"This album addresses anxiety, absence of control and the desire to be accepted by others. These experiences build upon themselves, to the point where they control my means of expression and demeanor. It’s an experience that feels powerless, where I'm internally aware of a compounding fear but unable to stop the cycle.
The title "Coral Angel" refers to coral reef decay and the absence of any single person’s ability to reverse it. It’s a disaster that highlights how futile our hope for control or change can feel. With that in mind, I wrote and recorded this record with analog equipment that allowed for almost no overdubbing or change post-recording. This was a personal resolution: relinquish creative control to emphasize my awareness of the present, to care for what is immediate. Acceptance and perseverance.”
Coral Angel is the debut vinyl pressing for Brooklyn label Color Station.
Second Sun was my introduction to Bonobo, and that song will stick with me forever. The strange ambient style was unlike anything I've heard before, and the rest of the album didn't disappoint either. carltagan