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Cocordion is a noise-pop group, conceived upon Colorado’s I-25 frontrange megalopolis, currently residing in Philadelphia.
Cocordion’s musical styling originated as a bedroom recording project in 2014 by multi-instrumentalist Mitchell Macura while studying molecular biology in college. After working in a multitude of projects, running show spaces and participating in small tours as an auxiliary instrumentalist/keyboard player, Mitchell began to shift focus toward his own songwriting. Originally constructed out of guitar and vocal loop-scapes, Cocordion’s single-member set evolved and continues to morphs between multi member arrangements, duo-sets with his brother Mason and 3 piece, full-band line-ups with new collaborators.
With the intention to capture unadulterated-inspiration, most of Cocordion’s creative process is done at home, in their personal studio. On their latest release, “Head”, Cocordion opted for collaboration outside of their previous practices, working with drummer/producer/engineer Tyler Cuchiara, to create a more sparkly, more refined, and less-lo-fi aesthetic.
Ambitious to bring more members into their processes, Cocordion hopes to spotlight more undiscovered talent, extending branches for collaboration on future releases. This goal will come to fruition with “tv.ant.race”, a 10 track, full-length album, out May 3rd, 2019, featuring music videos by Matt Sparks, engineering by Right Heel Music, production by Tyler Cuchiara and vocal performance by singer-songwriter Miette Hope.
Expectations oscillates between somber and reflective to dissonant and distorted. An initial listen wouldn’t reveal the band’s roots being caught between rural and urban Colorado, but the quiet and loneliness of the high prairie can easily be heard in many of the album’s eight tracks.- Denver Westword (full article HERE)
Expectations Opening track “Rabid” begins with a swirling vortex of synthesizer swells and manipulated voices that give way to a chilly, full-band groove before collapsing into an angular, discordant coda. Indeed, Mitchell Macura’s polychordal electric guitar freakouts serve to punctuate much of the first half of the record, shaking you out of the disquieting beauty achieved when the trio keeps things minimal behind Macura’s often-spectral voice.- CS Indy (full article HERE)
"Indeed, Macura hopes Cocordion's music, with its liberal use of musique concrete sound collage, might ultimately "reinterpret what [listeners] believe is music and reexamine what songwriting could be." If that sounds a bit lofty, it's at least refreshing to see an artist take the boldly experimental philosophy of composers such as John Cage and filter it through such a keen ear for pop sensibility." -CS Indy (full article HERE)
"Boulder’s Mitchell Macura, professionally known as Cocordion, prides the raw and unrevised presentation of his experimental EP someonedays which houses the track RadioSilence. Inspired by a friend, the stripped-down and vocal-centric track slowly layers what could be described as less of instruments but more emotional levels as the track progresses. It’s a very unique expression of musical artwork which provides what it most likely only a glimpse into Mitchell’s musical talents and vision." -YellowScene Magazine