Chris Cohen's self-titled third solo album is as unassuming as it gets, yet it is unequivocally quality work by an extraordinarily skilled artist. Plus there are sax solos. Captured Tracks. Low-stakes, These are usually low key disses on a piece of art. It's like saying, "Don't expect much. It's just some stuff a person made. Think of the chronically obscure director and auteur Joe Swanberg. His films are not blockbusters, they do not impress with effects, and they easily could likely get lost in the mix of louder, more preposterous films.
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Or browse results titled :. Chris Cohen Los Angeles, California. Chris Cohen has plied the inside and outside folds of pop musical possibility since at least , when he first set infant drumstick to skin at the tender age of three, initiating decades of sonic experimentation across multiple bands and nearly a dozen recordings. Contact Chris Cohen. Streaming and Download help. Report this album or account. If you like Chris Cohen, you may also like:. Reward by Cate Le Bon. This was easily one of my favorite records of Cate reaches peak John Cale meets Jane Siberry here.
Chris Cohen seems to exist in his very own musical space. But where Chris Cohen shines the most is on his own albums, which are completely performed, recorded, and written by Cohen himself. Starting with s Overgrown Path and then continuing with s As If Apart , Cohen has created a pastoral song cycle that feels part classic 60s pop mixed with an almost jazz-like execution. It lies somewhere in this grey area where everything sounds as if you found some lost recording from and Van Dyke Parks was involved. Chris Cohen finishes the song cycle started in with the self-titled Chris Cohen. Cohen continues to mesmerize with his songwriting, musicianship, and ability to pull you into his self-built music world where the past and present mingle beautifully. Cohen makes new music that feels as if it was pulled from a time capsule that was buried in the school yard 40 years ago. His voice is pleasant and low key. It lulls you into a very specific music space that opens you up for daydreaming. If this were a Beatles record, this would be the Harrison track.
The musician, previously known for his roles in pioneering bands Deerhoof and Cryptacize, has ventured far out of his comfort zone. Chris Cohen takes the musical approach that has carried his career so far—a focus on things more complicated than they seem at first—and applies it to his personal life. These are some of the details I knew before I talked with Cohen. We spoke on the phone and talked mainly about his process—how he makes things work in the studio, and what he does to finish an album.