Friday, May 31, 2013

DCR014: Centaur Noir "Memoirs"

After a series of EPs and collaborative projects Centaur Noir has released a new full length album entitled "Memoirs" (a follow up to 2010's "Rock The Hall"). Memoirs was recorded over a period of more than a year, with the songs being fine tuned along with the help of Sound and Vision producer Ray Malone. The album features of slew of guest appearances including the usual suspects of Ray Malone, Dennis Hockaday, and Chad Gooch. Track five "Creatures of the Night" features the violin work of Iowa City's own Skye Carassco. Track two features some textural guitar from Mondo Drag keyboard player John Gamino. The album is a culmination of sounds ranging from hip hop verses to folked out choruses. Much more electronic than "Rock The Hall" this album shows Centaur Noir's progression into the self described sound of "Rhythm & Folk."

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