Monday, July 24, 2006

spank the monkey (rocket)

A huge "Ta Very Much" has to go to SVC Records recording artist Victor Scott for leading me to the music of Coconut Monkeyrocket, through his contribution to the Contrast Podcast the other week. I got hold of as much as I could find and have been forcing it on people ever since!

Coconut Monkeyrocket - Shopping For Explosives

Coconut Monkeyrocket - Accidental Beatnik

Coconut Monkeyrocket is the work of one Jason Emmett and most of his output is available to download for free from Comfort Stand Recordings. This is genius fun music for the summer - I've been trying to come up with a decent description of this stuff but can't do better than the following from the Coconut Monkeyrocket website:
Welcome to the world of Coconut Monkeyrocket. It's a world where cartoon animals dance the Charleston to bangin' 808 beats at the wedding reception for Carl Stalling and George Clinton, where rows of liqueur bottles stacked behind a tiki bar sway back and forth to the beat like the would-be inanimate objects in a Max Fleischer cartoon... In Coconut Monkeyland, records grow like shiny, black fruit on the smiling, two-dimensional trees, and Jason skips merrily through this enchanted forest, sampling the tasty sounds they offer, until finally gorged to the limit, he vomits the sonic pulp into 3-minute puddles, mixed together into a marvellous new form. At least that's how I like to think of it. In reality, he just does it on a computer or something. - Chris Oliver, bon vivant

Download - The Coconut Monkeyrocket & Martinibomb - SPLIT!
Visit - Coconut Monkeyrocket
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