Oscillating between lush post-rock and noise, Parisian post-noise quartet Cosse deal in intertwining harmonies and flowing magma-like rivers of feedback that swallow the listener in their dense cloud. Packed with the echoes of raw vocals—which, when not chanting, are whispering – their music has an inherent sensibility and a shocking fragility. Influences including Gilla Band, Slint and Sonic Youth are obviously close at hand, making the quartet a band who, if you listen carefully, will leave you deeply moved.
With their highly commended spring 2023 UK tour dates still fresh in minds, the quartet have released a live session video for ‘Slow Divers’. The track is a deep cut from their debut album It Turns Pale which is out now via NMAS, with the band recently appearing at a sold out 400-capacity release show at Paris venue La Maroquinerie.
Commenting on the track, the band say:
‘Slow Divers’ is the closing song of the album. It’s for us a starting point for reaching new depths. We really enjoy using dark tonalities and slow tempos. The dense and opaque chords can distort time as they advance towards the brutal explosion at the end of the song, and as heavy as it comes, the whole mass fades into a light, haunting melody. This was the feeling that we wanted to give to the listener at the end of the album. We believe that it creates a certain conclusion, but mostly it leaves doors open for what is next to come.
Cosse‘s album It Turns Pale was released in February 2023 via NMAS and be purchased and downloaded on Bandcamp