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Intensidades Tropicales

by mike cooper

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Some new music with new apps. Calming voyages referencing Oceanic moments and tropical interludes. Digital daydreams with occasional peripheral lap-steel incursions. Dedicated to our aquatic, avian and insect friends.
These pieces reflect a change in my pace of lifestyle after moving from Rome, a place I lived for 30 plus years, to Valencia in Spain, a much more liveable city and within walking distance to the sea.

They are also the result of scaling back my equipment due to the fact that airlines seem to have become musician unfriendly lately, breaking or losing instruments and equipment.

Tau Moe, one of my favourite Hawaiian guitarists, wrote "The rhythm of the island, is in the rolling sea ..."


released June 29, 2022

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mike cooper Roma, Italy

Mike Cooper has traced a path completely his own for the past 50 years as an international musical explorer, lap steel guitarist, singer, improviser and composer, performing and recording, solo and in a number of inspired groupings and a variety of genres. stretching the possibilities of the guitar with an eclectic mix of the many styles he has practiced over the years. ... more

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