The music on Kentucky ex-pat, Mike Turner's new Mazozma LP Stark Joy is song-based, only strange in its detailing, and more straight ahead than any Warmer Milks fan would dare dream. Still, the ineffable Turner genius shines through like a lighthouse in a shitstorm. The songs contain a world of folk-longing, played with an all-mid-range approach that broadcasts deep spiritual weariness with the best of them. Those familiar with Turner's work will be struck by how straightforward and outright pretty his melodic constructions and guitar figures are. Those who are new to his work will just dig how open the album is. It's the kind of record that gives you a certain amount of comfort if you're wrapped up in your own personal storm. Conversely, if you're feeling good, you can focus on the vaguely upbeat tone that eventually suffuses everything. Deeply personal in a certain way, but one which leaves it available to infinite interpretation, depending entirely on the listener.