Ladies and gentlemen! Now announcing the release of Benji Cossa's Vault Volume II: Jewels and Gems!
Formed and cut in the years 2000-2003.
Observe these beauties' many facets. Behold their rich colors. Value their clarity remastered in a new digital format.
Since 1995, Benji Cossa has amassed an extensive body of work, but few outside of his inner circle of friends, loved ones, and cult followers know much about it. Benji spent years and years recording his little masterpieces alone or with close pals on a 4-track. After years of D.I.Y. tapes and 7-inches and compilation appearances, his growing cult was rewarded with Cossa's debut album in 2005. It was called Vault Vol. 1 and it culled 17 glorious nuggets recorded in the years 1995-2000. An excellent Portland label called Magic Marker brought it to the world. Vault Vol 2 is the sequel to that release, concentrating on the years 2000-2003, and further delving into Benji's treasure chest of magnificent jewels and gems. His songwriting transcends the "lo-fi" sub-genre by pulling more inspiration from the Brill Building, and ELO than scratchy, punky indie-rock. In Benji's world of songs, the hook is the king.
Some of the songs are recording collaborations with Devin Flynn (Pixeltan) including "April," which was featured on the excellent Hishaam Baroocha-curated They Keep Me Smiling compilation in 2003. The tracklist unfolds in chronological order.
released April 22, 2008
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