by Nathan Springer (@drownloading)
Since 2009, The Widest Smiling Faces (the project of NYC’s Aviv Cohn) has been quietly releasing song after beautifully arranged song. Cohn’s music is an amalgamation of his influences; it contains elements of folk, ambient, shoegaze, and classical guitar. Despite the wide range of ground covered, The Widest Smiling Faces’ discography is glued together by Aviv’s distinctive musical voice. His upcoming LP, Milk Garden, to be released on cassette through Already Dead, will be Cohn’s fifth full-length album. We are excited to share the track “Plaster” with you, which is both a return to and departure from Cohn’s previous work.
The song’s hazy textures and synesthetic lyrics will be familiar to anyone who has heard TWSF before, but Cohn has added a major textural element in the form of an analog synth (the Korg Minilogue, to be exact). “Plaster” evokes both melancholy and tranquility and serves as a perfect introduction to The Widest Smiling Faces’ catalog. Check out the track below, and look out for Milk Garden, slated for release on March 23rd.
The Widest Smiling Faces' Milk Garden is out March 23rd via Already Dead Tapes.