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Cold Specks / Neuroplasticity
Album:Neuroplasticity Collection:General
Artist:Cold Specks Added:Sep 2014
Label:Mute Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2014-09-12 Pull Date:2014-11-14 
Week Ending:Nov 16Nov 9Nov 2Oct 26Oct 19Oct 12Oct 5Sep 28

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 04, 2015:the springfield law review (best of 2014)
A Season Of Doubt
4.Nov 06, 2014:ZoeRadio
Bodies At Bay
2.Nov 13, 2014:The Sunset Life
Bodies At Bay
5.Oct 30, 2014:ZoeRadio
3.Nov 07, 2014:A Visit From Drum
6.Oct 24, 2014:A Visit From Drum
Bodies At Bay

Album Review
Reviewed 2014-09-11 
Soul / Post rock / a little doomy. Canadian artist, Al Spx, is a singer-songwriter with a distinct soulful post rock sound. Very cool stuff and worth a listen. She was up for a Polaris award in 2012 after her first album, I Predict a Graceful Expulsion. RIYL: Phosphorescent, EMA, Torres, PJ Harvey, Mirel Wagner. FCC clean.

1. (2:26) *Tough trudging and jazzy. Deep vocals on woman that means business.
2. (3:32) **Single on the album. Good stuff, almost like upbeat indie pop rock, but with tough vibrato laden jazzy vocals. Bridge is a noisy, slow paced trudge, then back to verse.
3. (3:51) *slow, ethereal slide guitar, trance/bluesy/much vibrato. Heavy noisy ending.
4. (2:41) ** Great song, several change ups, cool lyrics. More upbeat and less doomy than other tracks. Heavy percussion at times.
5. (3:42) ** Acoustic intro, great vocals and bass addition. Something like a chill indie rock song with xylophone, except it is soul with a doomy bridge.
6. (3:06) **Synth piano intro, then picks up with pulsating guitar, drums, and wall of sound synth in the background. “Stick to your guns”
7. (4:23) ** Weird song with muted brass. Chill guitar and drums. Soulful vocals, love it.
8. (2:38) **Guitar riff intro, repeats through much of song. Back-up singers. Drums through most of song.
9. (4:35) Slow, trudging bass drum, picks up with percussion smash and jazzy vocals. Lot of noise, then at 1:30 holds back for vocals. Repeats noisy smash.
10. (3:55) Melancholy trumpet and sparse piano, jazzy vibrato laden vocals.

Track Listing
1.A Broken Memory 6.Let Loose The Dogs
2.Bodies At Bay 7.Absisto
3.Old Knives 8.Living Signs
4.A Quiet Chill 9.A Formal Invitation
5.Exit Plan 10.A Season Of Doubt