you are looking for some lyrical meat and a highly original songwriter taking seriously the bigger questions of life in a creative musical way, you will like what you hear.
The record will appeal to intelligent listeners who like their songs to reward careful and repeated listens. It's decidedly guitar-driven, and so will appeal to musicians. It will also appeal to the spiritually and emotionally poor as well as to seekers and people who are sick of easy answers and cliches. The songs are searching and questioning and have as their ambition nothing less than grappling with the question f what it means to be alive and human.
As of June 2012, he has a new project released, the self titled debut of the duo Ghost and Door Party, with Jessamyn Luong. www.ghostanddoorparty.com
|POSTED BY: disturbed3003||POSTED ON: 14 Aug 2010 06:38 PM|
Singer/songwriter Charles Klamut and his latest CD, “Space Traveler,” will stimulate your mind and soul with beautiful Folk compositions. Sit back, relax, and listen as Klamut cleverly delves into writing finely crafted songs about life’s ups and downs. Take note of his voice which is smooth and silky while he plays his acoustic guitar with easy flowing sincerity. Right from the opening track, “7 More Stories,” you will be drawn into the musical perception that Klamut has to offer on this album. On the song, “Unbury Me,” there is a sweet female harmony that adds a velvety touch to the stirring lyrics and soft guitar. The strong and powerful song, “Where Do You Go,” is edgy and straight forward while the rootsy lyrics and vocal expression are quite impressive. Take a listen to “Space Traveler,” as it is an insightful, memorable, and endlessly enjoyable Folk album.
-Diane and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team