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Corsicana’s ‘Haven’ Is A Dreamy Concept Album From A Young Colorado Artist

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<p>(Photo: CPR / Daniel Mescher)</p>

Ben Pisano started Corsicana as a one-man-band while in high school. The Denver musician has since explored ambient rock music characterized by soaring falsettos and dream-pop melodies. Pisano produced and played every instrument on his debut album, "Haven," which features songs that often hit the seven- or eight-minute mark.

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Pisano joined us in the CPR Performance Studio with a backing band to perform four songs from "Haven." He also spoke with Alisha Sweeney about spending years writing a single song, the concept behind "Haven" and some of his musical heroes like The Antlers and Bon Iver.

Stream the session above. Interview highlights:

Pisano on his experience in the Denver music scene:

"It feels, to be totally honest, a little bit fractured sometimes. But I'm hoping that more people can talk and come together and collaborate on more things in order to create a stronger sense of community."

On writing and producing "Haven":

“It’s definitely a concept album in my mind. … With each song I tried not to make it too literal. But also not obscure things. It’s sort of dreamlike in some places.”

Songs performed:

  • "Revelry"
  • "Attrition"
  • "Patron"
  • "Discomposure"