TURTLE Shares New Track ‘Calculate’
“With the murky echoes of those metallic melodies sitting against powerfully complex percussion.
Vocals fade into the background, with Turtle conjuring a sense of the eerie with only a few disparate sounds.”
“Fans of Jon Hopkins electronics should take note”
In 2014 and 2015 TURTLE released two EPs to universal critical acclaim. His magical ability to paint diverse changing landscapes within electronic music gained him comparisons with the likes of Jon Hopkins, SOHN and Thom Yorke, and champions like Lauren Laverne, Gilles Peterson, Nemone and Steve Lamacq BBC 6 Music, Huw Stephens BBC Radio 1. Now after a lengthily spell under the radar, Glaswegian based Jon Cooper emerges with new single and debut album teaser ‘Blood Type’ feat. Eliza Shaddad.
His second single from the album, ‘Calculate’ opens with a haunting piano calling out from hidden subterranean depths, weaving its way through a thick, hazy atmosphere – quickly answered by energetic drums, from some shadowy, distant place. Twisted, delay soaked vocals fill the ether, enveloping the listener in a hypnotic cloud of melody, elevated by the sweeping synth strings, rising from the deep. A perfect follower up to first single ‘Bloodtype‘ featuring Eliza Shaddad.
Human is a result of Jon confronting a dark period in his Life head on. A window into the deepest corners of his mind where he has created a collage of moods, transporting you to an introspective headphone experience wrapped in a glow of positivity. “Through my music I found the way to let the light in” Cooper describes the recording process as being cathartic. Pouring his emotions into multi-layered soundscapes with cinematic builds, climatic releases and hypnotic, rhythmic beats. Organic and electronic sounds are mixed together in a colourful interplay.