ABOUT

Cooperman’s music is a synthesis of acoustic fingerstyle guitar in altered tunings à la Laurel Canyon, the adventuresome spirit of psychedelic London and San Francisco, and rhythm driven blues-based rock, with a sprinkling of shoe gaze and a dash of trip hop thrown into the mix.

COOPERMAN HODGE

Cooperman Hodge is a collaboration with an old work friend from my 1990's San Francisco days, Ian “Hodge” Hodgson. While we never collaborated on music together, our shared love of music took us to many concerts, including David Crosby (in Crosby, Pevar, and Raymond's first concert with special guest Phil Less) at the now defunct Maritime Music Hall and Leftover Salmon at the Fillmore Auditorium.

Fast forward to 2020 when the world was hunkered down due to the COVID pandemic. Freshly relocated to the East coast, I was recording songs on the home computer and collaborating with friends back in California as a way to stay connected. Hearing a David Bowie song from the Aladdin Sane album on Pandora one evening reminded me of my old friend, who had always planned to return to the East Coast. After looking him up, I forwarded a song to have some parts filled in. The results were so good that we wound up recording an album together.


 

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LINER NOTES:

  1. Ghosted by the Gaslight Crew. Music by Ian Hodgson, and lyrics by Mike Cooper. Ian Hodgson: Phased guitar, rhythm guitar, bass, rhythm track programming. Mike Cooper: Vocals, e-bow guitars, riff guitar, atmospheric guitar. Mixed by Mike Cooper and Ian Hodgson.
  2. Who Do You Think You Are? Lyrics and music by Ian Hodgson. Ian Hodgson:

LINER NOTES:

  1. Ghosted by the Gaslight Crew. Music by Ian Hodgson, and lyrics by Mike Cooper. Ian Hodgson: Phased guitar, rhythm guitar, bass, rhythm track programming. Mike Cooper: Vocals, e-bow guitars, riff guitar, atmospheric guitar. Mixed by Mike Cooper and Ian Hodgson.
  2. Who Do You Think You Are? Lyrics and music by Ian Hodgson. Ian Hodgson: Vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, bass, rhythm track programming. Mike Cooper: Solo acoustic guitars. Mixed by Ian Hodgson.
  3. Insurrection Part I (Dear Mitch). Lyrics and music by Mike Cooper. Mike Cooper: Vocals, rhythm guitars. Ian Hodgson: Lead guitar, electric piano, bass, bongos, maraca, rhythm track programming. Mixed by Ian Hodgson. Insurrection Part II (Goodbye, Brian). Lyrics and music by Mike Cooper. Mike Cooper: Vocals, guitars. Ian Hodgson: Bass, keyboards, rhythm track programming. Mixed by Mike Cooper.
  4. Feeding Time (RINO’s Lament). Lyrics by The Colonel. Music by Mike Cooper. Mike Cooper: Vocals, acoustic and electric guitars. Ian Hodgson: Bass, keyboards, and synthesizer. Mixed by Mike Cooper.
  5. Ninth Anniversary. Lyrics and music by Mike Cooper. Mike Cooper: Vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, rhythm track programming. Ian Hodgson: Lead guitar, bass. Mixed by Mike Cooper.
  6. The Song Within. Lyrics and music by Mike Cooper. Mike Cooper: Vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, bass. Ian Hodgson: Lead guitar. Mixed by Ian Hodgson and Mike Cooper.
  7. Shooting Star. Lyrics and music by Mike Cooper. Mike Cooper: Vocals, acoustic and electric guitars. Ian Hodgson:lead guitar, bass. Farhat Quli: Drums. Mixed by Mike Cooper.
  8. Sadness. Lyrics and music by Ian Hodgson. Ian Hodgson: Vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards, rhythm track programming. Mike Cooper: Lead guitar. Mixed by Ian Hodgson.

All songs engineered by Mike Cooper and Ian Hodgson. All songs mastered by Sean Fenton. Artwork by Mahmoud Maher.

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LINER NOTES:

Lyrics and music by Mike Cooper. Mike Cooper: Vocals, guitars, and rhythm track programming. Ian Hodgson: Bass, keyboards, rhythm guitar. Mixed by Mike Cooper. Engineered by Mike Cooper and Ian Hodgson. Artwork by Umbertino. Mastered by The SoundLAB.