7) PAUL COGLEY – Deep Blue Sky
Paul Cogley is a singer-songwriter and producer from Edmonds, Washington. He’s been making music for years and he’s a good experience with soft rock music.
His latest album Deep Blue Sky is nothing short of incredible. It’s a powerful blend of alt-rock, pop, dream pop and indie melodic pop rock—all with a distinct electronic sound that sets Cogley apart from other artists in his genre.
Each track on this 12-track album is like an emotional journey through the highs and lows of life. The lyrics are honest and heartfelt; they make you feel like you’re sitting across from Cogley at a coffee shop while he tells you all about himself and his life story.
The instrumental arrangements are subtle but powerful—they add just enough texture to compliment Cogley’s vocals without overwhelming them or distracting them. The lyrical content ranges from deep introspection with “Lament” to heartbreak with “All The Love Inside”, to empowerment with “Mr Spaceman”.
Cogley’s experience shines through in his work: every track on Deep Blue Sky feels like it could have been written by someone who has been doing this for decades rather than only 2 years, the time the singer spent producing this specific project. Now check it out, visit the artist’s website and follow on Spotify to keep track of his next releases.
Artist Interview: PAUL COGLEY
1. Cru Cru Paul Cogley, super nice to have the chance to chat with you! What first got you into music?
I remember hearing Andy Williams’ ‘Can’t Get Used to Losing You’ when I was in a crib. Yes, it was in the top twenty at the time. That pizzicato intro got me. The rest is history.
2. Can you write what was your best performance in your career? How do you remember it?
All my best and most memorable performances have happened while alone in my studio always after forgetting to hit the record button.
3. Who came first? The chicken or the Egg?
Well, that’s easy…. eggs have been around much longer than chickens… unless of course, you are asking about a chicken-egg? In that case, ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.
4. What would you do if you had a time machine?
I would open ‘Cogleys’ Time Machine Cruises’ and take people to the time they wanted to go to. Then I would just leave them there. I think that would have made the world a lot more interesting and fun.
5. What memorable responses have you had to your work?
I am getting some amazing reviews to the new album, and it is clear I have had some measure of success in creating an album of emotional vignettes. It really is gratifying to see critics ‘get’ that…. Or could it be that I am just not as deep as I think I was being?
6. Do you think that technology is improving lives?
I wouldn’t be able to do what I do if it wasn’t for the highly developed recording technology we have these days. Social media can suck, and I miss watching the same TV shows at the same time as everyone else in the country. I am sure there was a mass consciousness connection thing going on that is now long lost as we stream different things at different times now, but we must keep looking for those ways of connecting using our new technologies and without hating each other; if that is where this question was going.
7. Do you have a mentor or coach?
No, but I am perpetually misunderstood, and I think that explains why I have never had a mentor or coach!
8. What’s your favorite 80’s album?
That’s a cruel question! You force me to pick a favorite between ‘Songs From The Big Chair - Tears For Fears’, ‘So - Peter Gabriel’, ‘Moving Pictures - Rush’, ‘Computer World - Kraftwerk’, or ‘Rio - Duran Duran’? Ok then, I pick ‘The Flat Earth - Thomas Dolby’….. no, I mean ‘Go West - Go West’, or maybe ‘Welcome Home - Til Tuesday’….. (Head explodes!)
9. What are you most proud of?
My two daughters and grandson!
10. Do You agree with the Pigeon?
No, take the money and run!
"Deep Blue Sky" opens with a space banger: "Mr. Spaceman"! An electronic tune that makes you hover in space on account of galactic synthesizers, quirky robotic vocals and progressive guitars that take you to infinity and beyond without bringing you back! The entire work overflows with a dreamy indie-artistic energy that is impossible to resist - check out the original album: "Deep Blue Sky"!
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PAUL COGLEY - Deep Blue Sky
Paul Cogley is a musician, songwriter, and producer who has played in bands spanning several genres, including rock, punk, soul, progressive, and blues, from the middle of the 1970s until 2015.
By the way, he is a British musician who resides in Seattle, Washington, and has long been a significant player in the region’s music scene.
Since its debut in June 2020, his previous album, Terra Nullius, has had over 200,000 listens on Spotify alone. Additionally, he is aware of the broad international appeal due to Spotify’s stats.
