9/10 Ian Staff review, 07 November 2013
Fans of Twin Peaks will know that The Dale Cooper Quartet got their name from the special FBI agent played by Kyle MacLachlan in the now classic TV show. The TP references don’t stop there though, the music on ‘Quatorze Pieces De Menace’ (spoken in my best French accent!) is the kind of dark spooky jazz that would’ve been perfect on the soundtrack to a secret third series.
This is seriously moody stuff, filled with warm drones and breathy saxophone that create a real ‘50s film noir type of atmosphere, a ghostly piano sometimes creeps in from the distance and a smooth jazz singer croons in the corner of some seedy downtown bar. Even the soft klang of bass guitar seems to directly reference Angelo Badalamenti’s original Twin Peaks Score. This album has a beautiful dream-like quality but with a real sense of darkness to it, almost as if beneath all that beauty and tranquility lurks something far more sinister.
10/10 Michael LoCicero Customer review, 20th June 2014
Ian From Norman Did A Pretty Good Job ( Read Review Above ) What I Can Add Is The Guest Vocals From Alicia Merz ( BIRDS OF PASSAGE ) Do This Album Great Justice. If You Aren't Familiar With Her All I Can Tell You Is That Her Hauntingly Beautiful Whispers Can Be Found On Her Many Side Projects: Brother Sun Sister Moon, Snoqualmie Falls, Listening Mirror, Just To Mention A Few. Dale Cooper Quartet Must Have Known What They Were Doing When They Asked Her To Guest Vocal. The Eerie Music Does Her Voice Well. I Highly Recommend This Album, & Any Other Of There Or Alicia's Material. Mike
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