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Inevitably linked with Bon Iver bandmate and musical mentor Justin Vernon in any press coverage of his music, Sean Carey's managed to build up his own formidable catalog of ethereal folk-pop when he's not busy touring the world as part of the famed Eau-Claire-based ensemble.
The latest installment, Range of Light, serves up lyrically contemplative and musically lush mid-tempo folk-rock ("Glass/Film") alongside totally trippy densely layered ambient explorations ("Fleeting Light"), employing an array of atypical rock instrumentation -- harps, woodwinds, kalimba! -- in service of its beautifully soothing soundscapes. Reached from a tour stop in New Orleans, Carey took time out to chat with Gimme Noise about Range of Light's extended recording timeline, the impact of parenthood on his creative process, and how a long-dead naturalist inspired his latest work, amongst other topics.More »