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Two New Singles in July

“Easy Country Living,” was released on July 8, 2019.6. Easy Country Living CoverIt is available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, and Pandora Radio

It is also available for downloading at iTunes, Amazon, and Bandcamp

“Easy Country Living ” was recorded at the Peace Palace in February, 2019,                         on a Steinway B.

Music mastering: Joe Bongiorno at Piano Haven Studio, Sedona, AZ
Cover art and design: Louis Landon

“Country is not my usual composing or playing style. However, on the morning that I composed “Easy Country Living,” I got into a country groove. I was in a really good mood and I started playing some Floyd Cramer licks over a left hand ostinato bass line. It came together very easily and in a very short period of time. I have always admired the Nashville sound that Floyd Cramer helped to create with his “slip note” piano style.”

 

“Waltz Like There’s No Tomorrow,” was released on July 1, 2019.5. Walts single coverIt is available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, and Pandora Radio

It is also available for downloading at iTunes, Amazon, and Bandcamp

“Waltz Like There’s No Tomorrow” was recorded at the Peace Palace in February, 2019 on a Steinway B.

Music mastering: Joe Bongiorno at Piano Haven Studio, Sedona, AZ
Cover art and design: Louis Landon

“Waltz Like There’s No Tomorrow” is a classically oriented piece of music in three quarter or waltz time. The song is about letting go and dancing with wild abandon. This is not your grandma’s waltz. This is a powerful piece that inspires intentional movement with a like minded partner. It’s also about not caring what anyone thinks. It’s going for it.

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4 Singles released in June

The Latest: “Freedom” was released on June 24th

4. Freedom single cover“Freedom” is available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, and Pandora Radio

It is a vailable for downloading at iTunes, Amazon, and Bandcamp

“Freedom” was recorded at the Peace Palace in February, 2019 on a Steinway B.

Music mastering: Joe Bongiorno at Piano Haven Studio, Sedona, AZ
Cover art and design: Louis Landon

“Freedom” is about letting go. It’s about flow. It’s about being in the moment and living life to the fullest. It’s about living with an open heart and feeling all there is to feel as a human being including higher emotions which need to be cultivated. It’s about living without fear. It’s about Consciousness and Awakening. When I sit down to compose, I have to completely free myself to allow for creation to take place.”Freedom” took me in a new direction.

“Idyllic” was released on June 17th3. Idyllic CoverStream on Spotify,  Apple Music. & Pandora

Download at Amazon.   iTunes. & Bandcamp

“Idyllic” was recorded at the Peace Palace in February, 2019 on a Steinway B.

Produced, composed, performed and arranged by Louis Landon. Recorded at the Peace Palace, Sedona, AZ on a Steinway B in February, 2019. Mastered by Joe Bongiorno. Cover photo and design by Louis Landon.

This song makes my heart sing! It went in a very classical direction. It is very emotional. I was having a difficult time picking a description for this song. It is kind of chill. It is also happy. It is kind of meditative and yet it has a fierce energy to it. I find it romantic, but more in a way of the beauty of nature. The cover shows a spot that I find one of the most idyllic and beautiful places on earth. It is in the Arizona desert and yet there is water!

“The Final Conversation” was released on June 10th2. The Final Conversation CoverListen/Stream on Spotify, Pandora, and Apple Music .

Download on Amazon, iTunes and Bandcamp

Produced, composed, performed and arranged by Louis Landon. Recorded at the Peace Palace, Sedona, AZ on a Steinway B in February, 2019. Mastered by Joe Bongiorno. Cover photo and design by Louis Landon.

If a person listens closely to the melodies and the sections of “The Final Conversation,” he or she might hear the back & forth of a conversation between two people in a relationship. They are clearly taking positions with their points of views and there is an attempt to work things out.  Unfortunately, this is truly “The Final Conversation” of their relationship and that the relationship is over. The chord at the end is clear.

“Space Traveler,” the single and title track of Solo Piano Space Traveler, was released on June 3, 2019. 1. Traveler Single CoverIt is available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, and Pandora Radio

Available for downloading at iTunes, Amazon, and Bandcamp

Produced, composed, performed and arranged by Louis Landon. Recorded at the Peace Palace, Sedona, AZ on a Steinway B in February, 2019. Mastered by Joe Bongiorno. Cover photo by NASA. Cover art: DanLevin.com

When I compose a piece of music, I try to go as deep as I can into the feeling or thought that inspired the music. When I do that, sometimes I lose myself completely. I am able to float up outside of my body. That’s what happened with this piece. I was space traveling!

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New Album – Heartfelt Solo Piano

Heartfelt Solo Piano was released on May 20, 2019

Hard copy CDs are now available HERE

You can also:

Stream on SpotifyApple Music & Pandora

or Download on iTunesAmazon & Bandcamp

Recorded at the Peace Palace from November 2018 – January 2019

Music mastering: Joe Bongiorno at Piano Haven Studio, Sedona, AZ
CD Layout and Design: Louis Landon
Cover design: Louis Landon
Cover, disc & back art: Louis Landon

Innocence 3:00
Sweet Honey 2:39
Yin and Yang 4:25
Sweet Sadness 4:10
Foreign Lands 4;02
Have No Fear 2:42
Epic World 3:41
Speak Your Truth 3:09
Resting in Grace 3:49
Remembering 3:18
Play 4:17
Viva 3:25
Day of Reckoning 4:35
Pure Joy- Live at Piano Haven 3:45

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Successful Spotify Experiment

For the past four months I have been releasing singles, one every two weeks, that would ultimately end up as the Heartfelt Solo Piano album. I released ten singles, one directly through Spotify. Today, with the release of “Heartfelt Solo Piano,” I checked my new album release on Spotify through the artist portal, and everything worked out. All of the singles that I had released, showed up on the album with all of the streams intact. This is a good reason to be sure that all ISRC codes are the same when releasing an  album containing previously released singles. Before doing this, I checked with Spotify and Tunecore to see if this was something that was going to work and they both said that it would. It was great to verify that their guidance was correct.

