Not every musician out there has the fortitude to set goals and make sure they’re achieved. Denver’s Sean Renner is not every musician. Renner recently set out to write and record an album with one not-so-simple goal — do the whole thing in one week. That’s everything from song concepts to mixing in 7 days — and no re-dos. And to make things even more interesting he invited friends and family to record and send him sounds that he would include in the album. All in all a really cool idea. But could it work?
The answer is simple…YES! Renner cleverly and skillfully used loops and subtle electronic samples to create an atmospheric sound exponentially bigger than the one musician who created it all. More impressive still is the fact that in the short time he had, he actually managed to write lyrically rich content as well to make this whole project truly complete. Fans of The Postal Service and Portishead will find an instant attraction to Renner’s music. You all know we are extremely passionate about the music coming out of Denver — Renner is just another strong example of why that is.
- Nick Hoppe