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S. Carey

Supermoon EP

Jagjaguwar

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Bon Iver was never simply the work of Justin Vernon. While he may have been the mastermind behind the collective, For Emma Forever Ago and Bon Iver wouldn't be the truly unique albums they are if it wasn't for the help of some of Vernon's Wisconsin friends. Sean Carey is often seen as the number two man in Bon Iver, yet his velvet vocals and soft tinkling on the ivories are just as delicately beautiful, if not more so, when the singer/songwriter has the limelight shone only on him. Carey proved this on last year's Range of Light; a work of shimmering, soft emotion that conjured images of some kind of wintry wilderness. 

The Supermoon EP is largely a collection of reworked versions from both of Carey's albums but with the instrumentation turned down and the tear ducts put into full operation. The tracks glisten and shine, piano lines dance about their composer's melancholic quavering, and each of the six perfectly crafted moments has you reaching for another packet of Kleenex. New song "Supermoon" sees Carey in a particularly poignant lover's lament, while a take on Radiohead classic, "Bullet Proof....I Wish I Was," turns what was already a heart-breaking song into something emotionally devastating. (www.scarey.org)

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