An irrepressible mélange of psychedelic-funk, jazz-breaks and end of the century tr*p-h*p collides with punk spirit in free abandon on ‘Myriad Sounds’, the debut album by the illusive Claude Cooper, arriving at the start of a new year on Friendly Recordings, the newly minted record label of Bristol’s renowned Friendly Records shop.
“Bristol’s beat scene backdrops late night jams” Mojo ★★★★
“A brilliant and highly expressive debut” Future Music 9/10
“An incredible melange of psych-funk, jazz and seventies soundtrack. It’s vital and vibrant and exactly what we need to kick start the year” Louder Than War ★★★★
“Without a doubt your first essential purchase of the year” Backseat Mafia 9/10
“Enjoyably rugged psych-funk romp that nods to Bristol’s legacy of beats and breaks” Uncut 7/10
“Wanders around between skronk-jazz, psychedelic funk, Afro-grooving, kitsch-but-aggressive library music and more” The Arts Desk
“Jazz driven by bad ass live upright bass runs, and dynamite live drums. The “punk funk” playing perhaps rooted in hip hop.” Ban Ban Ton Ton
Album tracks played by Deb Grant, Gideon Coe, Huw Stephens, Huey Morgan, Lauren Laverne, Stuart Maconie, Tom Ravenscroft on BBC 6 Music, Amazing Radio, Bandcamp Weekly, Soho Radio, Worldwide FM.