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Music As A Foreign Language

by Chris Coco

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Aurora 03:14
Your Dream 05:20
THE STARS AND THE MOON - A Short Story Flash. Me on holiday in the Med. Early evening, still sitting on the beach surrounded by sandcastles. Dad? What happens to the stars in the daytime? What’s that Crystal honey darling? The stars? Well. Just before the sun rises the moon scoops them up and packs them all away in a suitcase, to keep them safe, ready to unfurl them again after the sun sets. Really? Yes, really. The only trouble is that the moon is a little forgetful, thanks to him being so old and full of craters, and in no small part due to the fact that he will insist on staying up all night. So, every morning he forgets to lock the suitcase and as the sun rises she tips it up and all the stars fall into the sea, where they spend the day, sparkling under water, like they are now. Look. And I looked and they were. A suitcase full of stars, right there, in the water, sparkling back at me. So then what happens? What does the moon do to get the stars back in the sky? What does he do? He doesn’t have to do anything. When the sun sets, she splashes into the sea with such a huge splash that the stars just jump back into the sky. And the moon, being a craggy, forgetful old fool, soon forgets that he didn’t lock the suitcase and he didn’t open it again. And he sits in the sky, looking at the light show that happens after the sun splashes into the water and he thinks to himself - another day, another job well done, looking after the stars. And the same thing happens the next night? Yes. On and on, for ever and ever, over and over again. Poor moon! Oh, he’s alright. He thinks he’s doing a good job. But he’s not, he keeps getting it wrong. That’s true. But it all turns out alright in the end doesn’t it. Yes, honey sweetness, it does. It always does.
INTO THE FIRE - Words one love come my way say love say love one love come my way fire if I one love in earth so low it’s solo one love come my way in fire the fire one love hey come my way i feel love and I feel it all come on love wake up become one in the fire we grow we grow old become one in the fire —— one love come my way send love all love one love come my way the fire If I one love in earth so low it’s solo one love come my way in fire in the fire ————————————————————
Repeater 03:34



Music As A Foreign Language is the next artist album from DJ/producer Chris Coco. It was made in London and Ibiza with a close knit group of collaborators. It’s deep, meditative, lush, thoughtful electronic music, probably best listened to at home, or on headphones.
The main collaborators are audio and visual artist Yawa Ze, guitarist Nicolas Cornu (Nick & Samantha), singer Reese Robinson, singer Sebastian Lijla (Hush Forever), saxophonist Carlton Headley and drummer Kazuya Kotani (Palmecho).

Track by Track - This is how it begins, this is how it ends, this is how it happened, this is how it’s happening…

01 Chris Coco - Aurora
The beginning and the end, a temple bell, a floating arpeggio and a distant choir.

02 Chris Coco - Your Dream
A floating dream on a sweltering island, nowhere to hide from the heat, headphones chilling in the freezer.

03 Chris Coco - A Suitcase Full Of Stars
A simple synth soundtrack and a story about the sun, the stars and the craggy old moon, told by a father to his daughter on the beach, in the summer. The piece evokes a melancholy nostalgia for a time that may never have existed.

04 Chris Coco - The Rainbow Keys
An abstract beat inspired this track that sounds like summer in the city, somewhere in Europe.

05 Chris Coco - A Citizen Of Nowhere
This is a dark, moody, synth instrumental recorded at audio and visual artist Yawa Ze’s studio in Ibiza. It’s Inspired by ex UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s unforgettable description of people with an international outlook.

06 Chris Coco - Into The Fire
What do you do when the world is burning, it’s our fault and it feels like you are powerless? Write a song that could also be a love song?

07 Chris Coco - Repeater
This one is about repetition and that strange feeling that you’ve done it all before.

08 Chris Coco - Music As A Foreign Language
The title track is a long, meandering instrumental with a deep techno groove.

09 Chris Coco, Hush Forever - Seb’s Tiny Guitar
The end and the beginning, a collaboration with Sebastian from Swedish band Hush Forever. This one builds layers of vocals and asks questions - who are we? Why are we here? It never ends, it just starts again.


released March 20, 2020

Plus Extra Ambient, two extended versions only available on the Bandcamp version.


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Here you can find all Chris Coco music releases, often in special Bandcamp only versions. Also check his label DSPPR (Disappear)


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