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2014 release, the sixth album from the Indie band led by former Red House Painters mainman Mark Kozelek. BENJI, Sun Kil Moons latest release was recorded between March and August 2012. Sun Kil Moon, led by Mark Kozelek is a reflection on Marks childhood years and his life today. Mark is joined by guest musicians Steve Shelley, Jen Wood, Will Oldham and Owen Ashworth.
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Check out Ben's My Friend. If you like that, you'll like the rest of the album, although that's definitely the lightest song on Benji.
As of late August, edging out Have You Ever Done Something Evil for my favorite album this year.
As usual, Kozelek does yeoman’s work here as he graces us with his superb acoustic guitar work and delicate production values. Lyrically, the songs are brutally honest, autobiographical, and introspective; almost confessional in nature. While some will make you smile and some will make you weep, all are perfectly embellished melodically. Listening to them is like leafing through someone’s personal diary.
Perhaps the best way to sum this release up is to say it’s much like going on a road trip with an old friend. You catch up, you reminisce, and, after running through a gamut of emotions, you find yourself renewed; comforted by the fact that you’re not on this trip alone.
I’m fond of the concept that music has the power to go straight to the heart. I’ve also discovered that writing can be cathartic. This CD reminds me that listening can be as well. As such, I’m anxiously looking forward to our next trip together.