US born sisters Bianca and Sierra Casady have been making music for the past few years under the name CocoRosie
. Their sound is unclassifiable, but has been described as "new folk", "freak folk" and "indie blues".
Their sophomore album, Noah's Ark
, was released last month to mixed reviews - some say it's plainly inaccessible, some others claim to be under the spell of its minimalism.
For me, it stands somewhere in-between.
Most of their songs are quite melodic, but there are some useless elements that distract the listener from the music, like all kinds of animal sounds.
Their music in general is based on guitar loops and sound fragments with distorted vocals on top, mixing old folk music and blues with electronic sounds.
One of their guests on the album is Antony
"I won the Mercury" Hegarty
, but don't let that put you off if you don't like his music, because CocoRosie
's trip hop beats are light years away from his mellowness.
You can hear one of their least experimental songs, the title track from Noah's Ark
, at their record company's website.
This is the cover of the album
You'll probably like CocoRosie if you...
- like Bjork
- feel like listening to something fresh
You'll probably hate CocoRosie if you...
- think Avril Lavigne is the epitomy of innovation in modern music
- love lushly produced records