Society of Sound: Erland Cooper

The Bowers and Wilkins Society of Sound release for February is 'Solan Goose', the debut solo album by Erland Cooper.

Having grown up on the Scottish archipelago of Orkney, the project began as a gentle response to ease an anxiety and claustrophobia of working in a large city. Exploring a balance between alternative, ambient, electronic and classical music, he set out to create a sense of balance and calm for both him and the listener, while connecting identity, memory and place through music and cinematography.

“For the most part, each of the songs on the album generally started as an improvised piece,” says Erland, “recording piano alone in peace or perhaps writing over an ambient layer, created out of experimenting.”

Watch a live performance version of ‘Maalie’, a track from the album below.

Read more and download Solan Goose on Society of Sound

By Oran Mullan

Published on Thu, 22 February 18

Further reading

Society of Sound: KLARA

The March 2018 release Bowers & Wilkins Society of Sound is the new album from London-based, Swedish singer songwriter KLARA, entitled Blossom.

Society of Sound: Les Amazones d’Afrique

The January 2018 release on Bowers & Wilkins Society of Sound is the debut album by Les Amazones d'Afrique.