Australian musician and composer Madeleine Cocolas has created a beautiful musical pause for thought with her new single. Entitled “A Memory, Blown Out”, it’s a collection of acoustic sounds, field recordings and electronics amplified and drawn out. A single choral pitch is drawn out and amplified into a slow-burning bloom of sound. Synths caress underneath it whilst field recordings are hidden in the backgrounds. Often artists that dabble in classical ambient can get fixated on a drone quality to their music. What I love about this single is that Madeleine has sculptured the sounds so they never stay still, yet they evoke an inner stillness. The track is relaxing and meditative but emotionally expressive and that’s a difficult balance to achieve.
Setting it off is the music video for “A Memory, Blown Out”. It features ink drops blossoming and colliding in water in slow motion and together with the music, it is strangely hypnotic. The single is the opening track from Madeleine Cocolas’ forthcoming album “Spectral”. On the album, Coclas explores the idea that as her personal space gets smaller and smaller in our time, the perception of Madeleine’s surroundings became sharper. My personal interpretation is that this is what home could sound like and I’m very intrigued to hear how this all pans out in the album.
Enjoy the excellent video for “A Memory, Blown Out” below. The single is out now and the album “Spectral” is due for release on the 15th of July. For more information about Madeleine Cocolas, visit her website.
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