Last week Cotton Jones began releasing alternate versions and demos via their SoundCloud page, NauNau; a project the Maryland-based group plans to randomly update as time and need permit. Of the four tracks posted thus far it’s the alternate version of Paranoid Cocoon’s “Gone The Bells” that has been on steady repeat. A little more humid and haunted than what made the final cut, I actually prefer this version, the Nighttime Mix, to that found on the LP proper. Yet another testament to alternate renderings.
Cotton Jones latest full-length, Tall Hours In The Glowstream, a sleeper, is one of my favorite albums of the year. With their feet now firmly anchored in a sound that’s undeniably their own, I cant wait to see where they take it in 2011 and beyond. Cosmic American music, indeed.
MP3: Cotton Jones :: Gone The Bells (Nighttime Mix)