Review: Cocoon – Where The Oceans End


Cocoon – Where The Oceans End
Label: Co-op / Sober & Gentle
Release (SWE): 2011-03-21

They could have fooled me. This is french folk, with no taste of strong cigarettes or week old red wine.

The french duo consisting of Mark Daumail and Morgane Imbeaud create gloomy soundscapes and beautiful moods. Throughout the entire record, the stories are laid out, naked and intimate. This is music for those who love a good romance. This is like hooking up and breaking up, all at the same time. Emotions rolling on the carefully sung harmonies.

Comparing Cocoon with artists like Eliott Smith, Sufjan Stevens is easy, but still this is something else. The sound of a man and a woman.

In this genre, this is extraordinary, considering it is a thin line between to much, and not enough. Where The Oceans End makes you wish there was another album in the sleeve.

Close to a seven, the number six fits like a glove.

Waiting for more.

2 Responses to “Review: Cocoon – Where The Oceans End”

  • Petra Says:

    Dear Kentuckyseven,

    This review made me very happy :) I am a huge fan of Cocoon and I I still remember the hapiness I felt when I listened to this album for the first time, last November :). Actually, there is ”more”; if you want to listen more Cocoon there is their first album ”my friends all died in a plane crash”. I like this one better though!:)

  • Magnus Says:

    Petra, glad it made you happy, so am I, to have discovered this french gem. Have to listen in on their previous records, if they are half as sweet as this, I am all set. Thanks for commenting. Magnus

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