This week: PULCO
Pulco is lo-fi musician/poet and all round good bloke Ash Cooke. Based in sunny Wales, Pulco make enchanting, leftfield folk/pop music that beats its own path through this weird and wonderful music community we inhabit.
The music of Pulco relaxes me – as if the voice of Ash Cooke has an agreement with my brain to stop and listen every time I hear his music. It makes me think, it makes me smile, it takes me to somewhere I don’t often visit – and afterwards I feel pleased I visited. Though I couldn’t tell you why that was – or what route we took to get there and back.
Ash/Pulco is a serial music collaborator I have recently had the pleasure of working with – and I have been won over by the talent, charm and genuine warmth of the man.
Now we at FOTN ain’t going to pretend that the sounds of Pulco are going to win over every single passing punter – but if you stop and give this music a chance, we think a great many of you will find yourselves very pleasantly surprised.
Go on – get surprised!
1. What are you up to at the moment?
I’m up to about a 9.0 – 9.9 on the Richter scale (Devastating in areas several thousand kilometres across)
2. Favourite childhood memory?
Watching Scooby Doo after school – something I still do
5. What/who makes you laugh?
Good friends, my kids and the movies of Chevy Chase
6. Describe what you do?
I make music on the move! At home, in cars you name it. Pulco music is lo-fi experimentalism – observational, poignant and at times laugh out loud funny. It includes poetry, found sound, ambient noise as well as songs played nicely on my guitar
7. Whose hair would you like to have for just one day?
Robert Wyatt – Early soft Machine era – The essential cool Prog Rock image when combined a Polo neck and a pair of sunglasses
8. Best musical experience to date
Having John Peel pop into the studio to hear tracks from my album !!
9. What artist inspires you?
At the moment Ducktails & The Woods. British artist Albert Irvine and as always the written works of Brautigan & Bukowski
10. What does Fresh On The Net mean to you?
Great music and nice people
PULCO (feat. BUTCHERS PRIME CUTS) – Biro By The Sofa