For a taste of the upcoming debut single from Cosmo Sheldrake you can check out the track “Solar,” which is the flip side to “Moss”, a song we featured last month. In Solar, Cosmo recites a verse from a William Blake poem titled ‘I Rose Up At The Dawn of Day’. The ever eccentric Cosmo describes the song as a “hymn to the Sun”.Its another quirky and individual folk oddity from the endearing oddball. As one would expect from a Cosmo song, it features a host of unsual sounds including field recordings of Ecuadorian flutes, singing from the Central African Aka Pigmies and was taped using a technique called ‘Stella Seismology’.
The multi-talented Sheldrake recently returned from New York, where he studied vocal improvisation with Bobby Mcferrin, check out the TEDx video below where the multi-instrumentalist creates a symphony of sounds featuring the sun and British birds in collaboration with his own vocal assortment of beat-boxing and singing.
You can catch Sheldrake supporting Johnny Flynn and the Sussex Wit on tour this month throughout Europe, check the dates underneath.
The “Moss” is out on April 21st via paradYse/Transgressive Records.
03 Apr – Gebaude, Cologne
04 Apr – Motel Mozaique, Rotterdam
05 Apr – AB Club, Brussels
08 Apr – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
09 Apr – Koko, London
10 Apr – Fibbers, York
11 Apr – The Cluny, Newcastle
12 Apr – Leaf, Liverpool
13 Apr – Glee Club, Cardiff
23 Apr – Sebright Arms, London (single launch)
24 Apr – The Green Door Store, Brighton
29 Apr – L’international,Paris