Grey Oceans (Lp+Mp3) [VINYL] Import
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Cocorosie: Grey Oceans LP - vinyl album/LP (12" size), released 2010 in Germany by Souterrain Transmissions (Sou009LP), Barcode: 673790025913 // blue vinyl, gatefold sleeve // Genre: Alternative / Indie
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Combining electronic beats, decidedly operatic vocals and skittish asides under a banner of freak-folk was always going to polarise the public. The girls' catalogue prior to Grey Oceans comprises three albums. Each has dizzying experimental highs, and each has borderline annoying quirks and dalliances. The latter often bubbles down to focus on the childlike singing, which can grate, but always comes with some degree of temperance in the form of fluttery folk and/or scale-straddling soprano and beats.
On Grey Oceans, this childish chatter is kept to a minimum - only the 30 second intro to "Hopscotch" falls into this divisive camp. As a result, the sisters latest offering seems instantly more mature, and less pretentious as a result. Safe, folkish offerings such as the title track and "The Moon Asked The Crow" may not be for everyone, but further support this argument, but not just that of a maturing, also that of a mellowing.
Nevertheless, the sum of their efforts is still rather beguiling. With a mild ethnic flavour to proceedings that echoes the recent work of Taken By Trees, the Grey Oceans patchwork is more colourful than its name suggests. There is a skilled balance to the laser synths and delicate piano that decorate the opener "Trinity's Crying". A hazy and traditional oriental influence plays out over the strings and percussive tablas of follow up "Smokey Taboo".Read more ›
I really want to say that I love their music, not because it's "weird", and not because it's obscure. I love a lot of "weird" music, and have often been accused of "trying to be weird, and/or different". Most people (those who only listen to "Top 40" music, or music that sounds like it could be in the Top 40) think that people like me listen to this music because we want to be weird, and that listening to this music helps us fulfill our "weird" persona. I have often been asked why I like such "weird" music. To be honest, I don't know how to answer that question! Maybe I just am "weird", and that's why I like it. I cannot stomach most of the absolute trash that is played on the radio. I don't hate this music just because it's popular (I'm a big fan of many commercially succesful artists), I hate it because it lacks character, sincerity, and most of it seems to be about "pumping the club" and drinking.
Back to the Bjork comparisons; the only similarities between Bjork and CocoRosie are that they are both female, and are both very strange. Sadly, I think people tend to label many unique, or "strange" female artists as "trying to be like Bjork", which only shows that they haven't really allowed themselves to actually LISTEN to the music (there is a big difference between hearing and listening). I am a huge fan of Bjork and CocoRosie. I have all of their albums, and know their music very very well. I actually prefer CocoRosie!Read more ›
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My first experience with Cocorosie and I was not disappointed!Published 7 months ago by Deneux Patrick