Frankie Cosmos / Stephen Steinbrink / Ashley Koett
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Close It Quietly is a continual reframing of the known. It’s like giving yourself a haircut or rearranging your room. You know your hair. You know your room. Here’s the same hair, the same room, seen again as something new. Close It Quietly takes the trademark Frankie Cosmos micro-universe and upends it, spilling outwards into a swirl of referentiality that’s a marked departure from earlier releases, imagining and reimagining motifs and sounds throughout the album. FC’s fourth studio release is a manifestation of the band’s collaborative spirit: Greta Kline and longtime bandmates Lauren Martin (synth), Luke Pyenson (drums), and Alex Bailey (bass) luxuriated in studio time with Gabe Wax, who engineered and co-produced the record with the band.
Stephen Steinbrink is a songwriter and recording engineer born in the desert of Arizona and currently floating around the western USA: Olympia, WA, Oakland, CA and Phoenix, AZ. Steinbrink has recorded 8 LPs since 2007 and is currently recording the follow-up to his latest LP, Arranged Waves, which the music press described as “An LP of gorgeous, wondrous folk” (NME), “polished and fastidiously crafted” (The Guardian), “…diverse and inspired musical adventure … a remarkable record” (The 405).
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