Ocoeur – Light As A Feaher (2013)
While the world continues to spin, in its own woven net of insanity [sorry, I’ve been watching too much news lately], the music continues to evolve. One of the key players in such evolution of electronic music is the long-time favorite Oakland (California) based label n5MD. Run and operated by Mike Cadoo (aka Bitcrush and Dryft), the label has graced our ears with organic ambiance, skydrifting shoegaze, and melodic electronica. But it is my own personal fascination (and label’s early roots) in IDM that continues to draw my attention to its ongoing schedule of new releases and additions to the roster.
Ocoeur is a brand new project name to my vast database of tracked artists, but after a few consecutive listens it quickly percolated to the near top. Frank Zaragoza‘s music, whose moniker is derived from ‘au coeur’ and is loosely translates as ‘to the heart’, is some of that gorgeous electronic music that I have been craving for. Besides the beautifully woven melodies, which remind me of the intricate Orbitalesque compositions, the album features downtempo beats, IDM rhythms and, most importantly, intelligent design behind each and every track…headphonecommute