Alan Cohen Experience

by Alan Cohen Experience

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Purchasable with gift card

     

  • Buy Disc

1.
03:07
all's quiet on the waterfront it's just me and my elephant the townspeople dance under the moon they dance to the sound of the pouring rain they celebrate the harvest of their fields of grain they honor all their fathers by proclaiming their names they feast and then they sleep
2.
02:22
born alabama bread did what your mama said values gonna be spread at the cost of our rights it's easy to convict and the judge will afflict what the monument depicts in the shadow of the night if roy's rock stands then roy's rock hands us away believe whatever you want but there's no need to flaunt when you're holding the font and you take a vow moore's the visible sign of what we will find when we go down this line if we don't stop now if roy's rock stands then roy's rock hands us away from the mouth of king james cant trust a mans aims who sleeps in a bed of flames and to who i owe moore's the visible sign of what we will find when we go down this line if we don't stop now if roy's rock stands then roy's rock hands us away
3.
statues point to the sky with no regard for who is nearby stoic and poised they're fountains and toys dead grass and crumbling paths the tourist go there for a laugh with fanny packs and camera bags communist park communist park where lenin and his friends they run around at dark communist park communist park for two dollars you'll get a communist mark they hang costumes from their heads they dress them up in the latest trends low cut pants and trampy stamps they send postcards to their friends they write about pictures they will show them stoic and posed lined up in rows communist park communist park where lenin and his friends they run around at dark communist park communist park for two dollars you'll get a communist mark
4.
warmth it radiates into my soul when i go out on my morning stroll no specific place where i need to be gonna let the morning sun guide me i've never seen a saturday morning children are playing out on a field sun reflects off the car's windshields the city sounds are a little bit lower the flags wave just a little bit slower
5.
03:04
my bonita your life's a treat you make me complete you are so sweet baby this love song's for no one and i'm sitting at this microphone i'm singing you this song it's for everyone
6.
02:36
what if a space crew flew their space ship on a real long space trip with the destination around the stars over to mars they followed their mission as was planned to be the first to land on this barren planet to obtain some sample terrain and what if on top of the soil they find a watch perfect in kind would it be plausible to say the watch was causable by nature or could it have been designed? what an interesting find

about

The newest self-titled release finds him collaborating with Brooklyn Producer, Roger Greenawalt (The Pierces, Ben Kweller, Nils Lofgren). With a studio approach reminiscent of legendary band leaders Duke Ellington, Frank Zappa, and Steely Dan, the Alan Cohen Experience conducts a variety of studio musicians to help achieve his musical vision. Set for release on November 4th, 2008, this six track EP comprises lush string and horn arrangements, vocal harmonies and thickly layered guitars to flourish the clever and catchy songwriting.

The album starts with a Stevie Wonder-esque funky tune called “Elephant," which builds a musical vision around the line “all's quiet on the waterfront/it's just me and my elephant.” Both “Bonita” and “Saturday Morning” portray gorgeous arrangements and melodies, and through poetic lyrics, paint scenes of an emotionally liberated musical love letter (“Bonita”), and of a sunrise stroll on a quiet early morning (“Saturday Morning”). A heavy-hitting rock song filled with vicious guitar licks, “Roy’s Rock” sets the stage for a song about Alabama Judge Roy Moore and his attempts to erect the Ten Commandments in his court house, told with the issue's context in the American constitutional concept of “separation of church and state.” The EP ends with “Space Watch," a song inspired by an elementary school lesson about different philosophies of God and perception, told through lyrics about space travel in a musical soundscape that brings the listener along for the ride.

credits

released November 4, 2008

Produced, recorded, and mixed by Roger Greenawalt at Shabby Road Studio, Brooklyn. Engineered by Michelle Barry.

Mastering by Nathan James at The Vault Mastering Studios, NYC.

Artwork by Daniel Harris (ithinkwethink.org).

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Alan Cohen Experience New York, New York

contact / help

Contact Alan Cohen Experience

Streaming and
Download help

Report this album or account

If you like Alan Cohen Experience, you may also like: