The San Diego born C. Gibbs sounds like the surf. But not the sunny part--the deep, dark part. The part that twists through fathoms and moves with a silent, but potent current under the waves. The singer-songwriter’s music is a dreamy blend of California darkness and coastal soul. With a delivery that falls somewhere between Nick Cave and Simon Aldred of Cherry Ghost, Gibbs is a mesmerizing talent. His CV has quietly gotten pretty crammed, playing with both Foetus and Modern English, fronting his own band the Morning Glories and forming the chamber rock outfit Lucinda Black Bear. Since the late 90s he’s put out close to 15 solo albums, all of them fantastic. From 29 Over Me to Sleep The Machines to He Arrived By Helicopter: The Shiny Hostel, Gibbs’ work is always compelling and marvelous. His new album falls perfectly into that category. Tales From The Terramar is one of 2021’s very best. A stirring collection that showcases Gibbs’ gifts as a songwriter, Tales From The Terramar is about the ocean, about going home, and it’s about the juxtaposition between the industrial and the natural world. Gibbs sings with precision and finesse and his compositions are the perfect example of how subtlety can be absolutely riveting. In this chat, Gibbs and Alex talk about his foray into the major label world, carving out time to be creative and what it was like to return to San Diego with a young family.
C Gibbs On Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/c-gibbs/288726840