COL

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All Music Guide - Ned Raggett
Self-described by Colin L. Orchestra (aka Colin Langenus) as "a 65-minute psychedelic concept record," COL lives up to its goal as an "everything and the kitchen sink" project, helped out by about 20 guest performers throughout the disc who are all connected to similar worlds of 21st century experimental rock weirdness. The joy of it, though, is that COL is both engagingly poppy and fairly unified, twisting around with various experiments in styles just for the hell of it, but never seemingly a random compilation. Langenus' singing is perhaps the key, something earnest and engaging without being cloying, with a rootsiness that doesn't get lost in the weeds of wishing it ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ned Raggett
Self-described by Colin L. Orchestra (aka Colin Langenus) as "a 65-minute psychedelic concept record," COL lives up to its goal as an "everything and the kitchen sink" project, helped out by about 20 guest performers throughout the disc who are all connected to similar worlds of 21st century experimental rock weirdness. The joy of it, though, is that COL is both engagingly poppy and fairly unified, twisting around with various experiments in styles just for the hell of it, but never seemingly a random compilation. Langenus' singing is perhaps the key, something earnest and engaging without being cloying, with a rootsiness that doesn't get lost in the weeds of wishing it actually was 1971 somewhere. But when you have a song like "Mendo Blues" -- all 13 minutes of it, with echoes and dub sounds, noodling blues guitar, string section breaks, spaced-out and overdub hip-hop verses, and string synths to boot -- something engagingly off-kilter is definitely at work. If that's the wiggiest moment, or series of them, there are plenty more to go around. A song like "Always Be" may, comparatively, be just a little sweet and stoned in feeling, even though it's another long one, but the industrial grind and stomp of "Greenpoint," and the squirrelly weirdness behind the verses of the kicking strum of "Jealous" are further facets on display. The quicker clips and rhythms of "Forty One" and "No Bridge," the near classic rock ballad feeling of "Keeper," and the moving feeling of "Long Nut" -- all chimes at the start before moving into chanting wordless vocals -- also stand out.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/9/2012
  • Label: Northern Spy Records
  • UPC: 765573685701
  • Catalog Number: 30
  • Sales rank: 366,648

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 To Into (3:14)
  2. 2 Keeper (3:38)
  3. 3 Told Ya (4:09)
  4. 4 Jealous (2:41)
  5. 5 Forty One (2:09)
  6. 6 Mendo Blues (14:02)
  7. 7 Greenpoint (1:51)
  8. 8 Always Be (15:47)
  9. 9 Naked Angel (3:04)
  10. 10 Out Peace (3:17)
  11. 11 Long Nut (6:14)
  12. 12 No Bridge (3:29)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Colin L. Orchestra Primary Artist
Technical Credits
David Ramsden Contributor
Jeff Mott Engineer
Jonah Rapino Contributor
Brendon Wood Contributor
Peter Vogl Contributor
Colin Langenus Composer, Producer, Engineer
Sebastian Paulson Contributor
Daren Ho Contributor
Heba Kadry Mastering
Dre Skull Engineer, Contributor
David Whiteman Engineer, Contributor
Greg Fox Contributor
Matthew Mottel Contributor
Ben Greenberg Engineer
Adam Downey Layout
Dave Kadden Contributor
Turner Williams Contributor
Liz Schnore Cover Photo
Jonny Corndawg Contributor
Jimmy Thomson Contributor
Jesse Lent Contributor
Eli Winograd Composer, Producer, Engineer
Allie Klein Contributor
Wes Buckley Contributor
Adam Reich Engineer
Gregg Might Engineer, Contributor
Deya Ramsden Artwork
Casey Glover Contributor
Andy Puls Engineer, Contributor
Alex Drewchin Contributor
Will Berney Contributor
Kieren Lally Contributor
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