Ben River // When The Sun Ate The Moon
The second EP from Ben River from his trilogy of EP’s was released in September 2015 and features four songs ‘Pilgrim, ‘Refugee, ‘The City Never Sleeps and ‘Free Spirit.
“As well as luscious levels of instrumentation, the major differentiator with this EP is the touching longing that River adds to the overall impression, with a finely pitched, magnetic vocal overlaid on engagingly structured melodies. There’s a trace of vulnerability to his voice that gives the songs a raw simplicity that pulls you into their narratives, whether observational or personal. When you’re listening to the gently thoughtful ‘More Than Words’, hopeful expectation within ‘Light Through The Trees’, sensitive narrative through the enigmatically titled ‘Sheffield/ Tunis’ or the yearning closer ‘You Were There All Along’, that expressive voice adds depth to the wash of instrumentation.” FOLK WORDS