I Predict A Graceful Expulsion (CD)


Cold Specks

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Amoeba Review

11/22/2012

Al Spx offers strange comfort with her debut album I Predict a Graceful Expulsion, singing “take my body home" on stark opener “The Mark” as if treating a lover like an undertaker. Despite building her songs with little more than acoustic guitar, piano and occasional, light strings and drums, her soul-inspired folk shows remarkable depth, with streaks of bluegrass and a gothic veneer. “Winter Soltice” builds into the kind of rousing chorus that would please fans of Mumford & Sons as it would those looking for gospel transcendence. When she cries “I am a goddamn believer” with equal parts irreverence and emotion in “Blank Maps,” you might be inclined to worship at the church of Cold Specks.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
The Mark
Cold Specks 02:16
2.
Heavy Hand
Cold Specks 02:29
3.
Winter Solstice
Cold Specks 04:04
4.
When The City Lights
Cold Specks 03:20
5.
Hector
Cold Specks 02:34
6.
Holland
Cold Specks 03:49
7.
Elephant Head
Cold Specks 04:13
8.
Send Your Youth
Cold Specks 03:49
9.
Blank Maps
Cold Specks 03:11
10.
Steady
Cold Specks 04:01
11.
Lay Me Down
Cold Specks 03:11

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