Though arriving in the world at the same time, Mark Davis’s first two solo records are fraternal rather than identical twins. Don’t You Think We Should Be Closer? is the dense, polished and planned product of months of work. Mistakes I Meant To Make, on the other hand is the quiet, sparse, raw and off-the-cuff result of a three-day recording spree. While Don’t You Think…highlights the talents of a large supporting cast, Mistakes…makes only sparing use of two guest artists. Where Don’t You Think…features drum machines and a full rhythm section, Mistakes…employs only the occasional tapping of a tambourine. Davis will draw you into a world of big-sky soundscapes, poetic honesty and damn fine songwriting.