Gloomer – One More Time

Photo / Cassie Hunter

LA-based musician Gloomer (aka Elliott Kozel) has delivered a consistently high calibre of lo-fi and alternative releases since his debut earlier in the year.

Now on his fourth solo single, this accomplished producer unveils another powerful new piece of music, entitled ‘One More Time’.

Explaining the inspiration behind the song’s incredible composition and lyricism, Kozel remarks:

“This is a song about trying to help drug addicts and feeling the burden of constantly caring for another human being. I wanted to combine Connan Mockasin jazz chords with Prodigy-esque breakbeats and psyche rock fuzz guitars into a refreshing combination of sounds. I like the surprising change to the string sample and the tabla samples.  I love trying to jam two things together that don’t seem like they might fit at first and was inspired by Jai Paul’s wild unhinged sampling techniques.  The whammy bar on my Stratocaster was used to great effect on the guitar solo at the end.”

Gloomer’s debut ‘One More Time’ EP is out now, and can be found here.


New Music: Gloomer

Photo / Cassie Hunter

One of the most interesting releases of the week comes courtesy of Gloomer – a project created by established LA-based producer Elliott Kozel.

New single ‘Drumjoy’ boldly fuses elements of electronica with rock, resulting in a sound that feels high-octane, energising and refreshingly raw.

“This song was originally five or six minutes long with way more different parts and sections, which I eventually edited down quite a bit.  It’s about boredom and jealousy in a long-term relationship.”

Speaking of the accompanying visuals, Kozel says:

The music video is a collaboration between myself and animator Joon Voigt whose drawings were recently featured in ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’. We animated it by hand, making over 2000 drawings and collage pieces and photographing them one by one. We took a lot of inspiration from early 90’s cartoons like the Brothers Grunt, Beavis and Butthead, and Ren and Stimpy. During the process of creating all the images we watched a lot of Pauly Shore movies.”

To date, Kozel has collaborated alongside talents as notable as Jean Dawson and Corbin, as well as working on Yves Tumor’s forthcoming album.


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