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Paranoid Cocoon

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Cotton Jones features ex-members of Page France. This music mixes elements of soul, rock, and gospel into a gauzy cocoon of small-town sound. An album of quiet, wooden psychedelia that reflects the duo's casual pursuit of comfort and freedom under the mountains of Cumberland, Maryland, where creeks zigzag in the lonesome dark of the forest, and a red moon hangs overhead.
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 27, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Suicide Squeeze
  • ASIN: B001MYIQ7W
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #93,288 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Kenyon J. Weidle on February 18, 2009
Format: Audio CD
Some bands move forward in the effort to break new ground on the musical frontier. Other bands are keen to the past and wish to leave their stamp on previously developed sounds. Cotton Jones is one of the latter. And how can you be surprised with a name like Cotton Jones?

The overriding elements in the band's music are the solemnity of gospel, the POP of doowop, and a coastal harmony than defies any time, as ageless at the oceans. It's a novel blend of styles that could have arisen 50 years ago or 50 years in the future. It's as if their sound has been quietly waiting for the right people to put together the elements for years and years. Some of the songs belong in a cheesy Hawaiian surfer movie while others are perfect for the soundtrack of a Flannery O'Connor story.

These varying sentiments are linked by the oftentimes haunting vocals of Michael Nau and Whitney McGraw. Their voices trail off into some other place, be it a granite ravine or an overgrown cemetery. Because of the aforementioned diversity in backdrop, the effect of their singing ranges from charming to bone chilling.

Unfortunately, there are breaks from the mystifying mood. "Little Ashtray in the Sun" is a mistake. It disrupts the albums rhythm, suddenly injecting a relatively fast paced honkytonk/southern rock bit into the mix. Nevertheless, the overall power of the album is hardly diminished. "Paranoid Cocoon" is worth a very serious listen by the most critical ears.
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This album is the perfect confluence of psychedelic rock, country, and folk music. It is The Doors and the Flatlanders and the Carter Family and Nick Drake and a thousand other bands all rolled into one and then distilled to remove the unnecessary and artificial. Each song is a different take on the same thought, so that by the end of the album you feel that thought, even if you still can't quite put it into words. It's a quiet thought, but one that's hard to shake.

As an amateur musician, Cotton Jones makes the music I wish I were talented enough to make. If I could put my name on any one album it would be Paranoid Cocoon. This is laid back, timeless, simple, elegant, fun music.
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I heard this group's song "Gone The Belles" on NPR's World Cafe, and it was excellent. It was only after investigating their Myspace page that I found out the Cotton Jones where local to the DC/MD area. I am never good at describing music types but they are right on. Mostly laid back melodic tones and outstanding folksy lyrics. Kind of reminds me of Vanilla Fudge without the jazz & the rock out. I can't wait for their concert in March.
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By Eric on November 20, 2012
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Cotton Jones is a band that grabs you from the first note and owns your thoughts long after the final note has left the speakers. How this band is still relatively undiscovered is completely beyond me.
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