Turtle - Human
In 2014 and 2015 TURTLE released two EPs to universal critical acclaim. His magical ability to paint diverse changing landscapes within electronic music gained him comparisons with the likes of Jon Hopkins, SOHN and Thom Yorke, and champions like Lauren Laverne, Gilles Peterson, Nemone and Steve Lamacq BBC 6 Music, Huw Stephens BBC Radio 1. Now after a lengthily spell under the radar, Glaswegian based Jon Cooper emerges with debut album ‘Human’.
‘Human’ (the album’s title track) is a driving, celestial soundscape full of swelling strings and ethereal pads completed with the epic vocal stylings of Iranian / Swedish songstress Mariam The Believer, whose harmonious tones provide a beautiful and sentimental accompaniment to the proceedings.
Human is a result of Jon confronting a dark period in his Life head on. A window into the deepest corners of his mind where he has created a collage of moods, transporting you to an introspective headphone experience wrapped in a glow of positivity. “Through my music I found the way to let the light in” Cooper describes the recording process as being cathartic. Pouring his emotions into multi-layered soundscapes with cinematic builds, climatic releases and hypnotic, rhythmic beats. Organic and electronic sounds are mixed together in a colourful interplay.