In the making for two years was Deep Blue Sky. He may say that the experimental rock-alternative and electronic music is well-crafted and will appeal to a broad audience.
In this chaotic world where we have all somehow lost our way, the record provides a manual on how to redeem yourself.
PAUL COGLEY - Deep Blue Sky
Musician and producer Paul Cogley writes deep and insightful musical compositions. His new album 'Deep Blue Sky' are a truly great work worthy of the attention of soft rock fans.
'Deep Blue Sky' was released on August 20 and included 12 songs, which together form an amazing tracklist. The album unsurpassedly combines the sound of classic rock with electronic elements. The record is full of aesthetic beauty and musical perfection.
Paul Cogley's singing is warm and thoughtful, full of care and emotion. His musical arrangements are organic and exciting, they reveal the talent of the composer and musician who creates real musical art.
Listen to the album 'Deep Blue Sky' from Paul Cogley and enjoy the beautiful collection of his new songs.
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Paul Cogley From Edmonds, United States, this is an artist who appears here in an unprecedented way, with a work revealed on streaming platforms recently and which we will talk more about below.
Entitled "Deep Blue Sky", this album took two years to make and travels mainly through classic/soft/alt rock, in addition to having several elements of progressive and even experimental rock.
With a rich lyricism, he addresses several themes of the current world and how to redeem himself in this world where, at some point, we lose the plot, as the official release itself comments.
Being responsible for composing, performing and recording all the work in a DIY way, this album was made with a dedication and affection that will surely be noticed throughout the hearing.
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PAUL COGLEY - 'Deep Blue Sky'
Multifaceted artist Paul Cogley shares the new album, titled 'Deep Blue Sky.' With a set of twelve songs, this is the artist's second full release and once again proves his talent and versatility to work in music. This is a solid and mature album, showing the evolution of the artist since his former launches, which arouses the desire to hear several times with the curiosity of discover something new with each hearing. Early on we felt the strong influence of artists like David Bowie and Peter Gabriel
'Deep Blue Sky' brings a mix of influences that go between rock, punk, soul, progressive and blues. There's a lot of nostalgia in this job but it still does feel fresh and modern, with well-composed instrumentation and mastering and mixing made in a way that professional, worthy of a Grammy. With a charming chord progression, riffs guitar for the most diverse tastes and melody that stick to the mind, 'Deep Blue Sky' is a sound journey that can match the journey of 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars'
March 2017. Paul released the album 'Nova Cafe', an original rock/pop work who utilized some great local seattle talent, recorded and produced in the studio of Pauls. In February 2019. Paul returned to his studio to work on new songs and in May 2020 released 'Terra Nullius' an album of 11 tracks from original compositions. In addition, in December 2020, the single Time To Go' was released, followed by a second single, the parody 'Be Careful What You Tweet' on June 2021. Paul has just released another album 'Deep Blue Sky.' Deep Blue Sky took 2 years to be done. Music is experimental/alternative rock and electronic, and I can that it is well crafted that it will have global appeal.
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Deep Blue Sky
Edmonds, United States
Paul Cogley’s newest album, ‘Deep Blue Sky’ is a
love letter to the Earth itself from Deep Space. To me, the entire album sounds like a compilation of the bands of the future; reflecting on the history of humanity and the struggles of our time, through a blend of analogue and synth tones. Paul Cogley has composed not only an album but a story with ‘Deep Blue Sky’.
The album opens up with ‘Mr. Spaceman’. It starts
slowly with synths and then the drums and guitar kick in. Add the vocals and the image of a lone storyteller on a backdrop of stars fills your mind. The mix of harmonic pads with chorus guitar just drips with emotion. And it is only a taste of what’s to come. The song builds us up for ‘What If It Were You’, where the vocals take centre stage. Bowie-esque and smooth, they cut through the rich chords and melodies that adorn the rest of the song. ‘What If It Were You’ ends with a bluesy breakdown that is thick, rich and extremely tonal. A brilliant blend that just gets more complex as the song carries on. The guitar answers every question that the backing asks with great and masterful sincerity.
