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Mike Cooper, Jason Kolàr

Mauve​/​Pink (Tape)

Label: Mondoj

Format: Tape

Genre: Experimental

Preorder: Releases May 31st, 2024


Nestled beside the sea and a cluster of palm trees, La Malvarrosa, the neighborhood in Valencia where Cooper resides, derives its name from a fusion of "Malva," meaning mauve, and "Rosa," meaning pink. Here, La Malvarrosa serves as the primary backdrop for the recordings, symbolizing two distinct colors and artistic approaches. These hues become the emblematic colors of a fictitious flag from an imagined island located on a forgotten expanse of ocean. From this ethereal site, melodies emerge, seeking to unravel the essence of certain insular music while intertwining with Cooper's post-everything sensibilities and Kòlar's minimalist electronics. "Mauve/Pink" navigates the delicate balance between playfulness, intricacy, and simplicity, blurring boundaries between tradition and innovation, reality and imagination, change and repetition.

The album serves as a showcase for contrasting methodologies and viewpoints, acting as a sonic document of an ongoing conversation between generations, where Cooper and Kòlar's efforts illuminate a boundless creative process and timeless aesthetics.

Cat. number: MONDOJ25CS
Year: 2024

Recorded and produced by Jason Kolàr in Valencia and Barcelona between November 2023 and March 2024.

Mike Cooper plays electric lap steel guitar and digital effects.
Jason Kolàr plays synthesizers, keyboards, electric bass and guitar.

Andreu G. Serra (aka Ubaldo) plays saxophone on Resemblance of Percussive Acts.

Mastered by Adam Badí Donoval
Monotype print by Monika Proniewska
Design and layout by Paulina Ufnal & Janek Ufnal
Artist photo by Melisa Ramírez