Mark Kozelek Takes a Detour “Down in the Willow Garden”

By Audrey Avril ’19

imgresMark Kozelek is a busy artist. Last year, under his moniker, Sun Kil Moon, he released his highly-praised album Benji and followed up with Universal Themes just this past summer. On Oct. 27 he is releasing Dreams of Childhood, a spoken word album with the help of Argentinian actor Nicolas Pauls. Currently, Kozelek is collaborating with Jesu (Justin Broadrick, also of Godflesh) for a January LP aptly titled Jesu/Sun Kil Moon.

Yet the guy still found time to create a short collection of songs. Released on Oct. 7, Down in the Willow Garden is a small, four song collection of mostly covers or “retellings” of songs. The EP is free with all purchases of his work through Caldo Verde Records, and for any fan of his sound, it is a great deal.

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