Music As A Foreign Language

3rd February 2020

Music As A Foreign Language is the next artist album from DJ/producer Chris Coco. It was made in London and Ibiza with a close knit group of collaborators. It’s deep, meditative, lush, thoughtful electronic music, probably best listened to at home, or on headphones.

The main collaborators are audio and visual artist Yawa Ze, guitarist Nicolas Cornu (Nick & Samantha), singer Reese Robinson, singer Sebastian Lijla (Hush Forever), saxophonist Carlton Headley and drummer Kazuyo Kotani.

Track by Track – This is how it begins, this is how it ends, this is how it happened, this is how it’s happening…

01 Chris Coco – Aurora

The beginning and the end, a temple bell, a floating arpeggio and a distant choir.

02 Chris Coco – Your Dream

A floating dream on a sweltering island, nowhere to hide from the heat, headphones chilling in the freezer.

03 Chris Coco – A Suitcase Full Of Stars

A simple synth soundtrack and a story about the sun, the stars and the craggy old moon, told by a father to his daughter on the beach, in the summer. The piece evokes a melancholy nostalgia for a time that may never have existed.

04 Chris Coco – The Rainbow Keys

An abstract beat inspired this track that sounds like summer in the city, somewhere in Europe.

05 Chris Coco – A Citizen Of Nowhere

This is a dark, moody, synth instrumental recorded at audio and visual artist Yawa Ze’s studio in Ibiza. It’s Inspired by ex UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s unforgettable description of people with an international outlook.

06 Chris Coco – Into The Fire

What do you do when the world is burning, it’s our fault and it feels like you are powerless? Write a song that could also be a love song? 

07 Chris Coco – Repeater

This one is about repetition and that strange feeling that you’ve done it all before.

08 Chris Coco – Music As A Foreign Language

The title track is a long, meandering instrumental with a deep techno groove.

09 Chris Coco, Hush Forever – Seb’s Tiny Guitar

The end and the beginning, a collaboration with Sebastian from Swedish band Hush Forever. This one builds layers of vocals and asks questions – who are we? Why are we here? It never ends, it just starts again. 

Music For…

20th January 2019

Music For… is a new series of EPs of music from Chris Coco and friends following the ambient outlook – music you can listen to or not listen to, music to get lost in or music for background. In 2019 we released three EPs – Concentration, Relaxation, Meditation, more will follow in 2020.

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Coco Steel & Lovebomb – Re-released

7th February 2018

We’ve just re-released the three Coco Steel & Lovebomb albums that came out on A Man Called Adam’s Other record label in the late 90s.

You can buy them on Bandcamp:

And listen to them on Spotify:

On The Beach

16th June 2017

Nick & Samantha – On The Beach EP is out now

Here are some links:


Bitter Sweet Song video:




Film Music

4th May 2017

The Film Music EP series continues with Vol 5 featuring Ed Bernez on drums. We wanted to see how difficult or easy it was to make a ‘sountrack’ using mostly a drum kit. We didn’t know what was going to happen or where it was going to take us. The recording day was exciting, experimental in the extreme and we ended up with some things that we thought were pretty good, atmospheric and evocative of certain situations. On listening back we discovered that what we had sounded like exactly what it was – a drummer in a studio, it was beautifully recorded and full of energy but there wasn’t enough specific atmosphere. We started experimenting with drones and pads, taking cues from the harmonics present in the drum sounds. From there we soon found ourselves in the world of some sort of dystopian science fiction drama. Now I can imagine an escape from a nightmare city followed by an attempt to rebuild some sort of utopia on a new planet, perhaps ending with a return to home with a different outlook. I like the idea of taking the inspiration created by this music and turning it into something else. Maybe that’s the next step.