Monday, 22 June 2015

Spotlight: Hein Cooper (22/06/15)

Australian indie musician and songwriter, Hein Cooper, was discovered in 2013 by Franz Shuller (Half Moon Run's manager), whilst playing a small gig in Sydney. Signing to Indica Records shortly after, he's gone on to tour with Half Moon Run and Thelma Plum and has performed at Canadian Music Week in Toronto, festivals throughout Australia and more recently played slots at Great Escape and Liverpool Sound City in the UK. 'The Art Of Escape' is the debut track from Hein Cooper's self-titled EP which was released earlier in the year. 

'Hein Cooper - EP' Review:
The EP opens with 'The Art Of Escape', a beautiful song, with intricate guitar, reminiscent of Newton Faulkner and wonderful vocals. Contrasting that a little is 'The Real' an intense electronic 'dream pop' track; you can hear the influence of James Blake, however Hein Cooper still pulls it away as his own unique sound. I think it just stands out from the others as my favourite from the EP. Next is 'Luna Sky'stunning short but sweet track, full of layers held to a steady beat. The EP closes with 'The Art Of Escape (Tora Remix)', it's Hein's wonderful vocals from the original track, with a Flumesque twist and it works brilliantly. 
The EP is perfect for chilled evenings and you can easily invest the 10-15 minutes of the EP solely to his music and escaping into it. The lyrics stand out throughout the four tracks, incredibly well written and explore themes of change, escapism and transformation. A brilliant EP from the first note to the last beat. 

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