Islands

by The Cosmic Array

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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 recorded by Huw Rees at Rhondda Street Studios, Swansea, mixed & produced by Mat Wigley 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

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released May 6, 2016

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The Cosmic Array Wales, UK

A psych country album via a 1950's event horizon experience.Paul came to Rhondda Street Studio late Nov 2012 with 7 songs.That soon became 12 tracks as more songs were spontaneously written.Drums were put down to a basic acoustic guitar track & layers were added.This debut album was released by Folkwit Records on 27/1/14. 2nd album 'Islands' released on Folkwit Records 6/5/16 This is the 3rd album ... more

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