Glasgow dreamer where are you?


Been a bit of a lack of new electronic music from Glasgow recently. The only stuff I’ve seen has been from stalwarts Slam/Soma. But here’s Turtle (Jon Cooper) to remedy that.

Ok, so he’s clearly got a bit of a thing going for Thom Yorke but at least it’s the electronic end of things and there’s no strangled cat yowling. Here is his second single, The Opposite of Low, plus a remix from OKRAA. The original opens with a low thrumming bass and pitter patter tympani. Off-centre pianos eventually make themselves known as do heavily-sampled sighs. This is wonderfully evocative electronica. Dots and Dashes references Nils Frahm and his neo-classical compositions. That’s not a bad reference point, though I’d say that Max Cooper’s remixes of Frahm are closest in style. The remix from OKRAA takes it that bit further into electronics and a bit further from the organically human. There are neo-acid squiggles and even a bit of dubstep bass but nothing too radical.

OKRAA remix for free download (name your price)

The post title is from Glasgow poet / performer, the late lamented and much missed, Ivor Cutler. His spoken word tunes/poetry have a surrealist air and childlike joy of the world. Try Last Song from Weatherall’s artist in residence work at Faber.

If that isn’t enough Cutler, try this Radio Clash broadcast.

‘The Opposite Of Low’ is the second single from Turtle’s critically acclaimed debut EP, Who Knows.
Released on Beatnik 3rd of March 2014.

Written and produced by Jon Cooper aka Turtle.

Buy ‘Who Knows’ EP from iTunes:

Order ‘Who Knows’ EP on limited edition 12″ white vinyl:…o-knows-ep

Released by: Beatnik
Release/catalogue number: BEATNC00003D
Release date: Mar 3, 2014

~ by acidted on February 18, 2014.

2 Responses to “Glasgow dreamer where are you?”

  1. Hello Acid Ted Aid00 I’m Here At

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