Co la - "nO No" Cassette

Co la - "nO No" Cassette

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Baltimore’s Co La, the creative cloak for Matt Papich, fabricates a club music environment where solidarity and psychosis enmesh.

Emerging from the humid undergrowth of 2013’s Moody Coup, No No gathers tracks built during the northeastern deep freeze of 2014: sonically these songs are clear & uninsulated: cracking. No No is a reflection of Papich's interest in the never ending psycho-drama that is the American news cycle (f5 syndrome), blanketed with a style of auditory/performative humor that operates as a coping strategy, a modifier for an otherwise oblique sonic world.

Where Co La’s past work focused on rendering impressions of physical spaces, designs and objects into broad musical forms, Papich now turns his interest inward, investigating the sensual and emotional aspects of terrestrial life. The language is basic: a sneeze, a baby’s cry, an alphabet, the biting of an apple, laughter and screams. Despite the simple signifiers, No No is inscribed with content - it points to basic fears/desires and scrambles them, creating an oddly emotional & alien dimension, an action in Club music hitherto unknown.

Simple inversion is a focal point of No No. Club culture categorically offers an escape from the real world for revelers. Co...  more

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released October 9, 2015

Art by Bobby Houlihan