Parov Stelar – Coco

“With his unmistakable sound-mix of Jazz- and Swing samples and electronic music, Parov Stelar has secured his own unique position in the world of music. His upcoming fourth album “Coco” is eagerly awaited. The double CD starts off where his successful LP’s “Rough Cuts”, “Seven And Storm” and “Shine” ended. On the other hand he is consequently developing his established jazzy sound, by adding new stylistic elements to his tunes. Also his dancefloor-productions, that up to now have only been published as singles, find a debut to a greater extent on his album. They meet with Stelar’s melancholic-melodious trademark-sound, which is well known from his earlier albums, but now is also spiced up with Hip-Hop beats and synth-pads. Parov Stelar manages to build bridges between his own worlds of sound with these extensive LP as well he as he does with listening- and dance-music in general. An electrifying album to fall for. The two CDs are originally thought of as one with tracks that can be danced to and one with tracks just for listening. Nevertheless the line between those two approaches becomes blurred in Parov Stelar’s newest compositions. The album makes your feet tap more and more with every track. The musician himself sees the whole thing as a “book for musical readers” which is classically defined in introduction, middle part and end. Because of downloading hit numbers on downloading platforms the “listening in” to albums and thereby reflecting on less prominent tracks, is lost. Parov Stelar sets “Coco” as a statement against this habit. Apart from two cooperation-tracks with the saxophone-player from his live-band, Max The Sax, Stelar has cooperated with six singers from different genres. This again gives “Coco” a characteristic, one and only feeling”

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19 Responses to “Parov Stelar – Coco”
  1. Anonymous says:

    where is the link

  2. Anonymous says:

    There IS no link. The album hasn't leaked yet. I expect a middle of August leak?

  3. Alex says:

    Yeah no link, sorry to get hopes up, just building up hype for the album since it is one of my biggest albums of the year 😛

    When it leaks ill throw up a link, and if you are hardcore ill tell you where you can order a physical copy haha


  4. Anonymous says:

    More samples (different places in songs in some than other samples);

  5. Alex says:

    thanks man this record is going to be insanely good

  6. Anonymous says:

    Alex, Alex, look what I found:

    From an extremely hard to find album "Parov Stelar The Singles Collection Vol. 2" releases at the very end of 2008 in South Korea, I believe.

    There is a song called Simple at the end of the album. It sounds like an early prototype of Catgroove from the forthcoming EP/Album Coco.

    Here it is in its full 320 quality glory:

  7. Alex says:

    Haha, nice, is that the Daylight album? ill check this out later tonight, thanks 🙂

  8. Anonymous says:

    No, not Daylight. Daylight is an different complilation.

    Single Collection Vol. 1 was released in 2008, I think. Single Collection Vol. 2 was released at the very end of 2008 and it features 3 never-before-released songs: Twilight, Simple (aka Catgroove 0.9 beta) and Sweet Candy.

    Both have hit the net as rapidshare acrhives in the last month. Do a google search.

  9. Alex says:

    ah yh found them, nice stuff, thanks for the info

  10. Anonymous says:

    I dig this older version of Catgroove, but do you notice how the beat is simple? On the new album, Catgroove gets a more polished treatment. I am speculating, but I think when Parov recorded "Simple" which leaked and that got published on Single Collection Vol. 2, he realized that he had yet another gem on his hands and decided to rework it. While still maintaining its swinging jazzy feel, Catgroove gets extra energized in the spirit of such songs as Monster, Spider, Love and Rock For while also sounding like Libella Swing. Genius! I can't wait to hear the complete Catgroove song.

  11. pomor says:

    Sunday treat for you, mate! Not a complete album, but longer samples than any available so far. Each track 2+ miniutes:

  12. Alex says:

    yh im digging this catgroove simple version, great find!

    Its interesting to see how his sound has evolved over the last few years, and i think its great that stelas offering the double album with both his unique styles on it, its great for the fans

  13. pomor says:

    I noticed an increasing use of piano on the newest LP — from Ragtime Cat to Starlight, from For Rose to Coco, from Distance to Dandy.

    The two hip-hop tracks are so much better than I thought originally (Sunny Bunny Blues and Let's Roll).

  14. pomor says:

    I wish Parov would do a video similar to what Caravan Palace released did with Suzy:

    Of course, Caravan Palace's label — Wagram — has more money to sponsor such a video but, nevertherless, it can be done.

    So far, Parov's videos have been underwhelming. Shine was the only real effort but you can tell it was a low-budget video.

  15. pomor says:

    Another discovery of the day:

    The rap used in the new Parov track Sunny Bunny Blues can be heard in another project: the same lyrics were used for a remix of a Just Banks song Under the Influence:

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