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Cross & Quinn - Cold Sky Blue Album Review

Album Review

Crimson violinist David Cross and Dubh Chapter keysman Sean Quinn create a rarefied atmosphere.

The title track here features a vocal by Beth Hirsch, who sang on Air’s Moon Safari, and that’s certainly no coincidence: at times David Cross and Sean Quinn take a similar approach to that French group.

Brendan Staunton, also formerly of Dubh Chapter, sings on Counting All The Stars over the kind of sparse, swinging percussion that Steve Jansen played for David Sylvian back in the 80s. But most of the album is full of space marked out by Quinn’s keyboards, while Cross’ violin is often electronically processed so that it can sound like a guitar or even a sax. He plays beautifully, though, adding more conventional sounding lines to the Eno-esque landscape of On Spider Hill.


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