Franklin Kiermyer - Further

Azar Lawrence
Benito Gonzalez
Juini Booth

fur┬Ěther: at or to a greater distance; a more advanced point; to a greater extent;
in addition to what has been said; to advance the progress or development of something.

New music from a working band of acclaimed musicians who share the vision to go further.
Further than what they've done before and further into the expansive heart of the spirit.

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Why should I contribute?

Pay what you want because we believe that if you enjoyed listening to FURTHER you'll want to contribute to help us make more music and share it with more people.

This album came to be through love, dedication, hard work and spending some money.

There is no big record label funding my work. There aren't any 'music industry types' that are investing to get rich. I fund my work mostly with contributions from people who are interested in hearing more of it.

This music will grow and spread because I and the other musicians are committed to this path and because people like you want to hear it.

Your contribution will help us take the next step. I can promise you it will be even further.

Franklin Kiermyer


Franklin Kiermyer

Franklin Kiermyer conveys a spiritual feeling through his music that reaches each listener in different ways. He has a way of expressing his work without being locked into a musical category. What's unique is that as different as various settings are, it always sounds like him. He is able to get intensity and communicate a strong, personal spiritual feeling through it all. This latest chapter in his musical step is a breakthrough. He is building a body of work that is wide-ranging with a singularity of purpose and an ensemble with which he can tour.

- Michael Cuscuna


Azar, Benito, Juini and I come together because of our faith in music as a spiritual practice - a vehicle for opening up the heart. We recorded this music over a couple of days in March, 2013 at a studio on an island off the west-coast of Norway. Aside from some themes and directions, we spoke little about the music. That's how this music works best - without much of a box. The musicians themselves are the compositional elements. The songs - just themes - are like prayers or invocations.

It's my fervent wish that you experience the love, faith and freedom we feel making this music for you.

- Franklin Kiermyer