This bluesy ending leads us onto the first of many beautiful instrumental compositions on ‘Deep Blue Sky’, ‘Lament’. The song that signs the name on the love letter home. You can hear the emotional breaths as the acoustic guitar is slowly egged on by the accompanying bass. The story it is telling is one of longing and imperfection and it clashes brilliantly with the tone of the album so far. The synth pads, like bells, take a backseat to let the guitar talk to us one on one. Such a simple song in its arrangement but so complex in its chords and fingerpicking that it sets itself apart from the rest of the album. It juxtaposes ‘A Million Miles Away’, which comes later, with such precision that it is definitely purposeful.
‘Longing’ follows on from ‘Lament’ and gives the vibes of Depeche Mode, with crunchy blaring electric tones over complex percussion. The vocals are solemn and fit well with the spacey guitar and chirpy electric accents. The sliding guitar progressions give a sense of zero-gravity as the song builds with blending strings. The slow and heartfelt feel doesn’t hang around for long. ‘The Flimflam’ is a bopping tune that feels both relentlessly modern and straight from the sixties. The driving drums and deep-set bass bring to life this dance-worthy dark beat, with its flanger guitars and catchy tune. The song is purely analogue. There’s no room for synths in this instrumental future classic.
‘Deep Blue Sky’ shows us so much of what Paul Cogley can do. ‘Everything Changes’ is a tremolo nirvana with lyrics about the struggles of the modern day. It serves as a catchy pull to the rest of the album. It shines on the record and would be my pick for the single. The smooth instrumentals allow you to get lost in the story Paul tells us in robotic harmony, as we fall deeper into the void of synthetic dreams.
The album is finishing off. We are pulled through the soundscape of ‘A Million Miles Away’,with its dragging cello punches and tubular beeps. Wailing star-sirens pitch in at a minute togo, bringing the complex and emotional composition to a close.
‘Who’s Keeping Score’ is a future pop ballad. If Duran Duran toured space stations in the year 3000, this would be a crowd favourite. Its use of sequential bass melodies ties perfectly with the soft vocal harmonies. The whole song is accented sparingly with strings and it drivesa sad message through a surprisingly catchy and memorable melody.
The two last instrumentals, ‘Russian Doll’ and ‘Epitaph’ bookend the last two songs on the album. ‘All The Love Inside’ models the sound that the rest of the album emulates. A symbiotic relationship between synthetic and analogue. The drums keep pace as the vocals sing in remembrance of love, now lost. It is the most experimental in its composition, building pads, breakdowns as well as bluesy riffs. A section of spoken word completes the image that the whole album has been painting in our minds, once again adding humanity into an electric future. ‘Pebble’ is a song that reminds me of the Beatles. With its guitar harmonies, crispy bass and its lyrical focus on imagery. I can imagine this song being on an album titled “Plastic Dreams from a Paper Bag”. It fits so well here on ‘Deep Blue Sky’, reminding us how good classical songwriting can sound when blended with new wave instrumentals that just keep evolving as the song continues.
Paul Cogley has blended classical blues and strong, quality synths for a futuristic blend of warming and saddened songs that detail a troubled future. He also shows us the hope that humanity can bring to the cold abyss of space with songs like ‘Pebble’ and ‘Everything Changes’. ‘Deep Blue Sky’, through its use of heavy electric sounds and industrial percussion, relies on tone and emotion to give us an album that is undeniably human.
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Paul Cogley “Deep Blue Sky”
Deep Blue Sky is such a fantastic album that it feels like a loss for anyone who didn't hear it already. Paul Cogley orchestrates a captivating and expansive experience through 12 songs, taking you on a deeply awakening journey above the sky with your visions and imagination broadened. “Mr. Spaceman" produces an impressive 3-D experience as if the track itself is projected across a sonic theater. The sounds surround you, swirling from side to side, placing you in an interactive sonic space where they have become palpable.
In “Mr. Spaceman," Cogley's voice is as vulnerable as it is sensitive. It softens the edges of those highly captivating, cleverly orchestrated, reoccurring riffs that draw you back and forth in good chemistry. His music has you widening your eyes as well as grinning and connecting. It's worth pointing out that the way Cogley plays with elements and themes is simply genius. His ability to make repetition fascinating also seems effortless.
