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Devin Townsend Reveals Casualties Of Cool Inspiration

11/01/2016
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Devin Townsend

(Prog) Devin Townsend speaks about the "unrelenting horror" which inspired his folk project, Casualties Of Cool. The Canadian maestro says he swayed towards Americana-fused music while jamming alone at night in the latest episode of the Dunlop Sessions.

He says: "Personally, I was so overblown with work at the time. I was doing Deconstruction, which is tons of angular arpeggios. It was exhausting mentally, so I would go home at night and just play a Telecaster and revisit the more Americana vibe.

"It was always in the middle of the night that I had the opportunity to do it. Then, as a result, I had the idea of the moon and a mixture of this folky thing - but underneath the surface, there's this unrelenting horror. it seemed like an appropriate theme."

He recalls reaching out to singer-songwriter Che Aimee Dorval to work on the country-folk record, which they recorded separately.

He adds: "It was totally detached, which ultimately defined the sound of that album. There's these shadows, this element of haunting and death, we're together yet we don't interact. I like that cusp of it being something to listen to when you're chilled out - but if you're not careful, it's gonna bite you." Watch the video here.

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