Monday, April 9, 2012
RADICAL FACE / Ghost 
Ben Cooper's first solo album 2007's Ghost is one of those albums I wonder why I don't listen to more often than I do.
Recording under the name Radical Face, Cooper crafts a quiet little folk-rock concept album about the life & death of a well-aged house. Deceivingly simple sounding, Cooper layers on gentle walls of sound that create such a wonderfully haunting mood that's simultaneously warm and chilling. His vocals are a little nasally and limited, but if you can get past that you have a real winner here.
4 distant thoughts on the mantle out of 5
Songs Of Note: Welcome Home, Son; Wrapped In Piano Strings