For L/B014 Bulgarian musical genius and painter Cooh aka Ivan Shopov has found time in his busy schedule to cook up 4 tunes that show his amazing versatility and cunning production skills. Ranging from the trapped out influences of Duuure VIP, the remix of a legendary tune which was originally released on Position Chrome in 2008 and changed hard drum&bass forever, to the broken beats of Propast and stunningly avant-garde Sunshine Units (a current favorite of The Panacea & The L/B Family), he switches effortlessly to the neuro-funk influenced Raised in the Sky, a collaboration with C.A.2K. from Russia, who recently has had a run of strong releases himself.
The sheer talent Cooh displays with his music is extraordinary but the fact he has been a renowned Painter, working with both pencil and acrylic, makes him truly outstanding. With the help of Photographer & Illustrator Tom Hamel and L/B Recordings Owner Limewax aka Maxim Anokhin, who models on the cover, the three designed a record sleeve that shows one of Shopov's latest acrylic paintings 'Propast', a colorful and somewhat aggressive work that speaks of passion and furor, in which he got additional assistance and input by Anokhin. An ultra-limited run of 20 copies will contain a signed print of the work by the two artists, making this EP a very special and sought-after project indeed. (added: 2014-06-30 10:19:32 )