Bandius Companion new album Preguntas Fractales
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Bandius Companion new album PREGUNTAS FRACTALES is out! (special CD BOX / Download / Stream)

Bandius Companion new album PREGUNTAS FRACTALES is OUT with a special CD PACKAGE, a limited edition of 33 copies handcrafted and screen-printed, in full DIY style. It includes the music cd with cardboard sleeve, a book of drawn characters and a cd box container with designed front and back. 100% HANDCRAFTED AND SILKSCREEN PRINTED. ONLY 33 COPIES AVAILABLE!

For CD and digital download: https://giantpulserecords.com/preguntasfractales

For streaming on your favorite music platform: https://smarturl.it/bcpf

Bandius Companion follows the footsteps of the previous album “Selected Grooves” (2017, Giant Pulse Records), with a new formation of six elements and more energetic sounds. Preguntas Fractales includes six new songs original in the mixture of timbres, the style of the compositions and the vast musical references.

The captivating and melodic grooves open directly on the urgent rhythms of drums and bass while paying homage to the analog Africa and the soundtracks of Italian ‘70s detective stories in The Boa Azul Great Escape and Afrobeat 2, where distorted organs and accordions intertwine in a psychedelic mantra echoed in unison by the flute and the saxophone.

The music evokes cinematic atmospheres with the obstinate and decisive rhythm of So Far, The Desert, while the elegant jazz lounge of Age Of Golden Rain is marked by more dramatic and epic tones without losing vitality in the groove. The interpretations, recorded live, are inspired and full of emotion (La Palma City Groove), until imploding in walls of electro-acoustic sound on odd times (Haram).

For CD and digital download: https://giantpulserecords.com/preguntasfractales

For streaming on your favorite music platform: https://smarturl.it/bcpf

Tracklist
1. The Boa Azul Great Escape
2. So Far, The Desert
3. Age Of Golden Rain
4. Afrobeat 2
5. La Palma City Groove
6. Haram

Credits
Angelo Cacciolato: accordion and composition
David Indio D’Odorico: organs and piano
Corrado Conrad Loi: electric bass
Andrea Fernandez: flute
Quentin Marsala: tenor sax
Giorgio Fausto Menossi: drums

Recorded and mastered by Giuliano Gius Cobelli at Taak Studio.
Mixed by Giorgio Fausto Menossi
Distributed by Giant Pulse Records, Barcelona

Cover Design by Mad Era

Produced by Angelo Cacciolato and Giorgio Fausto Menossi

Bandius Companion website: www.bandiuscompanion.com

Preguntas Fractales CD and digital download: https://giantpulserecords.com/preguntasfractales

Preguntas Fractales streaming: https://smarturl.it/bcpf

Enjoy! 🙂

G.P.

John H. Coconut

J. H. Coconut new ep MY REVOLUTION

John Humphrey Coconut sings from the hearth to his beloved African girl in the new ep ‘My Revolution‘, dreaming about a new life and the realization of his dream, longing for happiness, pleasure, and true love.

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The ep follows with ‘Sedi Laka‘, Coconut’s emotional and fervent version of the traditional and holy African song, while ‘Soleada Tarde Remix‘ is an extended and reworked version of a song from his album ‘Magia Chili y Chocolate’, as is the sweet instrumental version of ‘Musica y Tormenta‘; all included in this new ep dedicated to his African lover and his friends: ‘My Revolution‘ by John Humphrey Coconut.

All instruments by John Humphrey Coconut; percussions by Giuliano Gius Cobelli. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Giuliano Gius Cobelli at Taak Studio (taakstudio.com) except ‘My Revolution’ recorded by Alejandro Mazzoni and Giuliano Gius Cobelli at Casablanca Studios (casablancabcn.com), mixed and mastered by Giuliano Gius Cobelli at Taak Studio (taakstudio.com). Produced by John Humphrey Coconut and Giuliano Gius Cobelli. Distributed by Giant Pulse Records (giantpulserecords.com)

John Humphrey Coconut – jhcoconut.com 

John H. Coconut

Single ¡Oye Mulata! de J. H. Coconut

Single desde en nuevo disco de John Humphrey Coconut: ¡Oye Mulata!

From the album Art And Popain, out 24.08

JOHN HUMPHREY COCONUT vuelve a sonar con ART AND POPAIN: nuevos temas entre rock, blues y pop colorido con el sencillo ‘Oye Mulata’ y la animada ‘Every Night And Every Day’, los viajes espirituales de ‘Amazing Grace’ y ‘Spring of Freedom’, el jazzy-blues de ‘The Fabulous Catandog’ y el tema africano ‘Eduze Kwami’. Con la colaboración de David D’Odorico al piano y Giuliano Gius Cobelli a la batería y mezclas. Distribuido por Giant Pulse Records.

