Cosmic Neighbourhood is the brainchild of Bristol-based illustrator and musician Adam Higton. With each song acting as a response to a series of paper-and-scissors compositions, 'Collages I' documents the daily goings-on of 'the forest folk within the realm of the Cosmic Neighbourhood.'
Sonically, this tape straddles new and old, taking modular electronics, flutes, bells and softly pattering drum machines, before colouring them all with the amber glow of some forgotten, psychedelic kids' TV programme. Higton's benign toots and echoing jingles bring to mind Daphne Oram's early delay experiments or the meandering playfulness of Tom Cameron. Radiophonic and time-worn, it still somehow sounds like the future.
'as uplifting as it is escapist' - Bleep
'a really beguiling soup of sounds' - Norman Records
'please listen, everything Adam produces makes you feel squishier and happier than when you see two cats licking each other' - It's Nice That
Cosmic Neighbourhood - Collages II LP
12" vinyl mastered at The Carvery, with riso printed lyrics sheet.