Reality Not Fantasy – Louis Landon’s piano driven singer/songwriter pop music album
By Chip Schutzman
Dated: Mar 01, 2011
Louis Landon has been playing the piano and composing music for over a half a century. Landon’s 10th CD, Reality Not Fantasy, to be released on March 15th, 2011, is his tour de force demonstrating heartfelt piano playing, vocals, and songwriting.
HOLLYWOOD, CA – Louis Landon’s career as a pianist, particularly as a solo pianist, helped define his life’s mission: to create a peaceful world through music. While writing the music for Reality Not Fantasy, his upcoming release, Landon amended his mission statement. His current mission is to create a more loving and peaceful world by writing, recording and performing music from the heart. The eleven songs on Reality Not Fantasy reflect his heightened emotional state as well as a new state of Consciousness. Landon now lives his life moment by moment with an open heart and without fear.
Growing up in a creative household helped foster Landon’s musical talent at an early age. An accomplished touring musician, Landon has toured with some of the most recognized names in the entertainment industry including Mikhail Baryshnikov, John Payne, Rupert Holmes, and John Hall. In 2005, Landon took an original collection of instrumental pieces and released his first solo piano release, unwind.
In a 2006 review of unwind Keyboard Magazine said, “…unwind is melodic, optimistic, and peaceful. This solo piano album is indeed meditative and mellow, it sacrifices no musical rigor to achieve those ends. With backgrounds in jazz, Latin music, rock, pop, film composing, and classical piano Louis brings his breadth and depth of experience to bear here. His playing and compositions are sensitive as they are complex and, a diverse range of influences is more than apparent.”
Among the other titles is “Her Eyes” a remake of his original standout “Behind Her Eyes” on John Payne’s debut LP. This CD rose to No. 3 on the Top 100 New Age charts and was nominated for Best Solo CD of 2006 in the New Age Reporter Lifestyle Awards. It also received a nod for Best Cover Art from New Age Reporter Lifestyle Awards.
His new album, Reality Not Fantasy, was produced by Grammy award winning guitarist, Eric Tingstad and is Louis Landon’s most ambitious recording project to date. The album sees Landon departing from his previous work into a different pop arena. Similar in structure and melodies to contemporary artists Michael McDonald and Ben Folds Five, the album sees Landon’s piano talents in a different light on songs like the title track, “Reality Not Fantasy”.
Reality Not Fantasy will be available as both physical CD and download on March 15, 2011 through ITunes, Amazon, CDBaby, and Louis Landon’s official website: http://www.louislandon.com
For more information on Louis Landon, please contact Chip Schutzman at Miles High Productions: firstname.lastname@example.org or 323-806-0400.