JOHN HUMPHREY COCONUT is back with ART AND POPAIN: new songs between rock, blues and colorful pop with the single ‘Oye Mulata’ and the peppy ‘Every Night And Every Day’, the spiritual journeys of ‘Amazing Grace’ and ‘Spring of Freedom’, the jazzy-blues of ‘The Fabulous Catandog’ and the African theme ‘Eduze Kwami’. Featuring David D’Odorico on piano and Giuliano Gius Cobelli on drums and mixing. Released by Giant Pulse Records.

JOHN HUMPHREY COCONUT torna a sonar amb ART AND POPAIN: nous temes de rock, blues i pop colorit amb el senzill ‘Oye Mulata’ i l’animada ‘Every Night And Every Day’, els viatges espirituals de ‘Spring of Freedom’ i ‘Amazing Grace’, el jazzy-blues de ‘The Fabulous Catandog’ i el tema africà ‘Eduze Kwami’. Amb la col·laboració de David D’Odorico al piano i Giuliano Gius Cobelli a la bateria i mescles. Distribuït per Giant Pulse Records.

 

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ART AND POPAIN ·  http://bit.ly/getartandpopain

1: Oh Mulata

2: Every Night And Every Day

3: Oye Mulata

4: Spring of Freedom

5: Amazing Grace

6. The Fabulous Catandog

7. Eduze Kwami

 

JOHN HUMPHREY COCONUT · http://jhcoconut.com

John Humphrey Coconut was born in Barcelona in 1986. Self-taught musician, poet and painter. His musical style comes from blues, rock, funk, pop and tropicalism, born of it also songs full of color and with African touches. His poetry of romantic and cursed style, is crossed with the suffering of a schizophrenia that accompanies him in his writings. His style and pictorial motifs lie in a set of themes such as palm trees and naked women, in paintings full of intense chromatic nuances.

 

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John H. Coconut

SEDI LAKA single africano de John H. Coconut

El amor por la cultura y música Africana está en el corazón del mítico J. H. Coconut al lado del rock y del pop romántico. Este nuevo sencillo es una potente combinacion de ellos junto a la poesía de la letra original Zulu. [English version below]

¿Porque este tema para versionar, como lo descubriste o que te gusta del original Sedi Laka?

Este tema lo descubrí indagando por el Youtube. Siguiendo algun hilo encuentro alguna canción bonita para escuchar y que me emociona y voy investigando sobre si hay más de una versión, y gozo haciendo mi propria versión. He versionado este tema porque me gusta mucho la música coral de África del Sur, y me emociona el góspel, el soul, la música negra en general. Saqué mi visión de Sedi Laka de un video de unos chavales cantando a muchas voces y a dos tonos, busqué la letra en internet y puse mi corazón para este tema tan hermoso.

Te gustan mucho la cultura y la música africana…

Me encanta su manera de entender la música. Tienen un don y son los reyes del ritmo. Aunque en todos los continentes haya mucho ritmo, los africanos y las africanas tienen una cierta magia tropical que me atrae, su música me emociona sobremanera, desde el África de Costa de Marfil, Congo, Nigeria, con su afro beat, o música más tradicional
como el Sub Sáhara. Es un continente muy grande, lo que más me gusta es del centro oeste y el sur de Á frica, los cantos Zulúes, ya hice una versión de Ukuthula, un tema popular de góspel Zulú, y de otro muy popular: Jisas Yu Holem Hand Blong Me.

Te gustaría colaborar con artistas africanos, u otros artistas de toda forma…

Me gustaría colaborar con artistas africanos claro está, me encantaría… y con artistas que no fueran africanos también. De hecho ya hago colaboraciones con otros músicos. Colaboré con una cantante camerunesa, Sorelle Carina Messine, que canta muy bien y tienen una energía fantástica. El tema se titula The Corner of the Palm Groove. Un tema un poco estilo champeta pero a nuestra manera. Los artistas afros de todo el globo tienen una musicalidad excepcional, unas grandes ideas melódicas, y conceptos muy coloridos. Es imposible resistirse a su música.

¿En qué estás trabajando o que hay en tu futuro musical?

