Thursday, April 14, 2011

Sean Renner

Sean Renner is a musician. Honestly, that's the best way to describe him. Playing almost every instrument on the record, Renner brings memories of an early Sufjan Stevens, from Sufjan's customary delivery and vocal style, to the cinematic instrumentation used in the songs. Sekhmet is based off Egyptian folklore, a sophisticated concept at the level of Sufjan's state-based masterpieces. The arrangements in "Messenger" is reminiscent of the journey throughout a boiling desert's sands, while other tracks have a Middle Eastern or African feel to them. Sekhmet is extremely ambitious, especially for an artist that has not established himself. But Sean Renner doesn't care about the popularity. He cares about making the absolute most beautiful music his mind can imagine. With Sekhmet, he accomplishes this. You can stream and purchase the album on Bandcamp here.