The one thing that I did immediately was to notify Spotify that I needed to pull the one single that I distributed through them. It is not possible to isolate the one single from the album and not have it distributed by Tunecore with the rest of the album. Going directly through Spotify with one of the singles was also an experiment. I thought that by going directly through Spotify, I might get some preferential treatment playlist wise or perhaps payment wise. Unfortunately, my experience with going through Spotify was not what I had hoped for. From calculations that I made through streams and payments on Tunecore, it appeared that I was paid less through Spotify. Also, that particular track didn’t do very well stream wise. It could have been that particular piece of music and there is no way to know for sure why it didn’t do very well. In any case, I am not going to go directly through Spotify again.

I am going to wait a while before pulling the ten singles from Tunecore distribution. There is no hurry really. I already paid for the year for those singles. One thing I am not sure of is whether a single that is on a playlist will stay there once it is pulled. I don’t have any way to verify that because two of the singles that were on Spotify playlists were temporary. One was on a classical playlist that featured new music and the other was on a jazz playlist of the same kind. Both were on and then off. None of the other singles that I had released were currently on a Spotify playlist other than radio, release radar or daily mix. I am going to keep an eye on those stats to see if anything changes as I systematically pull singles.

In two weeks I will begin releasing singles for my next album, Solo Piano Space Traveler.  I will try another experiment by picking up the pace and releasing a single each week. I have no idea if this will help me in any way, but I’m sitting on an album and I don’t want to wait four months to release it. At the same time, I want to maximize the use of Spotify in promoting singles. I don’t know how long I can keep up that up. Releasing a single a week will require a little more busy work. I’ll stay in radio contact.  😉

Heartfelt Final CoverHEARTFELT SOLO PIANO WAS RELEASED ON MAY 20, 2019. THE CD IS AVAILABLE RIGHT HERE!

It is also available available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, and Pandora Radio

Available for downloading at iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp and CDBaby.

 

Recorded at the Peace Palace from November 2018 – January 2019

Music mastering: Joe Bongiorno at Piano Haven Studio, Sedona, AZ
CD Layout and Design: Louis Landon
Cover design: Louis Landon
Cover, disc & back art: Louis Landon

Innocence 3:00
Sweet Honey 2:39
Yin and Yang 4:25
Sweet Sadness 4:10
Foreign Lands 4;02
Have No Fear 2:42
Epic World 3:41
Speak Your Truth 3:09
Resting in Grace 3:49
Remembering 3:18
Play 4:17
Viva 3:25
Day of Reckoning 4:35
Pure Joy- Live at Piano Haven 3:45

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“Play,” a New Single

“Play” was released on my birthday, May 6, 2019!

“Play” was inspired by my friend’s two year old son. He would grab my hand and pull me towards his room and say, “play” with a question mark in his voice on the word play. I like the idea that that’s what he wanted to do. Usually it was with his cars, of which he has the largest collection I have ever seen.

You can stream this music on SPOTIFY, APPLE MUSIC and PANDORA RADIO.
You can also download on AMAZON , ITUNES AND BANDCAMP.

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A New Single for Earth Day

Epic World Cover


“Epic World” was released on Earth Day, April 22, 2019.

It was inspired by recent road trips I have taken through the Southwest. From Sabino Canyon saguaros to the slot canyons of Antelope Canyon to the breathtaking Vermillion Cliffs, I was filled with the incredible beauty of the natural world that we live in and made me think about creating a piece of music that could capture the majesty of the world’s dramatic landscapes.

Listen to “Epic World” on Spotify and Apple Music. Download at iTunes, Amazon and Bandcamp.

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Solo Piano Gratitude

Solo Piano Gratitude Cover 5SOLO PIANO GRATITUDE WAS RELEASED ON JANUARY 28, 2019.

Available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, and Pandora Radio
Also available for download at iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp and CDBaby.

Listen to samples here:
https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/4puqsJ0A5gU0fqhiirqfXW

Recorded live at the Peace Palace during a “Gratitude Concert” on November 17, 2018. Audience members were asked to submit cards and write down the things they were thankful for before the concert. All selections were improvised live and based on those suggestions.

Music mastering: Joe Bongiorno at
Piano Haven Studio, Sedona, AZ

CD Layout and Design: Louis Landon

Cover design: Louis Landon

Cover, disc & tray photos: Louis Landon

Photo of Louis Landon: Ted Grussing

Grateful for Wisdom 03:41

Grateful for Every Day 04:46

Grateful for Breath 04:33

Grateful for Artistry 04:41

Grateful for Awakening Hearts 04:16

Grateful for Peace 04:42.

Grateful for Love 04:35

Grateful for Kindness 04:36

Grateful for New Beginnings 04:41

Grateful for Freedon 04:02

Grateful for Family 04:12

Grateful for Life 04:54

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