Album: Sun Kil Moon, Among the Leaves (Caldo Verde)
The former Red House Painter has always given listeners an unedited glimpse into the life of the working troubadour (setting up, soundchecking, half-empty shows).
And, at times, Among the Leaves feels like stealing a look into Mark Kozelek's notebooks – complete with cringey rhymes and margin notes. It could all go horribly wrong, but a hitherto only-hinted-at humour (try "UK Blues") punctuates this hypnotic and haunting glimpse into an imperial isolation.
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