Cornflower's debut album, from his new record label Time is Art Records, is bursting with energy and potential. His fusion of world, funk, electro-pop, trance and beatbox with tinges of indigenous and aboriginal influences, makes for a deep listening experience. With his improvisational style, Cornflower's unique song structures and musical movements will surprise you as each passing beat and melody unfold before your ears.
The title track "Journey into Sound" is an invitation to the listener, communicating the ride that one is about to take while listening to the album. Then emerges "In the Moment", a jazzy, improvisational scat piece that is reminiscent of one of his main influences Bobby McFerrin. "Wizards & Witches" has a great hook that carries you as Cornflower repeats the sacred hierarchy of our lineal purpose. The songs "Heartshine" and "One Drop" are upbeat and emotive, while giving a glimpse deeper into the personal path that Cornflower is on. "Calling to Source" is the epic of the album, showing off his jam band and electronica musical roots, as he segways from a hip-hop rock groove into a classic drum & bass loop. Making a special appearance on the last track "Oceanwater" is guitar maestro Jeff Pevar, known for his time as lead guitarist for CPR, Marc Cohn, Jazz is Dead and Phil Lesh & Friends. Pevar's additions to Cornflower's ode to our precious oceans, brings a refreshing glimpse at what can happen when his voice is accompanied by multi instrumental layerings, that really showcases the true musicianship and potential of this new voice on the scene.
released 22 April 2009
CORNFLOWER - JOURNEY INTO SOUND
Written, Performed & Produced by Cornflower
All of the sounds you hear within this music are Cornflower's voice
except for “Oceanwater” featuring Jeff Pevar on Guitar & Bass.
Tracks 1 - 3, Live @ The Mobius
Recorded by The Mobius, Ashland OR USA
Tracks 4 - 6, Live @ Peace Village Festival
Recorded by Randy Voris, www.vorissound.com
Track 7, Recorded @ The TONE Studio
Recorded by Cornflower
Mastered by Jeff Pevar: www.pevar.com
CD Art designed by jfc33.com
Photos by Rory Finney, viewrfp.com
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This album is dedicated to my Father,
Thomas Francis Coughenour
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