' Goldenacre ' germinated from several musical elegies and life stories, whittled down from nearly 3 hours of recorded sessions . It is a moving work of patient observation, collected impression of lives and living . While entirely an electronic recording, it is not completely divorced from territory explored on Mark's earlier recordings, of which British writer Dave Henderson wrote : ... simplistic structures build mountainous stories which pin - prick the imagination and flood forth with forthright power .' (Offbeat, January 1989 ) . ' An electronic recording shot through with the measured cadence of a reflective soul ... Renner crafts delicate, literate songs that echo mid-1980's experimental pop, with a contemporary twist . ' John Lewis - Baltimore Magazine . Initial quantities come in a beautiful full - color, gatefold sleeve, with lyric sheet . ' Memoirs of a Distracted Church Organist ', is a companion release, a collection of various pieces from the same sessions, in different stages of development . Some obscure and skeletal framework for future possibility, others more complete and structured .
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