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Alex Cobb - Chantepleure, Vinyl LP, U.S 2015 Students of Decay SOD113

Alex Cobb - Chantepleure, Vinyl LP, U.S 2015 Students of Decay SOD113

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Alex Cobb - Chantepleure, Vinyl LP, U.S 2015 Students of Decay SOD113

The trajectory of Alex Cobb's music over the course of the last decade could be viewed as a distillation of tone and atmosphere to arrive at Chantepleure, his most optimistic and sanguine musical statement to date. The album, however, was created at a time of heartache, isolation and emotional upheaval and acts as a balm of tender tones where abstract guitar lines circle and suspend in a kind of refined elegance. Noise, once a hallmark of Cobb's music, has not been entirely removed, but manifests here in a different form. A delicate dissonance shades the edges of these four tracks, providing textural color and gorgeously offsetting the lush nature of the music. Even in short spans, this approach yields substantial results. At three and a half minutes, "Disporting with a Shadow" pulls back the curtain just enough to let flecks of natural guitar notes and traces of alluring melody seep into the mix. The album closes with the side-long "Path of Appearance," a cathartic composition that is best described as a poem of overtones which, like the rest of the album, is sourced from electric guitar and minimal effects but feels more akin to the sun stretching to fill all corners of a darkened room. A testament to sonic refinement, a way of coping, an exciting step forward for an established artist-the minimalist Chantepleure is all of these things.

ORIGIN : U.S 2015
LABEL : Students Of Decay – SOD115 
CONDITION OF COVER : NM-
CONDITION OF RECORD : NM-

RECORD GRADING DEFINITIONS

MINT: Never opened, still in original shrink wrap.

NM: Opened, appears unplayed.

EX: A few very light surface hair-line marks with no major deterioration to the sound quality.

VG: A few light scratches and/or scuffs creating audible background noise. There is no skipping or jumping on this record unless indicated in the condition description.

A plus or minus (+ or -) denotes slightly better or slightly less than a grade, eg. VG+.


Each record has been cleaned and played to ensure the accuracy of the following grading



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