Connan Mockasin Caramel on LP + Download
New Zealand via Paris/London pop sprite Connan Mockasin follows up the widely acclaimed oddball-psych of 2010ʼs Forever Dolphin Love with Caramel and its unique brand of mutated, lustrous soul which was almost wholly self-recorded over a month in a Tokyo hotel room.
Described by Clash Music as “a true cosmonaut of inner space,” Caramel's 11-tracks explore different regions of Mockasinʼs singular galaxy, guided by his truly adventurous songwriting that favors reconfigured pop structures with a skewed funk sensibility.
If Caramel wasnʼt enough, Mockasin has also been writing more material for Charlotte Gainsbourg after penning the exquisite "Out Of Touch" for the actress/singerʼs 2012 mini-album, Stage Whisper. Itʼs another sign that Mockasin is going places, but at his own pace – just as Caramel suggests the process of melting and taking on a new shape, a new taste. That is the true sound of Connan Mockasin.
“[Caramelʼs] dreamy grooves sound like something Prince might make, were he on strong prescription tranquilisers – in a good way, of course.” – The Guardian
Connan Mockasin Caramel Track Listing:
1. Nothing Lasts Forever
3. Iʼm the Man, That Will Find You
4. Do I Make You Feel Shy?
5. Why Are You Crying?
6. Itʼs Your Body 1
7. Itʼs Your Body 2
8. Itʼs Your Body 3
9. Itʼs Your Body 4
10. Itʼs Your Body 5
11. I Wanna Roll with You