Suzan Köcher’s Suprafon – Corona Session – WDR – Cologne, Germany – June 6, 2020
Ending the week with something enchanting from Germany. A session, recorded last year in the midst of lock-down and part of West German Radio’s Corona Sessions series from June of 2020 – a set by Suzan Köcher’s Suprafon.
A band that embraces Dreamscape, Psychedelia and German Prog, Suzan Köcher has a magical voice, weaving the entire experience together in one luxuriant sonic tapestry.
A few paragraph’s from the Bandcamp page (promoting Suprafon, their S/T second album):
“Suzan Köcher’s Suprafon are here to start the second chapter of their psychedelic journey that began with a magical debut album which was rightly praised as one of a kind. For the second record the band is now even more focussed on their true strengths. Inspired by a trip to Prague they wrote a song cycle that eventually gave name to the band itself: Suprafon. To maintain their focus on record they flew all the way to Austin, Texas to record their new album that is both – a natural evolution and a brand new start. While the energy of the band lingered around the corner on „Moon Bordeaux“ it is now in full flight on these new songs.
The band’s mystical Psychedelia is infused with beautiful melodies, biting guitars and reverberated synths. Shades of Krautrock, Psych-Folk and French Pop float through their new songs that are at once enthralling and loose. Through many live shows they have developed a unique sound fueled by Suzan´s magical voice, haunting melodies, fearless experimentation and rusty musical instruments that colour their sound in all shades of withered glory.
Suzan Köcher’s Suprafon invites you into a world that still has time for unforgettable experiences. There is so much to see and hear, so much to discover when you take your time and step out of the rush of daily life. Let them take you on a trip to the nearest far away place.
released November 8, 2019”
Needless to say, they were in the midst of promoting this new release when Covid hit and turned the entire Music industry upside down. All is not lost, however – I would urge you to head over to their bandcamp page and pick up this and their previous album and 10″ ep and show them a little love.
We need them – they’re good for the soul.
In the meantime, have a listen and fall into it.