Uwe Schmidt aka Señor Coconut, the man of a thousand aliases, has struck again and amazed everyone once more.
[audio:Senor coconut – smoke on the water.mp3] For his new album “Around the World”, Señor Coconut has again conjured “Electrolatino” songs from international hits. And once more, he first recorded the big band with which he has been bringing his concepts to the stage on rapturously received tours for many years, in order to then take the recordings apart in his own studio in Santiago de Chile, reassemble them, surgically process each track, and inject that special Coconut magic.
As singers, he had available to him his front man Argenis Brito, the crooner Louis Austen and Stephan Remmler of the former german new wave Band Trio.
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Schmidt has again adopted the perspective of an alien who, from Chile, his distant orbit, perceives the world as a remote place and not as his place of origin. For this purpose, he uses the technique of mash up or culture clash: an Austrian crooner sings on a Swiss Cha-Cha-Cha, a Japanese, Toshiyuki Yasuda, programs the computer part on a Brazilian Bossa Nova classic, and this voice does a duet with Argenis Brito, a Venezuelan singer who lives in Berlin.
Once again, the common thread that unifies the album is electronica put back on its acoustic feet. Señor Coconut’s creative process is no one-way street.
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Señor Coconut LIVE
presented by d2m Berlin
Friday, 04 November 2011 | 20:00 CET
Lido | Cuvrystr. 7 | 10997 Berlin/Kreuzberg