Cian Nugent’s first widely available album Doubles was released in the summer of 2011 to great acclaim from Pitchfork, NPR and The Wire, and rightly so. Nugent’s playing is a lorious thing – it twists and turns as if telling a story, with each chord change revealing something new.
Over the past year, the young Dublin-based guitarist linked up with a 4-piece band called The Cosmos, a motley bunch interested in mining the same far out musical styles.
Cian Nugent & The Cosmos | Grass Above My Head
Born With The Caul is their first studio album and the group is a force, existing some place out of time. Not only is their sound an era-less one but the songs themselves are never in a hurry as they build and unfold, never wasting a note.
Tours of the United Kingdom and Europe have clearly tightened them up, though the looseness and fluidity of their playing is an envious thing. Born With The Caul captures an artist and a group at a peak moment.
Cian Nugent & The Cosmos | Hire Purchase
“Born With The Caul” finds Nugent leading an elaborate folk-rock band through three long tracks, which often feel like they bridge that very small gap between “Unhalfbricking” and “Marquee Moon” -Uncut
“Throwing around the adjective “perfect” is a dangerous thing, but I’ll be goddamned if I can find a single thing wrong with Born With The Caul.” -Aquarium Drunkard
Cian Nugent | Live at WFMU
“Nugent and the Cosmos create and then explore negative space early in the record, stretching into the kind of rippling rock exploration that would make Crazy Horse weep, and eventually twisting itself in its second half into a bluesy rocker that speeds up and unravels beautifully” -Pop Matters
Created in 2011 SINCE THE DEVIL IS GONE I MOSTLY FEEL LONELY is meant to adress the musical blindspots between high-, pop- and folk art in the context of the culturally diverse Kreuzberg neighborhood.
Focusing on obscure traditional- and outsider music which, despite tremendous talent, thrives mostly unnoticed by todays mainstream audiences the concert series strives to bring broader attention to some of the finest artists you might have never heard of.
“Since the devil is gone I mostly feel lonely” presents:
Cian Nugent & The Cosmos
Monday, 21 April 2014 | 20:00 CET
Monarch | Skalitzer Str. 134 | 10999 Berlin/Kreuzberg