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The Much Much How How And I

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The Much Much How How And I is the debut album from Cosmo Sheldrake. Influenced by Moondog, The Beatles and Stravinsky; shaped by Sheldrake’s study of anthropology at the University of Sussex and his longstanding interest in ethnomusicology; it’s no wonder this sounds like the life soundtrack of an 8-year-old who explores rock pools on the coast. 

Standout track ‘Wriggle’ begins with a sort of thematic minimalist variation, which forms the circus-like ostinato that plays throughout. It has the essence of Sandie Shaw’s ‘Puppet On A String,’ but with hip-hop splashes, interesting arrangements and whimsical lyrics.

‘Come Along’ starts like a grand scene from Jason and Argonauts - with cymbal crashes and orchestral arrangements, until Cosmo’s bizarre story telling comes in: “Come along catch a Heffalump/ Sit with me on a muddy clump.” Interestingly, the video for 'Come Along' (directed by Josh Allott), is both about the experience of having head lice and being a head louse.

‘Mind of Rocks’ features the voice and co-writing credit of Brighton-based musician Kassia Zermon (aka Bunty).  Available as a 12” vinyl, the album was produced by Sheldrake and Matthew Herbert (Bjork, London Sinfonietta) and was recorded at Soup Studios and in Cosmo’s basement.

Audio

Tracklist

1. Linger Longer
2. Wriggle
3. Birth a Basket
4. Birthday Suit
5. Come Along
6. Solar Waltz
7. Mind of Rocks (ft Bunty)
8. Spring Bottom
9. Egg and Soldiers
10. Axolotl
11. Pliocene
12. Linger a While
13. Beetroot Kvass
14. Hockinge

Details

Released: April 2018
Cat: TRANS319X / Transgressive