“What If It Were You" dives into a deep, calming soundscape that feels like a painting of the night sky. A driven rock rhythm stirs the calm water. The track begins with a guitar in solitude, spreading out in distortion. In “Lament," a strand of light and night weaved into the beautifully tender storytelling. Here, the strings and woodwinds become the fleeing giggles that echo in the background. Hearing that soulful but light expression is simply precious. Into “The Flimflam," the echos became this classic, booming pulsation that brings a dizzy feeling into your eardrum. There are also fleeing sounds in there, but the mesmerizing short lick has your attention, going into a western, alternative rock and blue palette. What's even more interesting is how “Everything Changes" continues the shivering echo from the last track but tunes into an introspective gaze.
“Pebble" delivers a change of pace in the album that lifts the air with brighter colors and lighter feels. “Epitaph," on the other hand, concludes the album with meditative storytelling that builds the space from the lingering sound after hitting the strings.
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Album: Deep Blue Sky by Paul Cogley
After being a part of the local music scene for years, sounds like the British-born, Seattle-based artist Paul Cogley is much more comfortable with his own solo releases. With his second record “Deep Blue Sky” out, Cogley experiments with lots of sounds and moods as well as personal and touching subjects that we all relate to, I believe we all need this record as Cogley described “Deep Blue Sky” as:
“a guidebook on how to redeem yourself in this crazy world where we have all lost the plot a little.”
So, let’s dig deeper into it,
The record opens with an open sound and bright melodies on “Mr. Spaceman”. I loved its classic progressive/art rock approach that’s strongly present in its fluid mellow melodies and multi-layered structure.
“What If It Were You” instantly became one of my favorites with its smooth fading-in intro, beautiful guitar tone, atmospheric synth, and unique bassline. It has bluesy melodies with a smooth organic progression topped by Paul Cogley’s warm deep voice that makes you want to listen more.
“Lament” comes next with a simple structure and loads of emotions, its melancholic acoustic arpeggios will definitely hit a chord and make you reflect on many things.
“Longing” picks up with “Lament’s” mood with a bigger sound and layering mixing synths with some Knopfler-style expressive guitar work and Cogley’s vocals.
With a groovy upbeat melody comes “The Flimflam” shaking the dynamics of the record right at the perfect point. Its jazzy drums and groovy bass made it a super fun tune and I loved how improvisational the guitars sounded as he kept freely throwing licks and melodies here and there.
Paul Cogley’s narrative vocal melody perfectly matched the open sound and dark melodies of “Everything Changes”. It has a subtle smooth flow of melodies that Cogley smartly used to express a sad story about modern-day relationship struggles in a way that he made the listener feel that heartache through his music.
With a spacey intro “A Million Miles Away” starts showing Paul Cogley’s skills in experimenting with electronic elements. It keeps on progressing while keeping up with its mysterious vibes with a dark layer of anticipation added by the simple bow and string stroke. Cogley starts introducing new melodies and instruments slowly and neatly as we move forward in a subtle sense that gave the song an organic progression that just carries you effortlessly.
“Who’s Keeping Score” steers the dynamics into a slower more heartfelt area once again but, in a totally different way. Its swaying percussions and bass mixed with violins and violas’ strong emotional melodies created a unique sound twist adding new elements to the “Deep Blue Sky” experience.
There’s no better way to start a song called “Russian Doll” than the sound of a ballerina music box. “Russian Doll” has an overall uplifting mood with its escalating dynamics and sound that keeps on getting bigger and more open with every turn.
“All The Love Inside” brings back the classic rock sound, the building-up intro takes us into a mellow verse that twists into a groovy catchy chorus, and towards the end, all this gets mashed up with atmospheric synths giving it a smooth perfect outro.
“Pebble” is a fun tune with playful melodies and colorful sounds, adding a new flavor to the mix.
Ends the record on a high note is the beautifully atmospheric “Epitaph”. It’s a simply structured piece with some well-written guitars and well-arranged and layered effects that sets the mood perfectly creating a melancholic piece that’s worthy of its name.
Paul Cogley’s “Deep Blue Sky” is a sound journey that you don’t want to miss. His unique mix of old-school progressive rock with electronic elements and synths while experimenting with new instruments shows a lot of character and creativity. It is a solid well-written and well-structured record that can easily get into your albums of the year list.
Looking forward to more from Cogley, cheers!
