RE: Nels Cline, Coward

Below is an excerpt from Nels Cline’s extended notes on his new record Coward.

“Coward” is meant to be a journey, bookended by minimal drone pieces named after infrequently-blooming flowers, and, in between, taking you on a trip – sometimes a wry, whimsical, or solemn one – through this string of references, of inside jokes, and of tributes to friends, artists, and to pools of feeling that are at once personal and (with any luck) universal, pertaining to love, alienation, things sublime and perverse…

Click HERE to read the full notes.

And be sure to check out Nate Chinen’s review of Coward at