Frozen Coco were a rock band that was formed on June 23, 2011. It was a purely online collaboration between Diyath Yavin (piano/other instruments), Bastián Núñez (electric bass) and Matt Hambra (guitar) who never met each other in person.
Since its inception, Frozen Coco released seven singles, an EP, and a full-length album. The band was in the process of working on their second studio album, on which they planned to incorporate multiple instrument overdubs and several orchestral arrangements, in contrast to their previous work. However, following their disintegration, the project was abandoned.
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@mr-m-32: The vocal track was submitted like that, and I didn't mono it as it didn't bother me that much, to be honest. The vocal recording was rushed (it was submitted on the day of release) and sounds slightly out-of-breath at places, so I didn't mind leaving the track pretty much as raw as it was. It also sort of reflects the disinterest in the band now, I suppose. Glad you liked it. ~Yavin
@lukeslomba2: I ended the band because I got no replies following many contact attempts, and you would go offline the moment I tried to strike up a number of chats. As we know, the other two have lost interest, so I terminated the band because I saw it as a waste of my time if no one else was interested; I planned to focus on my solo record instead, which will give me much more time to finish up the 40 or so songs in the triple album. I will consider a reunion with you if at least one of the others is also keen again, but otherwise I see it as a waste of time if no one else is concerned, and I will be better off staying solo. ~Diyath
@parttimemadman: For more awesome stuff, stay tuned for our full-length 14 track album releasing later this month on the 23rd. It is quite a step-up from all our previous work and will contain nine new tracks plus the five pre-released singles in remastered form.
@playz-ki: A MIDI drum track was also merged with our drummer's track to make it sound less distorted (the sound quality of the track was not good), so maybe that's why it comes across as 'repetitive' and not 'live enough'. As for your other comment about the speed, loudness and heaviness, it is called western rock, not heavy rock. We aren't aiming at making this a fast, up-beat number with ear-splitting metal or whatever.
@drucutler: Nope, all the guitars here are in standard tuning. :) Yes, musicians do sometimes off-tune guitars and/or other instruments in certain performances if they feel it gives a better mellow/melancholic/etc. mood to suit the song; the House I'm in at college did that for our musical group performance the day prior to this song's release, and subsequently we won! :D
@mythbusteranimator: Which guitar? The guitar which plays the picking rhythm that commences the song? It was plugged through my physical mixer in the studio to two Behringer stereo speakers rather than a guitar amp with other miscellaneous settings. Perhaps it's this (along with the compression of a very cheap mic) that gives it a unique, signature tone which even I quite like! =D
@opticalhopscotch: Yeah. You're right; the vocals could clearly do with a better quality mic. I've told this already to a few others, but my music studio got a huge revamp over the winter hols, so do expect better quality recordings hereafter! :) ~Yavin
@jji7skyline: Thanks! A different solo will be featured on the album version.
@spicychorizo: Yeah, it is that kind of effect I intended to create when writing this song :P
@mythbusteranimator: Actually, the I - vi - IV - V chord progression wasn't used in any of our previous songs, so I fail to see how we follow that chord progression (not theme) a lot... The song contains a repetition of IV (in this case F-major) after 2 beats in the fourth bar of the V chord (G-major), deviating from the classic I - vi - IV - V progression too. This makes it more or less unique from popular songs which follow the mentioned progression. If you examine all our songs to date, you'll find that all of them are exclusive to one another in terms of chord progression. Also, since it is a I - vi - IV - V chord progression, the second chord is the relative minor of the first chord in the progression, making it an "A-minor", not an "A-major". Hence, I don't see why your argument should be valid. Even if we did have the same (or similar) chord progression in two or more songs, it is not a crime (since many musicians have done that), as long as the instrumentation and other arrangements endorse a variation from the other songs.