10-19-2011 09:31 AM CET - Leisure, Entertainment, Miscellaneous


Press release from: Launchingpad Media LLC
New Album Release From Laurence Hart
New Album Release From Laurence Hart
New Brunswick, NJ – October 18, 2011 – Today, New Jersey singer-songwriter Laurence Hart is releasing his new album "Closed Station Platform" on the Launchingpad Media label. This is the inaugural release by Launchingpad Media and the first album from Laurence Hart in over 15 years.

Having played and recorded with a number of bands in the tri-state area before releasing "Casaluna" in 1995, "Closed Station Platform" is his return to the studio. Utilizing modern home recording techniques, Hart's versatility is at the forefront on the new CD. In addition to self-producing the project, tracks were recorded in his home studio, with his brother Bob Hart (Spiraling, Clare and The Reasons) providing bass and additional instruments. Mixed by Plink Giglio of 17th Avenue Audio Productions in Dayton, NJ, made it "possible for me to release this CD" Hart said. The ability to have the material on hand 24/7, to mix the music at any location and play with ideas made Laurence's transition into the studio a more straightforward proposition then in the past. Hart found the most rewarding part of the experience was that he could refine his sound, organically and manically, on his own terms, at his own pace, giving it the time and space needed to develop into what he envisioned.

Grounded in the classic rock sounds of his childhood, informed by the pop (non)sensibilities of the 80's when he began playing with Jersey Shore staple Mike Dalton, and set free by the explosion of diversity in music over the past 15 years, Laurence remains influenced by all, but not bound to any. Mixing thoughtful lyrics with simple yet powerful melodies gives his music a driving and evocative nature that sounds simultaneously fresh and familiar.

In contrast to the tight, polished tracks that emerged from the studio sessions, the live performances of the material finds them opened and explored as starting points in a musical conversation with the audience. Laurence's shows are marked by his signature Power-strum style, underscored by loops and other techniques, to create sonic landscapes that he interlaces with stirring leads to generate a sound that has no business coming from a lone acoustic guitar.

The music is currently available on iTunes and all the major electronic music vendors, as well as the laurencehart.com website. The CD can also be purchased at the legendary NJ record stores Vintage Vinyl in Fords and The Princeton Record Exchange in Princeton.

Visit http://www.laurencehart.com or http://www.facebook.com/laurencehartmusic for a listen and stay tuned for supporting tour details.


1. Vault
2. This Ride
3. Iowa
4. Familiar Destination
5. Want Her Too
6. Closed Station Platform
7. Home
8. Still Flows

10/19 – The Fine Grind - Little Falls, NJ
10/21 – Tumulty’s Pub - New Brunswick NJ
11/11 – Rent Party – South Orange NJ


Launchingpad Media is a small company that centers on providing art and culture based individuals and businesses with quality, affordable, and effective web design and hosting. Our Launchingpad.com internet division hosts sites for artists, musicians, writers, animators, and restaurant owners.

Launchingpad Media LLC
PO Box 7293
Somerset, NJ 08875

Press Contact: Evan Klimpl

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