Cosmopolis – “Parasite”

Out today from Cosmopolis, “Parasite” is a compelling rock production with dynamic textural engrossment. The initial smatterings of guitar resemble slowcore in its patient sprawling, as the vocals ease in gently with the title-touting introduction. “Need a host,” the vocals wearily let out, with gentle percussion and eventual key-laden twinkling complementing a more warming vocal tone.

A gravelling vocal tone, admitting “I know where your children go to school,” adds further to the intriguing, dark soundscape — exuding an effervescent, further textural pull in the final minute as clanging percussion settles into a subdued glow. “Parasite” is another stellar, inventive production from Cosmopolis, impressing the past couple years with tracks like “The Distances” and “Nixon-Manson.”

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of March 2023’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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