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Paul Cogley takes on the "Deep Blue Sky"
(English translation from French - Courtesy Google)
Sometimes spontaneous, the moment of a flash, the artist manages to find inspiration and image his final work. Sometimes inspiration can be languishing. In either case, it takes time to produce just and especially to bring out the desired message and sensations.
This is what Paul Cogley did for his latest album Deep Blue Sky which earned him two years of meticulous work for a subliminal result. A result that the singer considers world-class and whose opinion we will corroborate.
The album is a combo of sweet melodies with an experimental rock flavor, sparkling, dotted with EDM electronic rhythms. 12 tracks, which run 56 minutes 20 seconds long, will have the heavy burden of dazzling the American audience and those elsewhere.
However, the singer of Edmonds has previously loaded the album with the weapons necessary to fulfill his mission.
In the front row on Deep Blue Sky, we find Mr. Spaceman who questions this pressure that man inflicts on himself to be at the height of others or to find himself depressed. In the second row quietly arises What If It Were You, to wisely recall the general apathy that is currently developing in society.
Strolling through this enriching universe both in lyrics and sounds, we cross avenues such as Lament, Longing, Everything Changes, to Pebble to finally exit through the large Epitaph gate. Make the appointment of this walk by clicking below.
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Paul Cogley, Deep Blue Sky album, Review.
As a mostly “roots” based DJ, I will generally bypass most rock-oriented recordings that seem too popular. But, Paul Cogley’s new album “Deep Blue Sky” is full of surprises.
Produced at home on computer, there is no band, but it is rich with sound. Instrumental tracks run the gamut from electronic rock and surf rock (“The Flim Flam”) to tinges of blues, classical and new age/folk(“Lament”).
The tracks that grab me most are lyric based songs, where deep thought has gone into what the listener should feel. From “What If It Were You”: “Bombs fall all around, there’s a family running scared, All they need is a chance”, puts you right there on the ground with them.
Another lyric that grabs me is from “Who’s Keeping Score”: “We’re on a voyage, In charge of our own fate, Picking a way, we seek to validate. There’s no first place, in the human race, A soul is judged by the love it creates”. I could listen to that chorus forever.
This album has songs that will hit people in different ways, instrumental track “Lament” made me sigh after it was done. “Pebble” is a bright song that glistened in my mind for a few days and skipped forward while taking a walk.”Mr. Spaceman” is a fun tune that is perfect for going outside and looking for the space station passing by.
This album is definitely worth a listen.
Deep Blue Sky - PAUL COGLEY
Paul Cogley is one of those people that is thrown into the world with the primary objective of becoming a star! His amazing music skills span across so many instruments that he decided to just become a one-man band! A singer songwriter who makes surreal rock music that seems to be spilling out of the genre that it has been boxed into. Deep Blue Sky is a masterpiece of an album, spanning 12 amazing tracks. An extended journey into the world of Paul Cogley. Paul has been making music since the 70s and you can see that he is at a point where he has become a musical magician!
Surreal guitar soundscapes and a very soothing voice all kept together by amazing drumming by Paul Cogley. I have to remind myself that all this is being done by one man. It seems next to impossible to achieve such quality work just by himself. Let’s move on to the album itself now!
The album starts off with ‘Mr. Spaceman’, which has a very spaced-out intro that makes you wonder what Paul has in store in this track. Right when the guitar pours in, OH MY GOD! This is the kind of rock that I have been looking for all these years. A genre that has seen so many artists come and go with their own styles, Paul seems to plant his flag, to be remembered for ages. An amazing first track to an album. I’m already hooked. The guitar work is just oozing from the speakers and creeping into my very being. The electronic sounds are a really nice touch, especially since the vocals have a lot of space effects on it. I personally love the first track and I think I might have a favorite already. MY favorite part of this track is how the guitar solo around the 3-minute mark ends with an amazingly creative riser that makes the listener feel like they’re spiraling into space!
This album reminds me of a band I used to listen to when I was younger – “Younger Brother” who focused more on the psychedelic aspect of rock.
The second track is slightly at a higher tempo and keeps you going through the album, until the 4-minute mark. From here on, it is an outro or rather an interlude to the next track “Lament”. Its as if Paul has created the whole album with a clear idea in his head. A story that spans across 12 tracks. A really cool concept.
