Elektrolux welcomes a new exciting project from England entitled Cop Show.
Pete Stanley from Birmingham and Marcus Fry from Taunton met in a
conventional electronic rock band in 1998, Pete as lead vocalist and Marcus
as keyboard player. After working together for quite a while they started to
think about their own musical directions. At first working on a live
electro-pop project, performing with female vocalists. Then, after moving
into an altogether more atmospheric mood to suit their own personal
influences, Peters' being 70's analogue synth
sounds and Marcus, a fascination with electronic/synthetic keyboard sounds,
they came up
with a highly individual blend of warm, chilling and sometimes sinister
melodies and superb incidental vocals, now culminating in their first
project release, Cop Show - Episode One.
According to Pete Stanley the project mirrors a very personal approach of
the duo towards music making: âFor some reason, when I think of certain
kinds of images, my imagination creates an atmosphere and then a tune to
build on that atmosphere. That helps more images materialize and the music
builds up on this. I found that a lot of images that I could focus on easily
were those of late 1960's & early 70's design. For instance cars, clothes,
news, freaky buildings, films or... cop shows. The beauty of the cop shows
e.g. Starsky & Hutch, Kojak etc was that when I was a kid, I'd get these
shows regularly and an episode would be full of the images I now find I want
to work with. I seem to remember these images and atmospheres with ease. So,
a little while back, me and Marcus decided to write tunes based purely on
cop show clichés...?
Well, in our opinion âEpisode One" is a virtual soundtrack that offers much
more and some peoples imaginations will create different images when they
hear the music of Cop Show. It's an unique album that covers a wide range of
musical influences such as electronia, jazz, filmscores among others. An
amazing listening experience that will cause astir on the
international music scene!