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Cold Specks

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Cold Specks is the stage name of Canadian singer-songwriter Ladan Hussein, who was previously known as Al Spx Her music has been described as doom-soul The name Cold Specks is taken from a line in James Joyce's Ulysses "Born all in the dark wormy earth, cold specks of fire, evil, lights shining in the darkness"

She released her debut album, I Predict a Graceful Expulsion, on May 21, 2012, on Mute Records and Arts & Crafts in Canada

Her second album, Neuroplasticity, was released on August 26, 2014 It featured trumpet playing by Ambrose Akinmusire and backing vocals from Michael Gira of Swans


  • 1 Albums
  • 2 Singles
  • 3 Awards and nominations
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links


  • 2012: I Predict a Graceful Expulsion #86 CAN
  • 2014: Neuroplasticity
  • 2017: Fool's Paradise


  • 2011: "Holland"
  • 2012: "Winter Solstice"
  • 2012: "Blank Maps"
  • 2012 "Hector"
  • 2014: "Absisto"
  • 2015: "Bodies at Bay"
  • 2017: "Fool's Paradise"

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
2012 2012 Polaris Music Prize Polaris Music Prize I Predict a Graceful Expulsion Nominated
2013 SiriusXM Indies Awards Artist of the Year Cold Specks Nominated
Female Artist of the Year Won
Songwriter of the Year Nominated
Soul/R&B Artist or Group of the Year Nominated


  1. ^ "The Wall Street Journal" Retrieved 25 November 2014 
  2. ^ "CANOE -- JAM! Music - SoundScan Charts" Jamcanoeca Archived from the original on 28 September 2010 Retrieved 21 September 2014 
  3. ^ "2013 SIRIUSXM INDIE AWARDS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED!" SiriusXM INDIES Retrieved 21 September 2014 

External links

  • Official website

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