This 5th full-length from Marc M Cogman strikes out into new sonic territory. Cogman and his backing band, The Dead Messengers, mine mid 90's alternative rock sounds to provide the backdrop for Cogman's baritone rasp and poetic lyrics. While not a straightforward narrative like his last record (2014's Albatross), Nothing is Fantastic, like most of Cogman's records, focuses on certain themes throughout its ten tracks. This time up, he examines the dangers of magical thinking - from relationships, to religion, to other subjects in between, this record is an examination of the dark underbelly of believing in things.
Produced by Justin Siegel and Marc M Cogman, with invaluable help from Frogs, Joe Napolitano, Steve McDonald, and Giulio Carmassi
Recorded by Joe Napolitano at Contribution (Culver City, CA) Additional recording by Steve McDonald at the Octagon House (Topanga, CA), Giulio Carmassi at Yellow Light Music (Los Angeles, CA), and Marc M Cogman at Gutter Falls (Tulsa, OK).
Mixed and Mastered by Joe Napolitano at Contribution (Culver City, CA)
Album artwork by Edward Carter Simon
Artist photo by Edward Carter Simon
Additional photography by Steve McDonald
Marc M Cogman - lead vox, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, piano, organ, keys, synth
Frogs - bass, electric guitar
Steve McDonald - electric guitar and ebow
Giulio Carmassi - synth, trumpet, trombone
Justin Siegel - drums
Brian Moskin - drums
Jillinda Napolitano - background vocals, keys
Joe Napolitano - background vocals, percussion, electric guitar
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