Christian Cohle, an artist making waves in his hometown of Dublin, hints at the potential of complex, textured electronics, evident in the new single ‘Jungle’. Merging cinematic, ambient melodies with haunting vocals, it subtly pays homage to peers like The XX and James Blake.
Following on from his recent acclaimed singles ‘Strength’ and ‘Another Life’, ‘Jungle’ delves into Christian’s psyche, and lays bare his inner thoughts, incorporating amiability and creativity into his music-making.
“Jungle’s about me grappling with my sense of control, about fading intimacy and doomed romance. I watched a Werner Herzog documentary called Burden of Dreams, and the feverish jungle setting really inspired me. It is a metaphor that I used for what I was going through at the time. Feeling totally lost and swallowed up by a chaotic force I eventually had no other choice but to yield. I tried to make the music reflect that also. I wanted Jungle to have this sense of adventure to it, kinetic psychedelic energy, a sadness that moves along, through different time periods and places. It features a massive arpeggio section at the crescendo, produced from layered arpeggios, before fading into a beautiful ending, performed by Renaud Gabriel Pion on the bass clarinet.” – Christian Cohle
Drawing on all sorts of inspiration, from the production methods of Bon Iver, and the music of Berlin’s Moderat to the atmosphere and aesthetic of modern noir films like Blade Runner. Cohle blends electronica and other musical styles into what the press has previously dubbed as ‘ambient-pop’ or ‘atmospheric electronic’.
Filling up venues in Dublin, leading electronic Apple/Spotify playlists to performing at festivals locally and abroad, including BBC 6 Music support from Tom Ravenscroft, Cohle hopes to further extend his renown this year, releasing his second album WETLANDS due later in Spring.