Con el Coconut Funky Quintet, que es la banda que me acompaña en vivo y en algunos discos, estamos trabajando en un sencillo que se titula Black Mama: A song for Assata Shakur. Es un homenaje poético en clave funk para una revolucionaria negra de U.S.A., que aún está viva. Tengo también un disquito de pop que estoy grabando, tocando yo todos los intrumentos y cantando, y un single dedicado a una artista africana que vive por aqui. Luego pienso hacer otro disco de funk, y muchos más discos… la verdad es que  me encanta tocar y grabar! La música es infinita y llena de colores y espero que mi arte pueda llegar hasta todas las personas del planeta.

¿Dónde se puede encontrar el sencillo Sedi Laka?

El sencillo se encuentra en spoty, youtube, en mi web o en la web de nuestra discográfica Giant Pulse. Está por todos lados la verdad… en Bandcamp, iTunes hasta Tidal y Deezer y tambien en Musicoin. En este enlace hay todo: http://bit.ly/jhcsedilaka

http://bit.ly/jhcsedilaka

 

John Humphrey Coconut

http://jhcoconut.com

 

Lyrics (ZULU)

Se… Sedi laka
Mpo ni setse tsela
Ke tsamaye

Ho, ho lefifi
hape ho sebakantsama
Ise hao le te ng
Ha ke batle tse bo a ntho tso hle
Ha ke batle tsebo ya ntho tsohle

Timomo timomomoo timomomoo…

Eya eya eya heyaaaa aah hey timomomoo timomomoooo
Seedi – laka aah

See, sedilaka mponisetse tsela ke tsamaye,
ho holi fifi
ha pe ho sebakantsamaise

 

Lyrics (ENGLISH)

Just … Let’s go
Because I have set the way
Let me go

Yes, it’s dark
and blurred
Do not worry about it
I do not want what’s right
I do not want knowledge of all things

Timber hollow tips …

Go to the best of the world
Please wait

See, the train shows me the way to go,
it’s too cold
there is nothing to do with it

· · ·

 

The love for African culture and music is at the heart of the mythical J. H. Coconut new single, a powerful combination of them with the poetry of the original Zulu lyrics.

Why this theme to version, how did you discover it or what do you like about the original Sedi Laka?

I discovered this topic by digging YouTube. Following some thread I find some beautiful song to listen to and that excites me and I am investigating if there is more than one version, and I enjoy making my own version. I’ve covered this song because I really like choral music from South Africa, and I’m excited about gospel, soul, black music in general. I took out my vision of Sedi Laka from a video of some kids singing to many voices and two tones, I searched for the lyrics on the internet and put my heart into this beautiful song.

You like African culture and music very much…

I love their way of understanding music. They have a gift and they are the kings of rhythm. Although there is a lot of rhythm in all continents, Africans have a certain tropical magic that attracts me, their music thrills me greatly, from the Ivory Coast of Africa, Congo, Nigeria, with its afro beat, or more traditional music like in the Sub Sahara. It is a very large continent, and what I like the most is the central west and the south of Africa, the Zulúes songs. I already made a version of Ukuthula, a popular theme of gospel Zulu, and another very popular one: Jisas Yu Holem Hand Blong Me.

You would like to collaborate with African artists or other artists of in general…

I would like to collaborate with African artists of course, I would love it!… and with artists who were not African as well. In fact I already collaborate with other musicians. I collaborated with a Cameroonian singer, Sorelle Carina Messine, who sings very well and has a fantastic energy. The song is titled The Corner of the Palm Groove. A theme a bit champeta style but in our own way. Afro artists from all over the globe have exceptional musicality, great melodic ideas, and very colorful concepts. It is impossible to resist their music.

What are you working on or what is in your musical future?

With the Coconut Funky Quintet, which is the band that accompanies me live and on some albums, we are working on a single that is called Black Mama: A song for Assata Shakur. It is a poetic homage in funk style for a black revolutionary woman, who is still alive. I also have a pop record that I am recording, playing all the instruments and singing, and a single dedicated to an African artist who lives around here. Then I plan to make another funk record, and many more albums… truth is that I love playing and recording! The music is endless and full of colors and I hope that my art can reach all the people of the planet.

Where can we find the single Sedi Laka?

The single can be found on spoty, youtube, on my website or on the website of our Giant Pulse label. The truth is everywhere … on Bandcamp, iTunes to Tidal and Deezer and also on Musicoin. In this link there is everything: http://bit.ly/jhcsedilaka,

http://bit.ly/jhcsedilaka

 

John Humphrey Coconut

http://jhcoconut.com