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A BRAND NEW SOUND for DISAPPEARING INK on the adventurous new electronic album THE CHARM OF ABSTRACTION.

Out June 1, 2023.

THE SINGLE: "See My Life"

BOOKING AND PRESS:, 410-375-6350

Songwriter and author Lawrence Lanahan's DISAPPEARING INK lets the sound of previous recordings disappear on its third full-length album THE CHARM OF ABSTRACTION. Lanahan abandoned guitar, his primary instrument, for intricate beats, mesmerizing synths, imaginative sampling, and occasional rhymes. But the core Disappearing Ink songwriting voice—“melodic and lyrical invention,” “chilling chord progressions,” “rare honesty and power”—remains. (There is also a Dionne Warwick cover).

For booking and interviews, please call 410-375-6350 or write

From 2021, Recount:

From 2020, Surprises:

From 2014, There Is No Time and Nothing's Been:

From 2004, Lawrence Lanahan's self-titled EP:


Lawrence Lanahan’s 2004 self-titled EP showed him to be "a singer-songwriter with the guts to breathe some life into an otherwise stagnant genre” (Music Monthly) whose lyrics "reveal him to be a student of human nature" (Maryland Public Television). His Disappearing Ink project has released There is No Time and Nothing's Been (2014), Surprises (2020), and Recount (2021, EP). A journalist by trade, Lanahan is the author of the narrative nonfiction book The Lines Between Us: Two Families and a Quest to Cross Baltimore's Racial Divide and the host and producer of Rearranged, a documentary podcast about music arrangers and the meaning of the human song.

The Disappearing Ink trio (w/Adam Koontz, drums; Dan Kutcher, bass) performs Tue. July 11 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Lauraville Farmers Market in Northeast Baltimore.

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