Some musicians know where they’re from and where they’re going, and why. Others, such as Connan Mockasin, can only work from instinct, not only disinterested in the bigger picture as unable to see it. Take Mockasin’s first album, Forever Dolphin Love, which he only wrote and recorded because his mother suggested it. Or his 2013 album Caramel, triggered because he liked the onomatopoeic quality of the word, and the music and words just followed.
It was Forever Dolphin Love that pricked the ears of Erol Alkan, who promptly signed Connan on the spot to his (then) new label, Phantasy. Erol’s 10-minute rework of the album title track became a regular hallmark of his DJ gigs and soon artists such as Radiohead, Grizzly Bear, Beach House, The Horrors, Django Django, War Paint, Kasabian have all cited Connan as an artist they most admired.
Connan released his second album ‘Caramel’ Nov 4th 2013.
‘The work of a versatile talent’ 4* Mojo