Cock and Swan “Stash”

For me it’s an honor to review this because someone else did their last album, and I played it a lot. I find it funny that iTunes calls this Electronica, though. Their sound hasn’t changed a bit. The first track, “Sneak Close,” provides more Softies-like experiences, even if a little less playful.
Slightly noisier is “Raging Chisel.” The vocals are mixed a little low, but otherwise this one is pretty good. Stereolab fans will like “Happy Thoughts” even if there’s no dominating synths to speak of. Maybe next time.
“Unrecognized” is a good title. I’ve never heard this before. It’s slightly plodding but still enjoyable. Similarly, “Remember Sweet” has a steady beat that keeps you going longer than you might think.
The last track is “Walking Up Dandelions.” It has a really long intro but otherwise sends the listener off with a thorough understanding of the Cock and Swan sound. Nothing too innovative on this record as a whole, but then no one is really expecting that, either.

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