The Astronomer's recently completed 2nd disc,
"You Could Be Something When You Disappear"
evokes the song construction and lyricism of The Band and mid-period Kinks, while sonically akin to releases by Brian Eno and Brian Wilson. The Astronomer's self-titled debut (available through Carrot Top Records' distributor, CTD Ltd) is a collection of hopeful and naive tales wrapped in rustic orchestrations of pedal steel, vibraphone, upright bass, creaking electronics and floating voice.
Charles Kim has played with bands and aritsts such as Will Oldham, Boxhead Ensemble (Atavistic), Ken Vandermark (Atavistic), Pan American (Kranky), Fruit Bats (Sub Pop), and Chris Mills (Powerless Pop). The Astronomer has performed with such artists such as Low, Canasta, and Akron/Family