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The Lost Variables

by Ed Cooke

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Ed Cooke is an artist from London, UK who is currently residing in Malaysia and Thailand with previous material released on Rural Colours (Spirit House) and a Vent Sounds compilation. His influences in terms of guitar playing would be Bert Jansch, John Fahey and Bruce Langhorne but his eventual work after time spent in the studio adopts a more contemporary aesthetic, perhaps recalling the work of Zelienople, Padang Food Tigers or Date Palms. Ed’s sound is usually centred around his acoustic and electric guitars which form the basis of tracks that are then adorned with further detail from other instruments and synths.

In The Lost Variables we have a four track Dub, Blues and Shoegaze influenced EP that is in keeping with the Audio Gourmet catalog in its loosely Ambient nature, yet drawing influence from these styles. This is a temporary departure for Ed as he explored how to merge his myriad sonic influences. It was made using improvised and pre-recorded guitar loops which were then fed through gated plug-ins to create a mutated Blues sound. Layered organ, synth and dub rhythms join the mix with plenty of delay, a nod to 70s Dub producers such as King Tubby.

The EP was mostly created late at night as Ed’s family were sleeping and so the overall presentation is set as a late night soundtrack for reflection, made all the easier with the accompanying artwork shot at a tropical location.

Ed has completed a new album which is scheduled for release towards the latter months of 2017 but for now, you can enjoy this free 15 minute tea break EP


released July 26, 2017

Written, produced and mastered by Ed Cooke
Photography by Ed Cooke
Artwork by Harry Towell


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