Pocketknife and Cousin Cole - Tambourine Dreams and beyond
August 2, 2014 9:49 PM   Subscribe

Six and a half years ago, the duo of Pocketknife (Skooby Laposky) and Cousin Cole (aka Cousin Culo) released handful of remixes, edits and re-works, compiled under the name Tambourine Dream (Discogs) on their joint Flagrant Fowl label. The label only lasted a few years, and it seems the duo are now operating alone. Cole/Culo is still solidly in remix/rework territory, with self-selected highlights including the moombahton "So Emotional" & volume 2 mixtape/EPs he made with Phi Unit, while Laposky has ventured into a few tributes to Arthur Russell (Russell, previously), in the form of a mix of Russell's tracks, and releasing a recently discovered track (which he remixed as Pocketknife) on his label, Wilde Calm Records, where he also released an album of "piano not piano" house music created solely with a prepared piano and raw drum programming, under the name Boonlorm.
posted by filthy light thief (4 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
For clarification, the Boonlorm album link is to the remastered and expanded version (with 1 new track) from Snow Dog Records, though the album was originally released on Wilde Calm.

For some more looks (listens?) back, Pocketknife uploaded a bunch of remixes back in 2008 to YouTube, and looking forward, Cousin Cole has a bunch of remixes on Legitmix, a curious service that helps users re-create remixes by essentially allowing remixers to sell "digital instructions" for reworking songs, addressing legality of remixes and giving (financial) credit to the original artists.
posted by filthy light thief at 9:58 PM on August 2, 2014

Is this "Obscure Music" day here at Metafilter? This is the third one...
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 10:28 PM on August 2, 2014

I was thinking about that, and almost apologized for not covering a more obscure topic/ artist/ band. I've been re-listening to Tambourine Dream a bunch today, and then I found that Cousin Cole and Pocketknife are still making good music, if not together. Jam of the moment: Manicured Noise - Metronome (Cousin Cole Remix), which touches on the obscure music tip, as Manicured Noise are something of a lost band of the New Wave era.
posted by filthy light thief at 10:58 PM on August 2, 2014 [1 favorite]

That String Figures album is great! And it's got a cover by Josh Gurrie so that's $9 well spent. Thanks!
posted by steganographia at 10:59 PM on August 2, 2014

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