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ARTIST
TITLE
Into the Grey Salons
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
OESB 091LP OESB 091LP
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RELEASE DATE
9/18/2015

"Into The Grey Salons is the 5th solo release from singer/musician Alice Cohen. The album features cosmic R&B-tinged dance tunes and soulful gospel-flavored ballads, with experimental synth interludes interspersed throughout the LP. Into The Grey Salons was inspired by a historic department store from Cohen's youth during the glitter rock heyday when David Bowie was recording Young Americans at Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia. The 'Sigma Kids' - young fans sporting Bowie haircuts - would line up to buy concert tickets at the grand ornate building, while the gothic pipe organ played inside. Out on the streets, the iconic 'Sound of Philadelphia' was everywhere. The 'haunted department store' is a symbolic space - where desire and commerce intersect, and identities are performed in the reflections of dressing room mirrors. Recorded at home in Brooklyn over the course of two years - all instruments were played by Alice Cohen, with additional drumming by Bryan Ujueta of Mr. Twin Sister, and additional vocals by Autre Ne Veut. Alice Cohen has been active since the late 70s, when her song 'Save the Best for Last' was released on Chrysalis Records."