After Parallax was recorded, Bradford Cox was forced to continue touring with Deerhunter, which ended up being so stressful for Cox that it caused him to have a nervous breakdown.
Album · 2011 · 12 Songs. If Bradford Cox’s first two albums under his Atlas Sound moniker are intimate patchworks of ambient bedroom pop, Parallax is where he fully emerges into the spotlight. This album features one of indie rock’s most beloved voices coming into his own without losing his unique sense of grace. Parallax Atlas Sound.
Parallax feels like a more complete work than any other Atlas Sound record, with the differences between the songs less distinct and everything flowing together more naturally.
The third Atlas Sound record is a more complete work than any of Bradford Cox's earlier solo ventures. The third Atlas Sound record is a more complete work than any of Bradford Cox's earlier solo ventures. Bradford Cox knows a thing or two about creating a schism between his everyday self and the one he presents on record. In interviews he's garrulous and outspoken, ostensibly brimming with confidence, yet plagued by insecurity.
Watch the video for Parallax from Atlas Sound's Parallax for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. Cox was born in Athens, Georgia in 1982. In early 2008 he released his first album entitled Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel on indie-labels Kranky and 4AD. His second album, Logos, was released in fall 2009 to critical acclaim. Atlas Sound is the name of a musical solo project of Bradford Cox, the lead singer of Deerhunter.
Parallax, the visual phenomenon that affects the perception of objects’ relative positions depending on the viewer’s distance from them, couldn’t be a more apt namesake for Bradford Cox's third officially released Atlas Sound album. Cox plays with distance, motion, and emotion on this set of songs, oscillating between the sparkling pop he does so well with this project as well as Deerhunter and the hazy experiments that are all Atlas Sound.
Parallax (CD, Album). UPDATE 10-26-2016: I love this album so I wanted to give restoration by cleaning another try. I performed a deep cleaning process on this LP, and short of using a microscope, can confirm that my copy, bought new, cannot be improved by even a deep cleaning process- which uses several manual cleaning steps/fluids, and a Hannl RCM.
Atlas Sound - Parallax Despite inherent differences, the trajectory of Deerhunter frontman Bradford Cox's Atlas Sound project is actually quite similar to his band. Deerhunter moved from obscured psych-rock to swirling psychedelia to taut indie rock on Halcyon Digest, and Atlas Sound's third album Parallax presents the same unadorned crystal clarity, for better or worse. Where Cox's previous albums sounded like literal "bedroom" electronica, all boxed-in rhythms and heavy-lidded melodies, Parallax is the product of a studio.
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Saxophone [Stereo Saxophone Quartets] – Carrie-Anne MurphyVocals, Drums [2 Drum Kits], Percussion, Electric Bass, Guitar, Piano [Phase Shift Piano] – B. Cox*
Drums [Two Drum Kits], Vocals, Electronics [Voice Drone], Electric Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion [Echo Percussion] – Bradford Cox
Piano, Drums [Treated Drums], Electric Bass, Lead Guitar [Gretsch], Electronics [Harmonizer], Synthesizer, Programmed By [Sequencer] – Bradford CoxProgrammed By [Additional] – Nicolas Vernhes
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Drums [Gretsch Lead Drum Kit], Percussion, Synthesizer, Electric Piano [Wurlitzer] – Bradford Cox
|5||Modern Aquatic Nightsongs
Cabasa, Wood Block – Paul McPhersonVocals, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar [Crystal], Electric Bass, Percussion, Drum Machine [Rhythm Box], Tape, Piano – B. Cox*
Organ, Piano, Backing Vocals – Andrew VanWyngardenVocals, Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Electric Bass, Electric Guitar – Bradford Cox
Drums [Kick Drum & Hi-hat] – Paul McPhersonGuitar [Nashville Tuning], Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar [Electric], Electric Bass, Drums [Processed Tom & Snare Drum], Percussion, Programmed By, Vocals, Synthesizer – B. Cox*
Vocals, Piano, Effects [Treatments], Drums – B. Cox*
|9||Angel Is Broken
Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar [Gretsch], Percussion, Drums, Organ, Keyboards, Vocals – B. Cox*
Vocals, Piano, Drums, Guitar, Synthesizer [Synthbass], Percussion, Synthesizer – B. Cox*
Instruments, Vocals, Electronics [Collage] – B. COX*
Electric Guitar [Telecaster], Electric Bass, Tape [Tape Loop], Vocals, Drums, Acoustic Guitar – B. Cox*
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – 4AD
- Copyright (c) – 4AD
- Pressed By – Cinram, Olyphant, PA – Z107856
- Published By – Beggars Music
- Recorded At – Rare Book Room
- Mixed At – Rare Book Room
- Management – Associated London Management, Martin Pike
- Mixed By – Nicolas Vernhes
- Photography By [Cover] – Mick Rock
- Producer – Bradford Cox, Nicolas Vernhes (tracks: 1 to 9, 12)
- Recorded By – Bradford Cox (tracks: 10, 11), Nicolas Vernhes (tracks: 1 to 9, 12)
- Written-By – Bradford Cox
NotesAndrew VanWyngarden appears courtesy of Columbia Records
Plastic CD case has slight green tint
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 652637313024
- Matrix / Runout: Z107856 M1S1 Q9 CAD 3130-2 TEXT 01
- Mastering SID Code: ifpi L909
- Mould SID Code: IFPI 2U9M
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