Music For… is a new series of EPs of music from Chris Coco and friends following the ambient outlook – music you can listen to or not listen to, music to get lost in or music for background. The first EP Music For Concentration features Balearic legend Toni Bigote and brother of Brian, Roger Eno. Go to the Shop for more…
We’ve just re-released the three Coco Steel & Lovebomb albums that came out on A Man Called Adam’s Other record label in the late 90s. You can buy them on Bandcamp: https://chriscoco.bandcamp.com And listen to them on Spotify:
Nick & Samantha – On The Beach EP is out now Here are some links: Bandcamp: https://chriscoco1.bandcamp.com/album/on-the-beach Bitter Sweet Song video: Spotify: JunoDownload: http://www.junodownload.com/products/nick-samantha-on-the-beach/3445453-02/ Bleep: https://bleep.com/release/85597-nick-samantha-on-the-beach
The Film Music EP series continues with Vol 5 featuring Ed Bernez on drums. We wanted to see how difficult or easy it was to make a ‘sountrack’ using mostly a drum kit. We didn’t know what was going to happen or where it was going to take us. The recording day was exciting, experimental in the extreme and we ended up with some things that we thought were pretty good, atmospheric and evocative of certain situations. On listening back we discovered that what we had sounded like exactly what it was – a drummer in a studio, it was beautifully recorded and full of energy but there wasn’t enough specific atmosphere. We started experimenting with drones and pads, taking cues from the harmonics present in the drum sounds. From there we soon found ourselves in the world of some sort of dystopian science fiction drama. Now I can imagine an escape from a nightmare city followed by an attempt to rebuild some sort of utopia on a new planet, perhaps ending with a return to home with a different outlook. I like the idea of taking the inspiration created by this music and turning it into something else. Maybe that’s the next step. https://chriscoco1.bandcamp.com/album/film-music-5
Artist: Chris Coco Title: Return To Good Karma Label: Chris Coco Music Catalogue Number: CCM010 Release Date: 3 February 2017 Format: Digital Album Artwork by Fernando Hortiguela This album is inspired by time spent on the magical island of Bali. It’s a sort of spiritual journey of discovery, on the way to finding a better way of living. Good Karma is a real place, but it’s turned into somewhere imaginary in this combination of music and field recordings. The cover is a painting made on the island by Spanish artist Fernando Hortiguela. Here’s what Fernando says about the artwork: The way history, space and time aligns, often has surprising outcomes. It was only after I’ve made Bali the new base for my studio that i got the chance to collaborate with Chris in designing the cover for Return to Good Karma. As many others, we both were lured into ‘The island of the Gods’ as its often referred. The culture, traditions, inhabitants, scenery and energy of the place provides a fresh creative angle and a chance to reflect and recharge away from our fast moving life in London. Within the artwork of the album cover, I wanted to encompass some of the elements more revered by the local communities and some which become a perpetual backdrop of the everyday. Active volcanos, ancient temples, ever-growing rice fields, dramatic cliffs, the pondering diverse sea, exotic wildlife…al those elements wrapped up in a contemporary hand drawn ink illustration, that looks back aesthetically into traditional methods of representation and its Asian influences.