The Portland Mercury has published an amazing article/interview that elegantly and accurately captures the history and intent of Drowse. Possibly my favorite piece of writing on Cold Air so far:
“Cold Air is Drowse’s finest work to date. Sonically, it wanders from sketched-out neo-classical swells and fuzzy drones to warped slowcore, quiet acoustic passages, and rock songs that sound submerged in static and molasses. It’s no coincidence, perhaps, that the album also marks a shift in Bates’ songwriting perspective[…]”
Read it here.