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Link tree: https://idol.lnk.to/Cucusonic 

Tracklist:

SIDE A

1. Brian Eno – Alto Flores Sunrise (Ft. Alejandra Hernández)
2. Kate Simko – La Cabaña
3. Bræv – Anima
4. Fer Isella, Matthew Dear & Alejandro Valencia-Tobon – The Sound of Paradise

SIDE B
1. Fingathing – After Dark
2. Darper – Intertropical Convergence
3. PHO – Sambazonica
4. Coldcut – Quiero Verde

SIDE C

1. Osunlade – Reign Forest
2. Mexican Institute of Sound – 100000000DERANAS
3. Laima Leyton and Iggor Cavalera –Bien Paraos (Ft. Miguel Portura)
4. The Pulse Diaries – Resistencia En Calma

SIDE D
1. Me, Charles – doidae in flight
2. Kyongpaul –Biofunk
3. Yãdú – Biodiversity
4. Martyn Ware – Forestronic

* Brian Eno, Coldcut, Kate Simko, Laima Leyton, Martyn Ware, Matthew Dear, Osunlade, and more create new music for Cucusonic – a 19 track compilation exploring Colombia’s biodiversity

* A collaboration with Colombian bio-scientists, anthropologists, 19 musicians, University of Manchester’s ‘Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology’ and charity In Place of War

* Each track includes field recordings collected by a network of diverse local communities in Colombia’s Neotropical forests

* A 100% recycled release – with vinyl made from 100% recycled PVC pellets and 100% recycled sleeves

* Double 12” 180g vinyl set within a 12″ sleeve with printed inners
* Printed CMYK
* Manufactured by: Vinyl Factory Manufacturing
* Design by: Studio Pensom
* Spectograms by: Alejandro Valencia-Tobon
* First single The Sound of Paradise by Fer Isella, Matthew Dear & Alejandro Valencia-Tobon released 08/10/2021
* Vinyl & digital pre-order: 08/10/2021
* Vinyl & digital release date: 29/10/2021

Cucusonic is an album created by a collaborative collective of Colombian bio-scientists, anthropologists, and musicians – partnered with University of Manchester’s ‘Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology’ and charity In Place of War.

The team set up a network of diverse local communities to capture sounds and stories from the Colombian Neotropical forests, inviting high profile artists and producers to create tracks from these field recordings. The aim of the project, and the resulting album, is to raise awareness about the biodiversity of Colombia, and its importance globally – by translating natural soundscape recordings and bio-acoustic data into new music.

The album features music by Bræv, Brian Eno, Coldcut, Fer Isella, Fingathing, Iggor Cavalera, Kate Simko, Laima Leyton, Martyn Ware, Matthew Dear, Mexican Institute of Sound, and Osunlade.

VF Product page: https://thevinylfactory.com/product/cucusonic/

VF Featured Article: https://thevinylfactory.com/label-news/new-cucusonic-album-discovers-sounds-of-colombias-neotropical-forests/

YouTube video of the first single: https://youtu.be/v8t_w3cGxZk

Spotify link (first single): http://spoti.fi/3lOGCHe














Frogs and bats
(music composition by Carlos Restrepo)

Species included in this track: 

Leptodactylus savagei
Engystomops pustulosus
Saccopteryx leptura
Saccopteryx canescens
Rhynchonycteris naso









Cucusonic works in partnership with The University of Manchester, the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology and In Place Of War, thanks to the support of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). Additional support comes from Finnish institution Kone Foundation (Saari Residence).