Album artwork for Humor Risk by Cass Mccombs

Cass Mccombs releases his second album this year, 'humor risk', on domino. 'humor risk' was recorded in various homes and studios in california, new york, new jersey and chicago, and was produced by cass mccombs and ariel rechtshaid, with whom he created 'wit's end', and before that, 'catacombs'. 'humor risk' is an attempt at laughter instead of confusion, chaos instead of morality, or, as fellow northern californian jack london said, "i would rather be ashes than dust!". musically, it is more rhythm-based, tempos swifter to nearly rocking, than the sparse 'wit's end'. infectious melodies are outlined by a wry lyricism that expresses the stories of characters from mccombs' native land. rather than fulfilling the stereotype of the confessional singer-songwriter, he describes the lifestyles and feelings of those that surround him, with more love than judgment: drugs, scientology, western america, and so on, in allegorical form. 'humor risk' portrays yet another face of this versatile and much underrated artist.

Cass Mccombs

Humor Risk

Domino
Album artwork for Humor Risk by Cass Mccombs
LP

$25.99

Released 11/08/2011Catalogue Number

LP-WIG-281

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Album artwork for Humor Risk by Cass Mccombs
CD

$14.99

Released 07/23/2021Catalogue Number

CD-WIG-281

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Cass Mccombs

Humor Risk

Domino
Album artwork for Humor Risk by Cass Mccombs
LP

$25.99

Released 11/08/2011Catalogue Number

LP-WIG-281

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Album artwork for Humor Risk by Cass Mccombs
CD

$14.99

Released 07/23/2021Catalogue Number

CD-WIG-281

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Cass Mccombs releases his second album this year, 'humor risk', on domino. 'humor risk' was recorded in various homes and studios in california, new york, new jersey and chicago, and was produced by cass mccombs and ariel rechtshaid, with whom he created 'wit's end', and before that, 'catacombs'. 'humor risk' is an attempt at laughter instead of confusion, chaos instead of morality, or, as fellow northern californian jack london said, "i would rather be ashes than dust!". musically, it is more rhythm-based, tempos swifter to nearly rocking, than the sparse 'wit's end'. infectious melodies are outlined by a wry lyricism that expresses the stories of characters from mccombs' native land. rather than fulfilling the stereotype of the confessional singer-songwriter, he describes the lifestyles and feelings of those that surround him, with more love than judgment: drugs, scientology, western america, and so on, in allegorical form. 'humor risk' portrays yet another face of this versatile and much underrated artist.