Laura Chandler | Mapping Territories

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Mapping Territories

by Laura Chandler

"Her music is made of crisp, shimmering pop, and a honey dipped voice coats every word." Performing Songwriter
Genre: Pop: Folky Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Apartment D
4:29 album only
2. Waiting
4:13 album only
3. Mapping Territories
5:27 album only
4. Low Light
4:28 album only
5. The Retreat
4:31 album only
6. Letting Go
4:04 album only
7. When I Fell
4:14 album only
8. Time
4:46 album only
9. Fall
3:00 album only


Album Notes

Laura Chandler is "one of the most exciting and important new figures on the scene!" (Music Reviews Quarterly).

"Chandler is ready for migration to divaville!" (Dirty Linen, June 2000)

"Her music is made of crisp, shimmering pop, and a honey-dipped voice coats every word. Keep your eyes and ears open. She's definitely one to watch out for!" (Performing Songwriter, July/August 1998)

"Mapping Territories is one of the finest releases of the past year." (Out n' About, Summer 1998)

"Awesome voice!! Mapping is one of those rare 'adult' records that doesn't bore." (Creative Loafing, October 1998)

"Chandler has panache as a songwriter, constructing melodies rich in clever phrasing, imaginative lyrics, and a clear attractive voice." (Rock and Reel Magazine, July 1999)

Laura Chandler is a versatile composer who combines elements of jazz, pop and folk music, to create a unique sonic landscape. Her music is made of “crisp shimmering pop and a honey dipped voice coats every word.” (Performing Songwriter Magazine). Hailed by Music Reviews Quarterly as “one of the most exciting and important new figures on the scene” they named her self-produced debut album, Mapping Territories, “one of the best releases of the year!” Her latest record, Learning to be Human, was released in 2005, and has been described by Vicki Barker, of the BBC’s World Update, as “Outstanding!”

A published poet and multi-instrumentalist, Chandler has contributed music to film, television, and commercials. Most recently, her popular single, It’s Christmas, Baby!”, was featured on Carzino Entertainment's Christmas Compilation album, Holiday at the Beach. She appears alongside veteran artists, Michael McDonald, Craig Chaquico, and Ottmar Liebert. The album was the number one most added album to Smooth Jazz radio play lists in December 2004 according to stations reporting to

Laura was also featured on the 2002 Monterra Vineyards' Compilation CD, Monterra Jazz Sampler, distributed nationwide. In 2001, Chandler’s soundtrack for Conde Naste’s Lucky Magazine commercial, Cheryl and Me, won numerous awards and earned an appearance on ABC television's, The Worlds Greatest Commercials. The commercial soundtrack features Laura vocal and guitar.

Chandler has toured with, or been the supporting act for, many outstanding artists including: Norman Brown, Keb Mo’, Chris Isaak, Larry Carlton, Acoustic Alchemy, Iris Dement, and the Violent Femmes, to name a few. She was named “Best of the Bay Area” by Fast Folk Music Magazine, and was also honored by Nashville’s renowned Blue Bird Cafe in a tribute to up-and-coming artists, which eventually led to her inclusion in a popular book on songwriters, Looking For Number One.

Chandler owns her own record company (Red Cow Records), and a recording studio in San Francsico. She tours nationally and internationally, both solo and with her band. She is an engaging and dynamic performer and has been compared to the diverse likes of Rickie Lee Jones, Tracy Thorn (of Everything but the Girl) and Sarah McLauchlan. As Mitch Ritter of Dirty Linen Magazine says, "Chandler is ready for migration to divaville!”



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