" Goldenacre " germinated from several musical elegies and life stories , whittled down from nearly 3 hours of recorded sessions . It is a moving work of patient observation , collected impression of lives and living . While entirely an electronic recording , it is not completely divorced from territory explored on Mark's earlier recordings , of which British writer Dave Henderson wrote : ... simplistic structures build mountainous stories which pin - prick the imagination and flood forth with forthright power ." (Offbeat , January 1989 ) .
" An electronic recording shot through with the measured cadence of a reflective soul ... Renner crafts delicate, literate songs that echo mid-1980's experimental pop , with a contemporary twist . " John Lewis - Baltimore Magazine .
Initial quantities come in a beautiful full - color , gatefold sleeve , with lyric sheet .
" Memoirs of a Distracted Church Organist " , is a companion release , a collection of various pieces from the same sessions , in different stages of development . Some obscure and skeletal framework for future possibility , others more complete and structured .