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Vinyl LP pressing. 2014 release from the Brooklyn-based Indie Rock band. Borrowing it's title from Sagan's 1980 PBS series, Cosmos expands Yellow Ostrich's intensely guitar driven Alt-Rock with dreamy electronic arrangements to mirror the mood of guitarist Alex Schaaf and drummer Michael Tapper's retreats away from the everyday world. While the album embodies a sense of both wonder and isolation, Yellow Ostrich's refined melodies and dense yet delicate sonic textures make Cosmos as powerfully intimate as it is dynamic. The follow-up to Yellow Ostrich's 2012 EP Ghost, Cosmos captures that uneasy tension by merging raw guitar riffs, lush atmospherics, brain-bending electro effects, sweetly ethereal harmonies, and earnest but unsettling lyrics.