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2 a.m. wakeup call

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We’ve all been there before: plagued by memories, looking for meaning in the darkness beyond our bedroom window. Such early-morning epiphanies are the basis for Chris Vrenna’s second concept album. Guests include Goth god Robert Smith and indie bumpkin Will Oldham, whose confessionals Vrenna — a former Nine Inch Nail — bathes in smoky guitars, gurgling synths, and ghastly glockenspiels. Call it Eternal Darkness of the Spotted Mind.