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On Myth and Memory

by Kong Must Dead

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Mercer Masterful folk songwriting with compelling lyrics tunes that will stick. The confident vocals put it over the top...very high recommendation! Favorite track: My Only War.
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Holes 01:58
No Music 02:42
My Only War 02:09
Old and Dead 03:40


These songs were written in a very long dream in Prague, June 2009. They sat in a book for two years and were revived and recorded in Chicago, June 2011. A special thanks goes out to Luke Gullickson, who convinced me to actually complete this album and release it!

Kong Must Dead is the Pseudonym of composer Ben Hjertmann. For his concert music, please visit www.hjertmann.com


released June 13, 2011

Ben Hjertmann - voice, guitar, banjo, keys, drums, bass, flutes, clarinet, cello, sax, miscellany
Luke Gullickson - piano, guitar, trumpet on "There Will Be a Sun"
Josh Biere - Tuba on "Old and Dead"


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Kong Must Dead Asheville, North Carolina

Kong Must Dead is an evolving group of musicians coalescing around the songs of Ben Hjertmann.

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