On 21 April, paradYse Records will present the debut single by 24 year-old London-based multi-instrumentalist and producer Cosmo Sheldrake. Cosmo Sheldrake’s debut single is titled The Moss.
Cosmo describes The Moss as: “An ode to nonsense for its own sake”. Invoking many of the classic figures of nonsense literature, Cosmo embarks on a peg-legged jaunt, draping finely woven vocal harmonies over an underbelly of electronics, strings and an Armenian Duduk (recorded at a folk session in a country pub in East Sussex).
Now the young artist has revealed the b-side to this single, Solar. In Solar, Cosmo recites a verse from a William Blake’s poem titled I Rose Up At The Dawn Of Day. Described by Cosmo as a: “Hymn to the Sun”, Solar is composed from recordings of the Sun, taped using a technique called Stellar Seismology. Other sounds featured include field recordings of Ecuadorian flutes and singing from the Central African Aka Pigmies.
Over the past year Cosmo has composed music for film and theatre as well as touring internationally supporting and playing with Johnny Flynn and the Sussex Wit. In the UK he has shared stages with Bombay Bicycle Club and US indie act Mutual Benefit.
You can catch Cosmo Sheldrake live on the following dates:
09 Apr – Koko, London* (SOLD OUT)
10 Apr – Fibbers, York*
11 Apr – The Cluny, Newcastle*
12 Apr – Leaf, Liverpool* (SOLD OUT)
13 Apr – Glee Club, Cardiff*
23 Apr – Sebright Arms, London (single launch) (SOLD OUT)
24 Apr – The Green Door Store, Brighton (tickets)
29th Apr – L’international, Paris
(* Supporting Johnny Flynn and the Sussex Wit)