The Cosmic Array

The Cosmic Array‘s new album Islands is now available at Folkwit Records Bandcamp store:

The Cosmic Array were founded via a collaboration between Paul Battenbough (No Thee No Ess, King of Despair) and Huw Rees (Rag Foundation, King of Despair) that started in late November 2012. Their 2014 self-titled debut album introduced their unique brand of sci-fi themed alt country/Americana music:

“This excellent record is a thing of definite, if expertly tarnished, splendour. The thoughtful and accomplished songs are undeniably sharp, and a joy from beginning to end…”
– Ian Fildes, AmericanaUK

The new album Islands, sees the line-up bolstered by the considerable talents of singer-songwriter Abby Sohn, an American expat living in South Wales. The result is an immersive album – richly textured layers of sound fronted by the assured, languid vocal styles of both Battenbough and Sohn. It’s at times tender (Dear Ones), at times wholly uncompromising (Drones).

“The dozen tracks that make up ‘Islands’ are of such exquisite beauty that we hoped the album would never end…it’s a wondrous, magical, musical journey from beginning to end.”
– Welsh Connections

“There’s going to be division over this one; those that love, those that hate, and the perplexed…”
– Folkwords

The album was mixed & produced by Mat Wigley at Rhondda Street Studios, Swansea and mastered by Gaz Williams. Performing on the album are: Paul Battenbough, Huw Rees, John Coward, Abby Sohn, Mat Wigley, Andy Fung, Danny Kilbride, John Elvis Berry, Frank Naughton

Dear Ones, a single from the album was released on 1 April 2016:

(Cover image by Mark Zeuk Roberts.)

*BOTH THE ALBUM AND THE SINGLE, DEAR ONES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE ON ALL DIGITAL PLATFORMS*

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The Cosmic Array’s self-titled debut album was released on 27 January 2013. Described as a “psych country album via a 1950’s event horizon experience”. A description bound to pique our interest here at Folkwit HQ!

Reviews:

“…this s a fine album…Rangefinder recalls two of the Eighties outstanding alt rock bands, Dumptruck and American Music Club…The spontaneous and ragtag origins of their album are worn on the sleeve, making The Cosmic Array the emotional equivalent of that old Levis jacket you wear less often now but love even more. The Cosmic Array is raw, alive and alone in the endzone. It won’t let you down.”
– Jeremy Gluck, Mudkiss Fanzine

“This excellent record is a thing of definite, if expertly tarnished, splendour. The thoughtful and accomplished songs are undeniably sharp, and a joy from beginning to end…”
– Ian Fildes, AmericanaUK

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