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John Coxon // Real Magic Vol.1 LP

John Coxon // Real Magic Vol.1 LP

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British musician John Coxon, who was also active as a member of Spiritualized and Spring Heel Jack, released this record in November 2023 from Treader, a label he manages.

Contains 1 diary-like improvisations, strange beats, and ambient blues songs created over a year using only guitar, percussion, turntables, and CDJs.

*If you would like a digital sound source, please feel free to contact us.

Below is a commentary by the label.

"Treader is proud to announce the first solo release from label founder John Coxon, known for his work with Spring Heeled Jack and Spiritualized, and who has worked with J. Spaceman, Evan Parker and Charles It may have been inevitable that John Coxon, known for his extensive collaborative work with Hayward, Han Bennink, and Pedro Reyes, has recently found the space and time to experiment on his own. do not have.

Real Magic Vol. 1 is the result of a year's worth of recordings by John Coxon in an east London studio in 2021, performed in the early morning hours of 1 while performing with a newly acquired tube microphone and battling chronic tinnitus. .Using minimal instrumentation (guitars, percussion, CDJs and turntables), John Coxon's playful and inquisitive approach benefits from the self-imposed parameters of mono recording, limited overdubs and post-production. I focused on making music in the moment and never strayed from my path.Although it is supported by a root note and two-chord blues pattern, this loosely improvised and non-recursive music has a very personal and unique space, and is considered to be a reflection on the act of making music. At the same time, it is also an experiment in Aurippian sound.``Real Magic'' reflects John Coxon's sentiment that ``[music] is an endlessly fascinating and magical thing that I still don't understand.''

Real Magic Volume 1, compiled by Mikel Acosta, perfectly captures the artist's intimate, diary-like work at a specific point in his life.Acosta's song selections and sequences provide the listener with a stepping stone and make the work more appealing."

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Ask us for digital files. 12" black vinyl. Edition of 300. 

Tracklist:

  1. RM#1 04:16
  2. RM#2 03:45
  3. RM#3 04:07
  4. RM#4 05:23
  5. RM#5 05:21
  6. RM#6 02:24
  7. RM#7 05:24
  8. RM#8 03:53
  9. RM#9 02:56
  10. RM#10 04:55
  11. RM#11 04:49

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Treader:

"Treader is proud to announce the first solo release from label-founder John Coxon. Best known for his work in Spring Heel Jack and Spiritualized, as well as extensive collaborative work with J. Spaceman, Evan Parker, Charles Hayward, Han Bennink and Pedro Reyes to name a few, it was perhaps inevitable that recent times allowed Coxon the space and time to experiment on his own.

Real Magic Vol. 1 is the result of a year's worth of early morning recordings made during 2021 in Coxon's east London studio while he played with a newly acquired tube mic and grappled with chronic tinnitus. Coxon's playful and inquisitive approach to working with minimal instrumentation ( guitar, percussion, CDJ & turntable) was
by self-imposed parameters (mono recordings, limited overdubs and post-production) allowing him to focus on making the music in the moment and staying out of his own way. Loosely improvised and non-recursive although anchored to root notes and two chord blues patterns, the music inhabits its own, very personal, space and reads as both a reflection on the act of making music and an Oulipian experiment with sound. Real Magic, knowingly oxymoronic, reflects Coxon's feeling that '(music is) ...an endlessly fascinating and magical thing that I still don't understand'.

Compiled by Mikel Acosta, Real Magic Vol. 1 perfectly captures these intimate and diaristic works of a specific point in an artists' life. Acosta's selection and sequencing provide a foothold for the listener, transforming the sketches into a surprisingly vivid and expressive suite of perfectly unbalanced meta-music. Perhaps the Sibelius quote 'where language ends music begins' captures the spirit of Real Magic Vol. 1 most accurately."
 

Artist: John Coxon

Label: Treader

British musician John Coxon, who was also active as a member of Spiritualized and Spring Heel Jack, released this record in November 2023 from Treader, a label he manages.

Contains 1 diary-like improvisations, strange beats, and ambient blues songs created over a year using only guitar, percussion, turntables, and CDJs.

*If you would like a digital sound source, please feel free to contact us.

Below is a commentary by the label.

"Treader is proud to announce the first solo release from label founder John Coxon, known for his work with Spring Heeled Jack and Spiritualized, and who has worked with J. Spaceman, Evan Parker and Charles It may have been inevitable that John Coxon, known for his extensive collaborative work with Hayward, Han Bennink, and Pedro Reyes, has recently found the space and time to experiment on his own. do not have.

Real Magic Vol. 1 is the result of a year's worth of recordings by John Coxon in an east London studio in 2021, performed in the early morning hours of 1 while performing with a newly acquired tube microphone and battling chronic tinnitus. .Using minimal instrumentation (guitars, percussion, CDJs and turntables), John Coxon's playful and inquisitive approach benefits from the self-imposed parameters of mono recording, limited overdubs and post-production. I focused on making music in the moment and never strayed from my path.Although it is supported by a root note and two-chord blues pattern, this loosely improvised and non-recursive music has a very personal and unique space, and is considered to be a reflection on the act of making music. At the same time, it is also an experiment in Aurippian sound.``Real Magic'' reflects John Coxon's sentiment that ``[music] is an endlessly fascinating and magical thing that I still don't understand.''

Real Magic Volume 1, compiled by Mikel Acosta, perfectly captures the artist's intimate, diary-like work at a specific point in his life.Acosta's song selections and sequences provide the listener with a stepping stone and make the work more appealing."

------------------------------------

Ask us for digital files. 12" black vinyl. Edition of 300. 

Tracklist:

  1. RM#1 04:16
  2. RM#2 03:45
  3. RM#3 04:07
  4. RM#4 05:23
  5. RM#5 05:21
  6. RM#6 02:24
  7. RM#7 05:24
  8. RM#8 03:53
  9. RM#9 02:56
  10. RM#10 04:55
  11. RM#11 04:49

++

Treader:

"Treader is proud to announce the first solo release from label-founder John Coxon. Best known for his work in Spring Heel Jack and Spiritualized, as well as extensive collaborative work with J. Spaceman, Evan Parker, Charles Hayward, Han Bennink and Pedro Reyes to name a few, it was perhaps inevitable that recent times allowed Coxon the space and time to experiment on his own.

Real Magic Vol. 1 is the result of a year's worth of early morning recordings made during 2021 in Coxon's east London studio while he played with a newly acquired tube mic and grappled with chronic tinnitus. Coxon's playful and inquisitive approach to working with minimal instrumentation ( guitar, percussion, CDJ & turntable) was
by self-imposed parameters (mono recordings, limited overdubs and post-production) allowing him to focus on making the music in the moment and staying out of his own way. Loosely improvised and non-recursive although anchored to root notes and two chord blues patterns, the music inhabits its own, very personal, space and reads as both a reflection on the act of making music and an Oulipian experiment with sound. Real Magic, knowingly oxymoronic, reflects Coxon's feeling that '(music is) ...an endlessly fascinating and magical thing that I still don't understand'.

Compiled by Mikel Acosta, Real Magic Vol. 1 perfectly captures these intimate and diaristic works of a specific point in an artists' life. Acosta's selection and sequencing provide a foothold for the listener, transforming the sketches into a surprisingly vivid and expressive suite of perfectly unbalanced meta-music. Perhaps the Sibelius quote 'where language ends music begins' captures the spirit of Real Magic Vol. 1 most accurately."
 

Artist: John Coxon

Label: Treader