Oceanic Feeling, Like by Chris Abrahams & Mike Cooper, Room40, 2008 on #neuguitars #blog #MikeCooper

Mike Cooper has traced a path completely his own for the past 50 years as an international musical explorer, lap steel guitarist, singer, improviser and composer, performing and recording, solo and in a number of inspired groupings and a variety of genres. stretching the possibilities of the guitar with an eclectic mix of the many styles he has practiced over the years.

http://www.cooparia.com/

Room40, a beacon of sound…ringing out from the deepest south. Also home to our sibling labels Someone Good and A Guide To Saints.

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Oceanic Feeling, Like by Chris Abrahams & Mike Cooper, Room40, 2008 on #neuguitars #blog #MikeCooper

▶︎ Oceanic Feeling, Like | Chris Abrahams & Mike Cooper | Room40 (bandcamp.com)

“The sea pronounces something, over and over, in a hoarse whisper; I cannot quite make it out.” ~Annie Dillard

It’s this musical whisper that is amplified on Oceanic Feeling-Like, as Italian based musician Mike Cooper and Australia’s Chris Abrahams unite for the first time to create what can only be described as a picturesque horizon of melodic ocean swell.

Stretching out horizon-wide, Oceanic Feeling-Like is generously coloured with Cooper’s unique guitar approaches and Abrahams distinctive piano motions. Both musicians bring with them a wealth of technique and improvised flare that is brought to bear over a series of island-like compositions, that eventually form an unusually divergent sound archipelago.

Recorded in Sydney at Abrahams’ home studio, each of the pieces explores a unique post-marine sound space – that’s both reflective and reflexive.

Truly a release that ebbs and flows in the best way imaginable. An ocean of sound awaits – sometimes calm and flowing, occasionally choppy and unexpected, but always experiential.

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released June 1, 2008


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