Ira Lawrence Chats About "MAPAGKAWANGGAWA"
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 09:20:37
Ira Lawrence is a renaissance man. An internationally produced playwright, a singer-songwriter, a global traveller, a lead in a Fillipino soap opera, and the owner of an inherited, haunted mandolin. Following his acclaimed debut EP "Elegant Freefall" he's back from some travels with an lo fi album of significant beauty which led Jens Lekman to say "That mandolin does sound haunted in a very good way.” The album is called MAPAGKAWANGGAWA and it's as good to listen to as it is hard to say at the end of a long night.
With a an air of humility and ambition, MAPAGKAWANGGAWA, is an album of unique and unforced style that cements Lawrence as an artist to be watched. ARTISTdirect caught up with the guardian of the haunted mandolin and asked all the hard questions.
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