Thursday 29 February 2024

Cosmo Sheldrake - Old Ocean (Official video)

Photo credit: Jack Thompson-Roylance

When I first started writing about Cosmo Sheldrake almost 8 years ago he was a particularly unknown entity producing some of the most compelling experimental music to date. Fast forward to today and he's amassed a huge following as he's continued to drive forward his eccentric sound with its acclaimed proficiency. Cosmo has recenctly returned with his brand new single Old Ocean, taken form the forthcoming long awaited second studio album, Eye to the Ear which is out April 12 via Tardigrade Records. On the new track Cosmo says, “Old Ocean, like many songs on this album, was made almost entirely using solar power. I spent much of 2020 and some of 2021 living in a small off-grid cottage powered by an unpredictable generator, so I made a temporary solar powered studio. Around this time there was a lot of discussion of so-called 'alternative facts', and the idea of truth was becoming ever more slippery in public discourse. In this song I try to make sense of these developments against the ever present back drop of acidification, dead zones, deep sea mining, coral reef bleaching, over fishing, noise pollution, and many other threats that the ocean faces.” Take a listen for yourselves below with the stunning visual piece, directed by Lemon Thief.


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