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Catalog #:

CG141

12-digit UPC #:

671860014126   -   link to barcode jpg [36k]

Release Date:

February 10, 2009

Title:

Coward

Artist(s):

Nels Cline




In "Coward," guitarist Nels Cline offers a beast of a different set of colors, presenting an album of solo overdubs with an extraordinarily broad stylistic palette and a decidedly acoustic bent, to form a whole whose daring never eclipses form. For nearly 25 years the Wilco guitarist that Rolling Stone recently dubbed a “Guitar God” has been contemplating a solo-overdub project, and as a result several of the offerings on Coward are older compositions. The album buzzes and pulses with tension but relatively few moments involve anything approaching high volume, and these soon fade back to the luminously introspective orchestrations so abundant throughout. "Coward" blends improvisation and composition on a huge and constantly changing timbral palette, and Cline pushes the boundaries of his work even further.


Track Listing (click linked titles for mp3)
1.Epiphyllum [4:19]
2.Prayer Wheel [4:58]
3.Thurston County [7:00]
4.The Androgyne [3:08]
5.Rod Poole's Gradual Ascent to Heaven [18:35]
6.The Divine Homegirl [4:22]
7.X Change(s) [4:16]
8.The Nomad's Home [3:45]
Onan Suite[17:45]
9.I. Amniotica [2:48]
10.II. Lord & Lady [5:00]
11.III. Dreams in the Mirror [1:38]
12.IV. Interruption [1:51]
13.V. The Seedcaster [3:16]
14.VI. The Liberator [3:16]
15.Cymbidium [3:51]


Musicians
Nels Cline: acoustic + electric guitars
effects, shruti boxes, autoharp/zither things
Megamouth, Quintronics Drum Buddy, Kaossilator



Production Credits
All music by Nels Cline (Nebsonic Music ASCAP - admin by BUG Music)
Except track #6 PVB. Nebsonic Music ASCAP/BMG Music Group
admin by BUG Music

Executive producer Jeff Gauthier
Recorded by Mark Wheaton at Catasonic Los Angeles, CA 4/13/08 to 4/18/08
Mixed by Mark Wheaton and Nels Cline at Catasonic 5/20/08 to 5/22/08
Mastered by Rich Breen
Cover Paintings by Angela DeCristofaro
Liner Photograpy by Peak
Layout by Gareth Jiffeau


Documents

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Nels Cline bio

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Coward Press Sheet

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93k


High Resolution Images

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cover art - 300dpi

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Nels Cline 1 - 300dpi

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Nels Cline 2 - 300dpi

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Nels Cline 3 - 300dpi

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Nels and Alex Cline - 300dpi

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Web Ready Images

album cover - 400 pixels wide

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album cover - 130x130

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album cover - 110x100

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album cover - 100x90

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Nels Cline 1 72dpi

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Nels Cline 2 72dpi

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Nels Cline 3 72dpi

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Nels and Alex 72dpi

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Press

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Rollingstone

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29k

Jazz Times

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All About Jazz

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The New York Times

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29k

LA Times

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Downbeat

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29k

All Music Guide

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29k

Audiophile Audition

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29k

The Absolute Sound (double review of Nels and Alex Cline)

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NPR Interview with Nels and Alex Cline

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29k


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