VIDEO: I Blame Coco “Self-Machine”

Posted June 15th, 2010 by eric

I Blame Coco – Self Machine

Still getting used to the extreme hard left turn away from I Blame Coco’s raw demos. The first few songs off this to-be-released major label debut remove the intimacy of her reggae-tinged pop in favor of today’s electronic flavor. I’m not yet 100% behind this new path, as I miss the juxtaposition of Coco Sumner’s raspy voice with the sparse instrumentation of her first few independent releases. The more I listen to “Self-Machine” the more it grows on me. I think it’s a good song structurally, but I can’t help but wonder how it would sound without all the electronics fussing it up in order to be “current.”

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  • 1 K // Jun 15, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    WTF?! You are so right. I’m generally all about the electronic bleeps, but the sparse instrumentation from the demos really fits her voice. This just sounds over-produced and kitsch.