Double 180gm vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket. Includes bonus CD. For Devin Townsend, Casualties of Cool is more than just the latest release of a prolific career, it's an escape - from over 20 years of relentless productivity, and of the pre-conceptions of him that come with being one of the biggest names in his sphere. Townsend looked backwards in order to forward, digging out a battered old Fender amp and telecaster, he revisited the rootsy country and North American folk music of his youth. The album was originally a PledgeMusic project, an experiment to allow Devin Townsend (Devin Townsend Project, Strapping Young Lad, Steve Vai), singer Ché Aimee Dorval (solo, Devin's Ki album) and drummer Morgan Ågren (Frank Zappa, Kaipa, Meshuggah's Fredrik Thordendal) to make music on their own terms.