ABOVE: MATTHEW PAPICH, AKA CO LA
Baltimore-based producer Matthew Papich’s Co La project combines heady beats and disparate samples for lushly envisioned soundscapes. His new album, Moody Coup, is his most ambitious effort yet, ranging from near-Muzak detours to dub-leaning experiments. In keeping with his off-kilter musical sensibilities, Co La’s new video for “Make It Slay”—directed by photographer and visual artist Andrew Strasser—is an alchemical blend of visuals featuring transmutable liquids, natural imagery, and a metaphysically improbable wineglass. (The glass turns out to be an apt symbol for Co La’s luxuriant production). The track itself, which includes vocals from Angel Deradoorian (formerly of Dirty Projectors) and jazz-infused sax, is both oddly familiar and slickly alien.
MOODY COUP IS OUT NOW VIA SOFTWARE. FOR MORE ON THE ARTIST, VISIT SOFTWARE’S WEBSITE.