MP3 Chris Koza - Exit Pesce
Combines organic and synthetic textures with acoustic guitars, strong vocal harmonies and a myriad of lyrical imagery.
9 MP3 Songs
FOLK: Modern Folk, ROCK: Americana
Concise statements of mood, melody and songwriterly arrangements make Chris Koza''s solo debut a beguiling listen. In Exit Pesce, Koza is the man behind the curtain, pulling all the levers-as songwriter, composer, and engineer, he creates an album of stunning clarity and simple voice. Nostalgia seeps from parts unknown among stories of distant coasts, old apartments and urban transplants . The first song, Chicago Ave, builds from a strict drum sample into a salty breeze of warm Pacific ocean air, moving you into earthier voice/guitar work where the clarity of Koza''s sentimental lyrics pierce your heart with an ache for times past and places that may have never existed. The title track is a dark, complex affair, whirling us from a Euro-trash inspired chorus into a foot-stompin'', wailing bridge. The album culminates with two songs of simple lyrical beauty woven with lush string arrangements, and sung with a passion that exposes Koza as worthy company for the likes of Elliot Smith, Badly Drawn Boy or Paul Simon. In the end, Exit Pesce is a finely crafted album of heart-swelling love that begs for a rusty car, an acoustic guitar, and a travel-worn road.
"Coupled with an easy, woody acoustic guitar; the mind begins to drift into Chris''s world of sound and poetry...It''s a worthwhile purchase for fans of Nick Drake, Guster, Wilco, Granddaddy and the like."
-The Phantom Tollbooth
"A Rollicking Folk Debut"
-The Willamette Week