Landerim is a band named after a word made up by Robert Wyatt on his album
“Rock Bottom,” featuring Larry Demellier (drums, keyboards, vocals), Derek
Knott (guitar, bass, keyboards) and John McGuire (keyboards, guitar,
atmospherics). Jessica Bailiff sings duet and backing vocals, and
Producer/Shimmy-Disc Founder Kramer played bass, flute and sang backing
vocals on a couple of songs.
The band was formed by Larry Demellier who asked a couple friends to help
out with some ideas and song sketches. Influences include Robert Wyatt,
Brian Eno, Jon Hassell, Harold Budd, John Cale, Gene Clark and the Byrds,
Love, Nick Drake, Talk Talk, Scott Walker, Big Star and Pink Floyd.
Most of the pieces were worked up very quickly and recorded immediately to
capture the ideas that geled the most before they became stale and
rehearsed. The emphasis is mostly on the spaces in a piece of music: very
minimal, sparing and quiet arrangements with long flowing chords and few
notes. There are some pieces with vocals and some instrumental sections;
all created to be fleeting vignettes.