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Coastal, Coastal

Audio CD

Disk ID: 977861

Disk length: 43m 51s (8 Tracks)

Original Release Date: 2001

Label: Unknown

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“Coastal” Tracks & Durations

1. Northern 4:55
2. Cinder 4:51
3. Paris radio 6:18
4. Celesta 6:44
5. Ivy 6:38
6. Her reflection in chrome 5:34
7. Auburn 5:35
8. Infrared 3:11

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Review

COASTAL's debut album. Eight wonderfully melancholic songs are enfused with an understated beauty that is equally vibrant and fragile. The delicate songs punctuate the contemplative atmospheres developed by artists such as Low and Ida.

"Northern" is a lasting piece with a guitar melody that aches from measure to measure, buttressed by Josh Calloway's sturdy bass. "Cinder" is a slightly more optimistic affair, hinting at the brighter moments of Angelo Badalamenti's music on 'Twin Peaks.' The guitar and voice on "Paris Radio" emphasize the dreamy elements of dream pop, incorporating street sounds recorded in Paris at the song's conclusion.

A bed of organs nourish many of the songs, providing balance to "Ivy" and helping to set "Celesta" in motion. "Infrared" ends the album in a sparse gauzy film of 'Victorialand'-era Cocteau Twins guitars, with Jason Gough delivering a heartrending vocal melody.

Throughout the album the backing vocals of Luisa Gough and Sarah Holyoak emphasize the most poignant moments of 'Coastal.'