Alex Cobb/ Aquarelle Split
Vinyl LP. Low Point
8/10 Brian Staff review, 20 October 2011
Aquarelle is here with one side of white wax numbering the two tracks. Ryan Potts he's really called to his homies, I think his genuine name would have suited this release better, twinned with the Cobbster who hides behind nothing, he lets his REAL name flop out, warts, hair & all in front of everyone. What a charming two-some down the pub on a Friday night these two could have been. Potts & Cobb, everyone's fave dastardly pint-chasers?? Anyway, this is ambient washes over tripping drones & dreampop loops with huge explosions of giddy white noise pluming out at intervals. Around half-way those explosions turn into a expanding mushroom cloud of fluttering, lurching, flailing noise that is more meditative than abrasive but still scorches the inside of your head a bit. This would sound marvellous amped-up to 11. The Cobbulator goes for wavering tones, soft pulses, implicit glitch & crackle and generally very nice dark ambiance. Definitely some of the more intoxicating and attractive sound-art I've heard in a while, the dense ricocheting drones coming at you saucer-attack style marrying up nicely with the avant-scrunch tactics. The second & last piece by this Cobbvader guy takes the shape of an intensive cosmic drone piece that seems to rewire your mind whilst washing seductively all over your earlobes. There's plenty going on here, like if the solar system was a shimmering ocean, this is it's sound. Now drink deep......
Be the first customer to review 'Split' by Alex Cobb/ Aquarelle. The best review each week wins a £10 voucher!
Split by Alex Cobb/ Aquarelle. Vinyl LP. LP045.
This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.
Related Alex Cobb/ Aquarelle vinyl & staff recommendations, etc.
Explore more artists related to Alex Cobb/ AquarelleRelated artists data provided by the Spotify Web API.
Set up your email alerts
Enter your email address and choose the artists/labels you want to know about and we'll email you whenever new stuff from them arrives.
More reviews & updates
Send us your reviews to earn NormanPoints and more...
Unit 20, Croydon House,
LS11 9RT, UK.
Company number: 06789647
We're not your normal record shop...
Please note that whilst we're always happy to see you, we are not a normal record shop where you can come and browse the stacks.
There are no stacks.
Nope, instead we are basically a kind of crap lo-fi Argos for vinyl records. So, instead of trudging all the way to sunny Holbeck in anticipation of being able to flick through shelf after shelf of releases, please place your orders online first and use our 'In-store collect' option in the checkout.
Grab 1000 NormanPoints by signing up for our email alerts!
Sign up for our email alerts today and we'll add 1000 NormanPoints to your account. (You do have an account, right?)
NormanPoints can then be converted, at your leisure, into store credits.
How much are they worth? 1000 NormanPoints = £1. OK, so it won't pay your mortgage off...
Why sign up?
- All the latest news & reviews
- First dibs on certain exclusive records
- Advance warning of sales and promotions
- Twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
- Occasional extra updates
Related artist data is provided by Spotify. Why?
- They are much, much better at writing clever algorithms than us.
- They have much, much more data to set their algorithms on.
We think this is a better option than stinking up your browsing experience here on Norman Records with a crummy implementation of our own. (We only wish we were this clever: Artist Explorer.)
Spotify generate recommendations based on the listening patterns of their massive audience, so they are generally pretty good. The data does throw up some odd combinations though. So, if you do spot anything daft have a little chuckle at their robots but please don't contact us about it. There is nowt we can do.