The Lake Effect

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/20/2004
  • Label: Post436 Records
  • UPC: 711574523528
  • Catalog Number: 27
  • Sales rank: 250,817

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Daniel G. Harmann Primary Artist, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Graig Markel Bass, Guitar, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals, Sampling, Mellotron
Rosie Thomas Vocals
Drew Ringo Guitar (Baritone)
Lesli Wood Piano, Vocals
Seth Howard Guitar, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals
Louis O'Callahan Vocals
Technical Credits
Graig Markel Producer, Engineer, Mastering, beats
Daniel G. Harmann Composer
Louis O'Callahan Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010


    Say what you will about the dreary states of Oregon and Washington, but it is a fact that both locations have given birth to some amazing artists. Daniel G. Harmann, a resident of Portland, is no exception. Those who were devastated by the unfortunate death of Elliott Smith should have no reason to worry about the condition of the singer/songwriter genre because The Lake Effect is a magnificent record that recalls some of the genre's best, yet at the same time lives freely on its own merits. It is a cohesive record filled with acoustic reflections ("Location Is Everything") and energetic rock tracks ("Bloodletting"). Harmann's voice is sincere, and his lyrics correspond well with the music. The album has its hopeful moments, but elements of regret are very much present. I am a sucker for sad songs as long as they are done tastefully. With that said, I must say that "Fade In/Fade Out" is one of the most passionate piano ballads since Mark Kozelek broke a million hearts with the song "Mistress." The arrangements are textured with touches of cello, synth, electronic beats, and female backing vocals throughout. The Lake Effect is one of those records with an addictive quality to it, and I honestly haven't been able to stop listening to it since I received it in the mail to review. It is an intimate listen, and more than worth the price of admission. While the album isn't necessarily pushing the limits of sound, Harmann reminds us that honesty and talent mean just as much sometimes. Oh, and I can assure you that it is better than anything you are bound to find on your local radio station. I keep coming across these bands with great debut albums, and this is one of them. Indeed, for the case of Daniel G. Harmann, the future is looking pretty bright.

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