Here on, the album takes a more melancholic approach. Lament is an instrumental track that just showcases how amazingly Paul can pour emotions out of just strings. I can feel what he’s trying to convey in my gut. Longing is another song filled with sadness, this time showcasing Paul’s surreal voice. It just pierces through you, as if he was whispering directly to your soul. With amazing spaced-out guitar leads that just take you deeper and deeper into a state of melancholic trance!
Next, we move on to “Everything Changes”. A track whose lyrics I absolutely love! He talks about how tomorrow is the day you worry about yesterday, not today. What a profound phrase. I had to replay it at least 5 times just to be sure of what he said! Tomorrow is the day you worry about yesterday! Not today! Wow! Did reading that again help? This is because everything changes. Wordplay at its finest, accompanied with a gated guitar lead that seems to be rippling through. Absolutely surreal!
Now we move on to “A million miles away”, an instrumental gem that takes you through a floating desert in the middle of the universe. Ethereal soundscapes with amazing guitar work led to the birth of this psychedelic masterpiece. Paul really is an expert at creating worlds in your head. A sonic architect that just creates geological structures through stereo!
At this point in the album, I can make an educated guess that every alternate track is going to be an instrumental masterpiece. The overall arrangement of the album itself is amazing! The album ends with “Epitaph”, the most melancholic track of the album. At this point, I’m almost in tears but I have no idea why. Do you remember, as a kid, when you bawled your eyes out, you get the soundest sleep? This track is somehow the musical version of exactly that feeling. The limbo between crying and sound sleep!
I have no other words to explain that feeling!
Overall, this has become one of my all-time favorite albums. Its not even that I’m trying to force this album on you, its an honest opinion! An album that can take you through a journey of sadness within yourself, finally leading to some really sound sleep! A surreal ceremony of facing your sadness at its core and overcoming it!
Hats off to Paul Cogley for this masterpiece. I wish i could sit and explain how every track made me feel but I don’t think any of you would enjoy reading so much. So, I’m going to end with this: Yesterday, you were worrying about tomorrow, and not today!
Deep Blue Sky Is Paul Cogley’s Album - Indie Music
Good Day Noir Family,
Welcome to Edgar Allan Poets indie music corner. A space dedicated to the best new artists and bands we find around the web. Today’s featured Artist is Paul Cogley and his album DEEP BLUE SKY.
As soon as I started listening to this album, I immediately realized that I was in front of an artist with a lot of experience behind him.
The compositional refinement and the harmonic structure of the songs are impeccable and the attention to every detail is obsessive.
Paul Cogley is an eclectic artist influenced by many musical genres. This in-depth musical knowledge allowed him to create a unique sound blend. Artists like David Bowie and Peter Gabriel come to mind while you listen to those beautiful songs.
Deep Blue Sky is a solid and mature album to be listened to over and over to understand all its nuances. The production is impeccable, and the chord progression is never predictable and banal.
An artist who offers music of absolute quality and that produces a sound that stands out from the crowd.
A nice discovery that I recommend to everyone.
DEEP BLUE SKY is Paul Cogley’s album out now!
“The soothing vibrations of “The Mountain” took me on a journey to a beautiful and serene place inside my mind. This wonderful song is not only a musical vacation, but a gentle reminder of the peace that lives deep within us.”
“The Mountain is a song for day dreamers. The guitar work is brilliant, and the melody will stay in your head for days”.
“[Space Patrol] My kind of song. Edge and grit from a nice retro bass and drums merge nicely with soaring synth lines and beautiful guitar. Paul Cogley is a very skilled arranger and producer.”
“Paul Cogley’s latest album, Terra Nullius is an alluring, melodic and at times hypnotic collection of 11 compelling songs. Cogley has masterfully come up with a brilliant soundtrack for the pandemic. Indeed, Terra Nullius’s joy and power make it the perfect anti-dote to these, at times, dark and challenging days. Most of the songs are sweet, complex electronic compositions with a few folk and pop songs contributing to a beautifully constructed whole, of music and storytelling. This album has that rare power to draw one in and not let go. “My Book of Trees” is a pure joy while “Black Sail” is seductive and haunting. I relished the fun, upbeat “Cheese and Crackers”. Cogley is a gifted and original talent. Terra Nullius is a 'must listen to' gift to us all.”