Label : Hypo=espresso Records ( Bali / Japan )
Release : 2015-05-24
Format : Digital
Release note :
‘ Bioshifter ‘ is 3rd album by Japanese producer Supercozi. Harvested from 5 years of hard work and never- ending experimentation in her tiny studio in Bali, and infused with the spirit of the mystical island with it’s strong Hindu / Animism culture.
As some may know, She is half of Zen Lemonade – her unit with Gus Till which focuses on the psychedelic aspects of electronic music. In contrast, she had been exploring much more eclectic, genre-bending style under her solo belt. Since her 2005 debut album ‘ Luxury Addict ‘, She fearlessly blends the elements of Techno, House, Dub, Glitch hop through Bass Music and Balearic chill together while absolutely refusing to be categorized in the narrow box of typical genres. And this new album features a huge stylistic leap.
Album opener is a lyrical Techno tune : ‘ Melt ‘ which layers of bells and delicate synth sounds gently building the emotional tension. In contrast the title track ‘ Bioshifter ‘ and ‘ Dennis Hopper ‘ are Glitchy Electronica with strong melody lines. Two cosmic chill tunes ‘ Nebula To Nebula’ ( featuring Herbie Hancock style e-piano by Bulgarian producer Martin Denev ) and ‘ Feels Like Yesterday ‘ represents the feminine side of the album.
For those who loves psychedelic down tempo groovers : ‘ Owl In Me ‘ and ‘ D.I.V.E ‘ are well crafted fusion of Bass Music and dub-tronica.
Then of course ‘ four-on-the -floor’ Tech-house tunes polish it off : ‘ Bad Ass Paradise ‘ and ‘ Born Lickers ‘ .. From Dance to Chill all in one serve.
4 of the 9 tracks feature guest vocals : Sophie Barker from Zero7 ( Feels Like Yesterday ), Dutch singer / DJ Puck ( Bioshifter, Dennis Hopper ), and MC Reason ( D.I.V.E ) who collaborating with her since second album. By having their voices, strong melody lines are beautifully emerging from the triply soundscapes.
The Album title ‘ Bioshifter ‘ is a neologism by her, meaning biological mutation or accreted evolutionary process. Since the album is dropped exactly 10 years later from the first album, it perfectly describes her strong desire for the transformation as an artist, and this album pins her down as one of the electronic producers from Japan in the global music scene.
Track list :
01. Melt 8:05
02. Bioshifter ( feat. Puck ) 4:50
03. Nebula to Nebula ( feat. Martin Denev ) 8:03
04. Dennis Hopper ( feat. Puck ) 4:29
05. Owl in Me 6:56
06. Bad Ass Paradise 5:21
07. Born Lickers 5:30
08. D.I.V.E ( feat. MC Reason ) 6:17
09. Feels Like Yesterday ( feat. Sophie Barker ) 7:44
All songs written & produced by Supercozi
Final Mix by Gus Till
Mastering by Gregg Hermetech
Cover : photo by Agus Pande
Costume & Styling by Katarina Radovic
Horn by Sophie Akkineni