Prize | Enable

by Plume Varia

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"You can practically hear the gentle fall of snow and see the drift at the tail end of a mid-winter storm in the melancholic and melodic music on the duo's debut EP, Prize Enable. It has the same chilling-yet-stirring, darkly hypnotic quality that made Chelsea Wolfe's Pain Is Beauty, also released last year, so striking. A sense of movement characterizes Plume Varia's compositions, but the pace is still deliciously languid, recalling down-tempo bands like Portishead and nightmarish dream-pop acts like Cranes. The Cobbs developed their sound beyond the promise of that debut EP by playing the underground circuit in Denver, but Plume Varia won't stay obscure for long." - Tom Murphy - The Denver Westword - 3/2014

"...Cherie's magnificent voice floating over a minimalist piano accompaniment, all thrown into a shadowy hinterland by Shon. It's affecting and moving, and if you ever loved the painfully intense soundscapes of This Mortal Coil, you may find yourself falling for these songs big time." - Isolation Records, UK - 03/2014

"...They have that sort of Portishead vibe with heavy drum and piano heavy layered instruments. The vocals are sexually reminiscent of an old school smoky lounge singer.Put on a fine suit, get a scotch on the rocks, and max out to this little ditty."- SYFFAL, US - 02/2014

"I love the noise emanating from metro Denver these days. I tell you now: I have not been disappointed lately in the rich tunes this town is writing. And just when I think I’ve turned over most of the rocks, a husband-wife duo comes along and hypnotizes my face. As someone who also makes “spouse music,” it is particularly exciting for me to give the Stubborn Sounds thumbs up to Plume Varia." - Stubborn Sounds Music Media, Colorado - 02/2014

"Plume Varia’s “Bend” is a masterfully composed song with a plethora of well arranged musical layers that all come together seamlessly and contribute to the overall mesmerizing appeal of the song. Poetic lyricism and intricate, yet well executed, minimalist production provides the perfect sound landscape for Plume Varia’s ethereal vocals." - New Music Charts Magazine - 02/2014

"...applied with a deeply demurred torch trimming upon a divinely spectral neo classical underpinning...an astral love note traced in the most alluring nocturnal noir soul motifs, a lunar apparition buoyed on the merest of vapour trailed whispers, in short perfection." - The Sunday Experience, Liverpool UK - 12/2013 - marklosingtoday.wordpress.com/2013/12/28/plume-varia/

"Upon first listening to Plume Varia, I was stunned. I found myself completely immersed in the music, it was like being incased in a title wave of emotion; and I didn't want to be set free from it. One listen to Plume Varia and you'll mind will be wondering through the dark atmosphere with the stars. Plume Varia has an intensity in which I haven't heard in a very long time." - Sparrow Music Blog, US - 12/2013 - sparrowwren.weebly.com/1/post/2013/12/plume-varia.html

"Totally carried away by the midnight, thrilling piano pop that this Denver duo has crafted. Prize is a haunting piece of melancholy pop with Cherrie’s deep, alluring voice controlling a lost in the woods experience with the red riding hood to switch between Lana Del Rey and Cat Power. Remember this name: Plume Varia!" - Sound Injections, Athens Greece - 03/2013 - soundinjections.tumblr.com/post/46608545004/plume-varia-prize-totally-carried-away-by-the

"Writing for Rift has given me the opportunity to hear a lot of great local music, but I love stumbling upon the rare song, or songs, that blow me away and Plume Varia’s blew me away." - Rift Magazine, Minneapolis MN - 04/2013 - riftmagazine2.wordpress.com/2013/04/18/plume-varia-prize-enable/

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released March 26, 2013

All music written, produced and recorded by Cherie Rae and Shon Cobbs

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Plume Varia Denver, Colorado

Plume Varia's music is the balance of lonesome lilting melody and the promise of assured forward motion. Cherie's alluring and imaginative songwriting married with Shon's pull to darker, brooding production creates a dense, refined and consuming sound.

Contact - plumevaria@gmail.com
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Track Name: Prize
I'm a liar babe
a prize liar baby
a funeral is fine
I need to see you

what does that make me
what does that make you
what does that make this tonight

what does that make you
what does that make me
what does that make it tonight, not wrong

I'm not sorry
underneath these lights
I'm ravaged
you've always been mine

what does that make me
what does that make you
what does that make this tonight

what does that make you
what does that make me
what does that make us, tonight

say so everyone already knows
we go falling out of love why heaven knows
what we're for, what we choose to name or ignore
say so what's it all about anymore
the ways I live to love you madly can obscure
I know you don't have to let me let you go
say so everybody already knows
we don't have to live without each other
you know what we choose to name or ignore
I know we don't have to break it anymore
say so everybody already knows
we go falling out of love why heaven knows
we fall, what we choose to name or ignore
say so, what's it all for anymore
the ways I live to love you madly can obscure
but I know you don't have to let me let you go
say so everybody already knows
we don't have to live without each other
the ways you know, what we choose to name or ignore
Track Name: Enable
hear this one, listen up like crazy
loving you a sort of fuel, breathe in
where I am so it seems right here
holding out for your hand take mine now

take me now

baby those pretty eyes bury
all concern and trouble pools lessen
hallowed places cheap embrace don't sway me
breath is held time is near take me now

take me now
take it all
take me now

take you make you
engulf, consume and break you
driving pulse of desire silenced by despair
I surround you
smoke filling each breath, I become you
succumb to me it's the path to peace
the way to truth
enable me
to disable you

take me now
take me now
take it all
take it all

it's over and over and over again
you wear a mask and hide intention
it's over and over and over again
how many times can I say I've changed
it's over and over and over again
when you come back and I let you in
it's over and over and over again
how many promises I make again
it's over and over and over again
when you come back and I let you in
it's over and over and over again
when you fall down and I let you in
it's over and over and over again
when you come back and I take it in
it's over and over and over and over again
Track Name: Bend
What if you're the only thing I need
Fight my battles bend, burn and bleed
You know the only way to make me happy
Let go of what you know can hurt me

Tie my hair up, let it hang low
See beyond my uneven soul
Wage a war against my breeding mind
Show me ways to see another brighter side

Close the shade, turn down lights
Do not slip on my sinking sides
I only want to feel this way
Turn maladies to unwoven maze

It's right this way
to feel this way

A girl like me lives in my mind
You should read the story lines
My hair's a mess, my eyes are too
See them watching only you

See them watching only you
watching and waiting and hoping and baiting
standing on these shores
eyes blinded to the tides
we stand to fight to live to try
pushing away the pull of the moon
lighting the darkness that desires to loom
eyes blinded to the tides
we stand to fight
to love
to try