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Erland Cooper

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Hailing from the archipelago of Orkney in Scotland, Erland Cooper explores the natural world of birds, landscape and place, manifesting in an immersive collection of music, words and imagery.
Originally part of acclaimed bands, The Magnetic North and Erland & The Carnival, he has a diverse musical background. His first album Solan Goose was an ode to escapism, written to ease personal anxiety working in a busy city, through soothing piano, strings, electronics and wild bird calls; the title tracks on the album are a nod to the local Orkney dialect for birdlife. His celebrated second record, Sule Skerry, turns his attention to the North Sea, completing part II of a planned trilogy of albums about his childhood home of Orkney. Hether Blether now completes his trilogy, a record about land, community, myth and mythology.
Erland also works across multi-arts projects including gallery, film and installations. Most recently scoring NEST - a giant, kinetic light and sound installation opening London's first borough of culture.
“Mesmeric antidote to the stresses of city living” Q Magazine
“…a record of simple beauty, exploring the place where electronic and classical music can co-habit” The Quietus
“Cultivating a sense of calm...inspiring thoughts of seasonal migration and definitions of home” A Closer Listen
“An audio treat. A wonderful marriage of music, time and place” Music OMH
“Masterful. A work of audio art.” Mary Anne Hobbs

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