Reed KD | The Ashes Bloom

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The Ashes Bloom

by Reed KD

Intimate indie-folk-bluegrass-honkey-tonk at its best.
Genre: Folk: Alternative Folk
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1. Road Flares
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2. Empty Bottles
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3. Say You'll Miss Me
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4. Travel Sick Blues
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5. Sinking Stone
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6. You Can Call Me
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7. Maybe by Morning
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8. Even If I
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9. This Coastal Town
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10. Roll Over
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11. Three Long Years
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12. The Winter
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
PLAYGIRL MAGAZINE:
"Take Sujan Stevens, but discard the religious shell and full orchestra. Add a Simon, a Garfunkel, some Joshua Radin, and a harmonica for flavor. Now let it simmer in your mind for a minute, and if all goes well, it should come out like Reed KD... His indie spirit floats through his songs, the sound of which can transport you onto a cross-country Greyhound, staring out the window at miles of cornfields, or to a rainy Sunday afternoon spent beneath a cozy blanket."


MUSIC EMISSIONS:
"...an angelic sweetness reminiscent of Paul Simon..."


WEST COAST PERFORMER:
"The album's musical arrangements are obviously lovingly cultivated..."


CAR AUDIO AND ELECTRONICS:
"...heartbreaking melodies and surprisingly intricate guitar work."


ABSOLUTEPUNK.NET:
"...If you like your music soft, thoughtful, and poetic, or simply are in the market for a nice break from the recycled music that often laces the three medias, I would suggest that you give The Ashes Bloom by Reed KD a few listens. With all features considered, Reed KD is one of the better bands you might not know of."


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David Taylor Jr.

Awesome CD everyone should own it!
This cd is wonderful. I especially love the track "You Can Call Me" This song and the others on it are great for people who need encouragement in life as it really captures everyday things that happen to people!

Vic


Great CD!!! I see the growth potential in future music and song writing. Reed needs to go out to Minneapolis to perform some live shows. His music would be praised out there. Minneapolis is the capital for live shows and best local talent from what I have seen.

Vince

Fantastic CD!
Beautiful music from Reed KD. Just fantastic. The CD got to me very quick and I'm an international buyer. Very impressed. Thank you CD Baby!

Wilbur Flynn

A few fillers
Some good tunes and a few fillers.
Im happy I own this CD, well worth ten bucks.

Sound the Sirens

Quite perfect for a nice coastal afternoon.
"...I came across California indie/folk pop artist Reed KD and felt compelled to share his music. At times, it reminds me a little of Sam Beam’s work (the slow gentle strumming of “This Coastal Town”) while occasionally wading in a little more upbeat tones (see the jangly, Simon & Garfunkel-esque rhythms of “Road Flares”), all the while holding on to the serenity of more breezy sounding melodies. Quite perfect for a nice coastal afternoon."

Kevin

OH YES!
The minute I heard music from this album. I fell in love. I dont know how else to explain it. Reed is an excellent musician, and this CD is oh so good... its like 'music to my ears'.

Jeff Kleinman

Another great CD from Reed
Once again, Reed has managed to record some of the best songs I've ever heard.

I look forward to his next CD!

Timothy C. Avery - Independent Clauses

There's not a bad song on the album, and I had a tough time picking a favorite f
If humans had cryogenically frozen Simon and Garfunkel, somehow managed to splice their genes together and then dumped the resulting musician in Northern California today, we would have another Reed Dahlmeier: the namesake and the creative engine under the hood of Reed KD. On The Ashes Bloom, Reed KD's first full-length album, Reed provides impressive instrumentation: vocals, acoustic guitar, slide guitar, mandolin, harmonica, piano, Rhodes, keyboards, bass, accordion and programmed beats. This would normally only raise an eyebrow, but Dahlmeier himself plays all of these instruments while harmonizing with himself!

There's not a bad song on the album, and I had a tough time picking a favorite from so many great tunes. If you like folk-rock... if you like guitar and catchy, beautiful melodies... if you like Bright Eyes or Simon and Garfunkel or Rocky Votolato... if you like good music, buy The Ashes Bloom.