Cassette Label
.
Image of Chaperone

Chaperone

£8.00

Jazz from the Shelter - Chaperone

New in from Enmossed & shipping immediately

What is it about chimes that evoke memory—not a specific memory, but memory itself? Chaperone’s Jazz from the Shelter, opening with such peals, ignites images of sitting with friends around a low-lit table, or city streets pattered by rain. Chaperone (David Coccagna) employs that more obvious means of triggering memory: the loop. Conceived as a beat tape, the 14 tracks, each containing their own palette, each an impressionistic vibe, share a gauzy quality as they move from glitchy polyrhythm, to bird calls, to creepy, no-one’s-left-on-Earth-but-you ditties. They’re like specimen jars of a poet’s collected peculiarities.

Funky feel-good, then cave-dweller dub. A healthy dollop of body music. Harsh ambience. When listening through Jazz from the Shelter, it’s as if you’re skimming the radio dial of a planet both recognizable and not. Varying speeds, tones, and washes indicate Chaperone’s romanticism. Prosaic, emotive, heady at times, his art practices beyond music have clear fingerprints on these tracks. Though beat tapes are usually a collection of incomplete, working ideas, Chaperone makes a cozy home in such unfinishedness.

David Coccagna is a Philadelphia native now working from Ridgewood, Queens. His installation artwork and noise cassette sculptures have morphed into tapes and records for labels like Bedouin, Great Circles, and Always Human Tapes. Coccagna's work reflects the class politics and the poverty of Northeast Philadelphia, pulling from the musical and sonic influences of the area. Coccagna is currently writing Black Ground, a chapbook of poems and short prose about the failures of academic art, pandemics, noise show boredom, and electric bike delivery drivers

Image of Horaflora
Horaflora
£15.75
Image of ISHAM KOUIDRI
ISHAM KOUIDRI
£9.00
Image of SEBASTIANO CARGHINI
SEBASTIANO CARGHINI
£9.00
Image of Florian T M Zeisig (re press)
Florian T M Zeisig (re press)
£16.50
Image of Taupe Set XL
Taupe Set XL
£8.00 — Sold out
Image of Night Foundation
Night Foundation
£8.00
Image of Nazanin Noori
Nazanin Noori
£8.00
Image of Karabasan Drane
Karabasan Drane
£10.00 — Sold out
Image of El Fugue
El Fugue
£8.00
Image of Laborers
Laborers
£8.00
Image of Léo Hoffsaes
Léo Hoffsaes
£8.00
Image of Richard Vergez
Richard Vergez
£8.00
Image of Plastic Ivy
Plastic Ivy
£8.00
Image of The Siamese Pearl
The Siamese Pearl
£8.00
Image of Bobby Flan...We Take
Bobby Flan...We Take
£7.50
Image of JD Harrington...Libation to Hectate
JD Harrington...Libation to Hectate
£8.00 — Sold out
Image of David Wesley Sutton...Alterations
David Wesley Sutton...Alterations
£13.00
Image of Nick Klein + Lack...ii
Nick Klein + Lack...ii
£13.00
You might also like