Coney Island Sound is a project started by Ewan Gordon that mixes found sounds , field recordings, accordions and junkshop synths with seashore flotsam and jetsam for percussion.
The debut single “Introducing Mr.Kellogg” was released on Radio 1 DIY Label of the Week Regular Beat Recording Company backed with the soft drink sampling “The Lemonade Song”. It also kicks off proceedings onforthcoming label Compilation "Songs From a Bedroom"
Both sides of the single have picked up radio plays on NME Radio, BBC6, BBC Radio 2, XFM, Amazing Radio, BBC Northern Ireland, British Forces Radio, Resonance FM and College Radio in Canada….
“Nautical by Nature” and “Bring My Love’s Unwanted Arrow” have received lovely reviews as part of Kipper Records’ “Catch of the Day Vol.3″ and I Can Count Records’ “I Can Count Vol.2″.
Ewan has released a number of remixes under a variety of guises for labels including Skint, Smalltown America and Escalator in Japan, remixing artists as diverse as O Fracas, Alaska in Winter, Awesome Wells, The Lo-Fidelity Allstars and Skibunny.
Next release on the horizon is a reworking of Awesome Wells' track Luchadora for the wonderful Manchester based Red Deer Club Recordings.
2011 so far has also included work as part of another group The Salt Flats, with one EP release to date, another on the way and a couple of BBC sessions to boot.There's also been a little bit of music tinkering for the small screen, with tracks co-written for local and national programmes, short films and other media via scoredrawmusic.com.......and 2012 will see several other exciting audio-visual projects take shape.
But fear not, the stock pot of the mixed
metaphor that is Coney Island Sound has been reducing nicely and an album of soupy goodness is almost in the can.
Lots of strings and brass, cut up reels that i’ve found around second hand stores, Chopped percussion, snippets of dialogue i’ve caught from Cleethorpes to Whitby….Air Hockey Table solos….Lots of woodwind….a bit of 1950s atomic age tape and echo fun…..Moogs at lots of different speeds…..Old school Signal generators, accordions and melodicas……A bit Tornados here a bit Beach boys there….and hopefully a bit Warp-y in the middle. There may even be some singing at some point….