The Jon Cohen Experimental


BY Daniel SylvesterPublished Nov 22, 2010

Jonathan Cohen has spent the greater part of the last decade kicking around in Montreal bands such as the Social Register, JF Robitaille and the Dears. Behold, the second independently released LP form Cohen's three-piece, deftly shows off his tenure without coming off too referential. On songs like the excellently un-executed "Hold the Fire" and the '70s AM gold of "Don't Be the Cloud," Cohen sounds restrained, comfortable and most importantly, like no one else in the Canadian music scene at the moment. Although Cohen has called in a decade's worth of favours to make this album, including production from the criminally underrated Dave Draves, along with guest appearances by Angela Desveaux, Murray Lightburn (the Dears) and members of Stars and the Stills, he utilizes their contributions the same way he approaches every song on this album: with restraint, much deliberation and even more innovation.

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