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INTERPLANETARY TRAVELER


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Interplanetary Traveler

ADORABLE FACTUALS!

“Pictures From America” was NPR’s Song Of The Day on July 8, 2010

Recorded at AFROKALIPTUS in Israel with co-producer and musician Asi Ayalon

After recording was complete, the arrival of Lauren’s baby daughter initiated her 6-year hiatus from the music scene

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ALSO FUN:

In February 2012 Lauren started a YouTube project: 100 Covers

So far she has made it to 84




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She returns to us wise and calm but always so talented after having traveled the world in search of an identity which escaped her. An identity and a reason to live that she finally found in the eyes of her little Evelyn born in 2008 during the production of her album.

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Despite a project that was built on uprooting for something different, Interplanetary Traveler is Hoffman’s most cohesive and unpretentious album to date. Whatever world-hopping Hoffman has done, those influences are subtle here, although the record certainly signals a shift for Hoffman away from digitized beats and studio confections; despite the album’s title and cover, this not an album of cosmic effulgence. Instead, Hoffman this time favors acoustic guitars, live percussion, and stately organs. Hoffman’s chill-pill vocals never rise far above a confessional, easy flow, and the album is a tidy ten-song, 35-minute set of uniformly pleasant songs.
— Steve Leftridge - Pop Matters

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FROM THE BLOG


Interplanetary Traveler, by Lauren Hoffman


“Interplanetary Traveler” is another excellent album from the Hoff! This time around there’s a lot more love and joy in the album, but that doesn’t stop it from being a powerhouse of how to strip catchy songs down to their bare bones and really enjoy the moment. Highly recommended and first top album class of 2010.
— Simon Smith - Higher Plain Music

INTERPLANETARY TRAVELER ALBUM CREDITS

Produced and arranged by Assaf Ayalon and Lauren Hoffman
Recorded by Assaf Ayalon at Afrokaliptus Studios in Hod Hasharon, Israel
Mixed by John Morand at Sound of Music Studios in Richmond, Virginia
Mastered by Brent Lambert at The Kitchen Mastering, Capel Hill, NC

Photography by Jen Fariello
Design by Josh D’Elia

All songs words and music by Lauren Hoffman (Amrit Music, BMI)

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Interplanetary Traveler / Lauren - Vocals, Guitar
Assaf Ayalon - Guitar, Bass
Gadi Seri - Percussion
Eron Porat - Drums
Michel Grailsummer - Violin
Maya Belsitzman - Cello
Udi Ben Knaan - Lyra

Surrender / Lauren - Vocals, Guitar
Assaf Ayalon - Guitar, Bass, Backing Vocals
Gadi Seri - Percussion
Eron Porat - Drums

Pictures From America / Lauren - Vocals, Guitar, Bass
Assaf Ayalon - Guitar, Backing Vocals
Eron Porat - Drums
Maya Belsitzman - Cello

Prove The Moon / Lauren - Vocals, Guitar
Assaf Ayalon - Guitar, Bass
Gadi Seri - Percussion

Let It Go / Lauren - Vocals, Guitar
Assaf Ayalon - Guitar, Bass
Eron Porat - Drums

The River Takes Me / Lauren - Vocals, Guitar
Assaf Ayalon - Guitar, Bass, Keys
Gadi Seri - Percussion
Eron Porat - Drums
Michel Grailsummer - Violin
Maya Belsitzman - Cello

Celebrate / Lauren - Vocals, Guitar
Assaf Ayalon - Guitar, Bass
Eron Porat - Drums
Michael Greilsammer - Violin
Maya Belsitzman - Cello

Firefly / Lauren - Vocals, Guitar, Bass
Assaf Ayalon - Guitar
Eron Porat - Drums

In This Life / Lauren - Vocals, Guitar
Assaf Ayalon - Guitar, Bass, Backing Vocals
Gadi Seri - Percussion
Miguel Urbiztondo - Drums

Sweet Lazy Day / Lauren - Vocals, Guitar
Assaf Ayalon - Guitar, Mandolin
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