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Nobody & Mystic Chords Of Memory - 'Tree Colored See' [CD]
Nobody & Mystic Chords Of Memory - 'Tree Colored See' [CD]
Nobody & Mystic Chords Of Memory - 'Tree Colored See' [CD]
Nobody & Mystic Chords Of Memory - 'Tree Colored See' [CD]

Nobody & Mystic Chords Of Memory

Tree Colored See


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Tree Colored See is a collaborative effort between Nobody (Elvin Estella) and Mystic Chords of Memory (Chris Gunst and Jen Cohen). Building off of successful guest appearances on each other's past releases, the trio began collaborating on the project in the spring of 2004. After a year-plus of road trips and mail-order production efforts, the result is a perfectly crafted blend of psychedelic hip-hop and sunshine folk-rock. Nobody proves himself a producer/arranger in the classical sense, using his sample-based tool set to create the foundations for the album. Chris Gunst continues to mature as a songwriter and along with partner Jen Cohen, adds wistful vocals and accomplished musicianship to each song. For those who have followed any of these artists throughout the courses of their respective careers, this album proves to bring out the best in each of the participants.

Nobody (Elvin Estela), has been a fixture in the Los Angeles music scene since the early 1990s, first as a producer for many of the premier emcees at the Good Life Cafe/Project Blowed, and then as a remixer, producer, and important member of the global electronic and indie-rock communities. He has worked with, remixed, and toured in support of the Postal Service, Prefuse 73, Mars Volta, Aceyalone, Mia Doi Todd, and many others. His releases for Ubiquity and Plug Research have garnered him not only critical praise, but the clout to define and redefine his sound as he sees fit. His productions effortlessly flow from the hip-hop themes of his early career to the psychedelia and rock motifs of his most recent work, and his vast musical vocabulary allows him to deliver with each and every mix.

Mystic Chords of Memory, which features Christopher Gunst of California's psychedelic country angels the Beachwood Sparks and his partner Jen Cohen of the Aislers Set, developed naturally during 2003. As the Beachwood Sparks finished their final tour after two sublime albums for Sub Pop, the couple moved to Santa Cruz, put music on the back-burner, and focused on their studies. Without a specific project to drive their musical output, they began laying down ideas on their home-recording equipment, and piecing together lyrics that might tell whatever story they felt the melodies evoked. This unforced approach led to their official formation as Mystic Chords of Memory and a debut album in 2004 for Rough Trade. Their sound conjures up homespun jewels of fragmented, gentle pop with shards of Americana sliding alongside passages of psychedelia and pockets of impossibly intimate folksiness, all imbued with a timeless and personal touch.
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