Return To Good Karma

by Chris Coco

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Denis heaney
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Denis heaney Hi Chris just purchased your new album, That track Return To Good Karma is bliss buddy, Can't wait to hear the album in full Best of luck with it,......
Sending love from Diana and I
(If there is a cd release please let me know)
All the best my friend....
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This album is inspired by time spent on the magical island of Bali.
It’s a sort of spiritual journey of discovery, on the way to finding a better way of living.
Good Karma is a real place and a head space. It turned into somewhere imaginary somewhere in the process of working with this combination of music and field recordings.
Each track began with some sound from the island recorded on my phone and some text written in my notebook. Those two elements informed how I approached the music.
The main collaborators on this project are Nick Cornu, an extraordinary guitarist who is based in London and Gus Till, a keyboard player and producer who is based in Bali. They both had an instinctive understanding of the musical landscape I was trying to create.
The tracks are long and meandering, like a daydream of an idea of a far away place that will always feel close when I close my eyes.

Here’s what Fernando says about the artwork:

The way history, space and time aligns, often has surprising outcomes. It was only after I've made Bali the new base for my studio that i got the chance to collaborate with Chris in designing the cover for Return to Good Karma.
As many others, we both were lured into ‘The island of the Gods’ as its often referred. The culture, traditions, inhabitants, scenery and energy of the place provides a fresh creative angle and a chance to reflect and recharge away from our fast moving life in London.
Within the artwork of the album cover, I wanted to encompass some of the elements more revered by the local communities and some which become a perpetual backdrop of the everyday.
Active volcanos, ancient temples, ever-growing rice fields, dramatic cliffs, the pondering diverse sea, exotic wildlife…al those elements wrapped up in a contemporary hand drawn ink illustration, that looks back aesthetically into traditional methods of representation and its Asian influences.


released February 3, 2017


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Chris Coco London, UK

Chris Coco has been working as a DJ since the acid house explosion of the late 80s.
He has edited DJ magazine, worked for BBC Radio 1 on the after hours show The Blue Room. He has made artist albums for Warp and Distinctive Records.
He currently broadcasts and syndicates a weekly electronic music radio show called Melodica and runs his label, Melodica Recordings.
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