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ARTIST
TITLE
You Will Understand
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
NORM 027CD NORM 027CD
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RELEASE DATE
8/21/2007

This is the second full-length release from singer/songwriter, Uphill Racer (Oliver Lichtl). Uphill Racer is a multi instrumentalist, a one-man chamber orchestra brimming with harmonies, elegies and gifted with the knack of effortlessly pouring his emotions into fantastic songs that immediately move and touch. He has been compared quite justifiably to artists such as Beck, Badly Drawn Boy, The Notwist and Thom Yorke. One year has passed since his debut No Need To Laugh was released and since then, Uphill Racer has embraced the will and courage to experiment. You Will Understand is permeated with space sounds which were prevalent though hard to place on the first album and which now contribute to the spherical and inimitability of the latest release. Flora, fauna and film are once again welcome guests in the idiosyncratic structures built out of acoustic guitar, bass, sleigh bells, drums and beats, piano, synthesizer and the voice -- the voice which effortlessly blends into the instrumentation and textually as well as melodically bears a beacon in the night. Lichtl once again plays all the instruments himself and sings every word on the album. You Will Understand is a fortress, a refuge, a shield of protection from the world. The pathos of the first album gives way to a more confident and versatile emotionality. The music is a perfect companion for a train trip on a sunny day and nevertheless as sentimental as a nosedive onto soft cushions.