Leading UK music magazine Line of Best Fit have called producer/singer-songwriter Christian Cohle, “Ireland’s best kept secret”. An artist with an irrefutably accomplished sound, highly immersive and other-worldly, his music has a cinematic and ambient flare, often grounded by the strength of his vocals, everything he creates and performs weave together into this deeply electronic influenced and atmospheric world. His lyrics, often very personal, hang partially obscured in dreamlike and poetic imagery. Offering them an attractive ambiguity, that one can relate to on a deep visceral level. His music has been selected for a number of curated playlists on Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube Music, in the electronic/indie space. Championed by many publications: Earmilk, CLASH, NOTION and more, he has gone on to perform at some of Ireland’s leading showcase music festivals for emerging artists, and continues to cement himself as someone tipped for stardom.
1. Tá brón orm, I am sorry in Irish. Translates to “sorrow is on me” So beautiful isn’t it!
2. The new Top Gun movie was rad! Go see it.
3. I was recently described as まじめ ( ‘majime’ ) by my Japanese friends. There’s no true translation for it, but it is a positive thing, and it roughly equates to being earnest and sincere.
1. What is the biggest inspiration for your music?
My music is continually inspired by what I absorb around me, but one of the initial big inspirations was Bladerunner 2049.
2. How and when did you get into making music?
When I was a teenager, my guitar teacher gave me the album “Grace” by Jeff Buckley, and from then on I wanted to write my own songs.
3. What are 5 of your favourite albums of all time?
This list changes all the time, but to name some heavy hitters…
Apparat – ( LP5 )
Bon Iver – ( self titled album )
Kendrick Lamar – ( good kid, m.A.A.d city )
Tears for Fears – ( Songs From the Big Chair )
Moderat – ( II )
4. What do you associate with Berlin?
My favourite electronic group, Moderat.
5. What’s your favourite place in your town?
I haven’t explored enough to have a fave place yet! But I’m going to be spending more time here in Berlin this year, so get back to me on that one…
6. If there was no music in the world, what would you do instead?
I honestly don’t think I would be able to cope without music being in the world. Take me to a world where there’s music first of all.
7. What was the last record/music you bought?
I think Frank Ocean’s “Blonde”. Does buying an album digitally count? If not, the last CD I bought was Slipknot’s “All Hope is Gone”
8. Who would you most like to collaborate with?
There’s so many artists I would love to collab with, but I think one who I would fanboy over completely is Andre 3000. I’ve been listening to Outkast since I was a kid, so collabing with him would be crazy.
9. What was your best gig (as performer or spectator)?
Seeing Bon Iver for the first time.
10. How important is technology to your creative process?
I mean, without it, I’d still be making music, but I really enjoy using technology. It opens up new doors for me creatively and allows me to create music in a much more exciting and independent way , so I guess it is hugely important in that sense.
11. Do you have siblings and how do they feel about your career/art?
I have a sister, we don’t talk about it too much, but she has always been supportive and a fan.