The Widest Smiling Faces is the musical brainchild of Brooklyn based songwriter Aviv Cohn, combining shoegaze, folk, and ambient post-rock in “Rituals”
The Widest Smiling Faces is the project of Brooklyn-based songwriter Aviv Cohn, combining indie, post-rock and shoegaze with significant folk influences. His new EP, “Rituals” is now available on Fluttery Records.
The Widest Smiling Faces self titled debut has garnered positive reviews from music critics around the world, establishing his music as a unique voice. The PostRock Community describes it as “absolutely amazinginsanely beautiful fantastic Lo-Fi record.” Fresh Heirs says “One of the greatest strengths of Cohn’s writing in the Widest Smiling Faces is that his vocals do not always have to carry the melody. He lets the guitar speak on its bed of reverb when necessaryI was immediately enthralled.” The Sirens Sound calls the album “An incredibly good, soft, mellow, entertaining…type of sound that drift(s) from sentimental yearning to swirling motion.”
After attracting the attention of Fluttery Records, his next release, the “Rituals” EP was born.
Rituals sees a shift in Aviv’s music, from acoustic to electric sounds. Warm, colorful tones producing strong sensations and evoking faded images and memories. Aviv says “The recording is a little bit different perhaps, somewhat clearer? It’s really not about the melodies, it’s about the images…”
The EP is highly recommended if you like Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine, Neutral Milk Hotel, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Radiohead, Sigur Ros, Boards of Canada, Jesus and Mary Chain, Beach House, Cocteau Twins, Mazzy Star, Cranes, Neko Case, M83, Asobi Seksu, Galaxie 500.
Fluttery Records is an independent record label focusing on Post-rock, Ambient, Experimental, Electronic, Modern Classical music. The EP is available on major music download stores likeItunes, Bandcamp, AmazonMP3, Napster and Rhapsody. The CD can be purchased from the Fluttery Records website. Also, all label releases can be streamed free on the website.