Benjamin Gibbard - Andrew Kenny – Home EP - Morr Music (DE) 12'' Reissue
After more than 50 releases, it is time for Morr Music's first licensed record. Yes, we have more love than for our artists only. Thus, this release here is also a document of our being fans, because ever since the "Home EP Vol. 5" had been released on the US label Post-Parlo at the beginning of 2003, it has a safe and warm place in the upper regions of our office charts. The idea behind the "Home" series is simple, clear and good: Take two artists, ask each for three exclusive songs and a cover version of one of the other's song. For their fifth edition of this series Post-Parlo were able to get Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie/The Postal Service) and Andrew Kenny (American Analog Set) on board. They prove that reduced singer-/songwriting (both only need their voice and an acoustic guitar) does not necessarily have to deal with whining self-indulgence or with the tyranny of songs about the absent (ex-)girlfriend. Instead, Gibbard and Kenny both succeed in approaching the subject of this ep's title with subtlety: Home. After all, this is the place both are longing for most of the time, as they are constantly on the road with their respective bands. So it just fits nicely, that all of these songs have been recorded on fourtrack in the artisits' living rooms in New York and Seattle.