Two years ago we introduced London-based musician and producer Cosmo Sheldrake and his first ep Pelican We. He released his first full-length. The Much Much How How & I is out now via Transgressive Records. It was mastered by Mandy Parnell at Black Saloon Studios. He shared a new video for the track “Pilocene“. It was directed by Orban Wallace. Watch it below.
Pliocene is a song about deep time and extinction. Many of the sounds that make up the tune are recordings of animals from endangered ecosystems. The beat is primarily made using recordings of fish that the American military made during the cold war. The kick drum is an Oyster toad fish, and the snare a Buck toothed Parrot fish, both fish that are commonly found in coral reefs. And the main melodic sound is a recording of a raven recorded by the soundscape ecologist Bernie Krause in Algonquin national park. Bernie Krause has spent the last fifty years recording sounds from all over the world, many of the inhabitants of the ecosystems he has recorded are now extinct or endangered. The bass is made of a recording of a pig from a city farm in London.