When did you start playing music?
'92, '93 somewhere around then.
I've seen little articles and reviews describe you as "the
elusive" Gary Murray. Would you describe yourself in this way?
well, I avoided most interviews and LN
doesn't play many shows. I guess people tagged me with the 'elusive'
label because of this. That's all cool with me actually. I'm not out
to be a rock star, indie star, or the darling of any scene. I do my
thing and I hope people like it.
What musical artists would you say influence your work in Ln?
There are so many for so many different
influences. I'm not sure I can name them individually.
How did you hook up with Velvet Blue Music?
I recorded a demo, sent it to Cloud and the
rest, as they say, is history.
What are the lyrical themes of Ln's songs?
Themes vary from song to song. Loneliness,
Heartbreak, Hope, Redemption, etc.
Novel just may be the best cd of the year for me. Can you
describe a little bit of the songwriting and recording process?
The recording process was long and tedious.
There are like four other versions of every song on 'novel'. It was
just finding and getting what I thought was the right approach to
the songs, and, the right sound for the overall record. It's hard to
explain. The songwriting was no different than any earlier LN
releases. I write on an acoustic guitar, then re-write and tweak the
tracks out in the studio.
A member of Au Revoir Borealis appeared on Novel. How did you
link up with them?
Three member of Au Revoir Borealis
actually. Justin, Steve and Steph. AuRB opened for Jessica Bailiff
at the beginning of a tour a few years back. Unbeknownst to me the
members of AuRB were huge LN fans. We all clicked, did a few more
shows and have been great friends ever since.
What is it like playing with Jessica Bailiff?
Jessica is amazing. That's all I have to
say. Pick up her new self-titled CD on Kranky and prepare to be
Your "Firelands" ep is highly anticipated among fans of slower
music. Can you give us a little hint as to the sound?
It's going to be quite a bit softer than
anything LN has done. Lyrically stronger in my opinion and quite
full of little surprises that I think will freak everyone out.
You'll just have to wait.
Will you tour in support of Novel or Firelands?
No plans yet.
What do you think is in the future for Ln?
"I know who holds tomorrow. and I know who
holds my hand."
Do you have anything else you want to say?
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