Louis Cole Announces New Collab Album With The Dutch Metropole Orkest

Producer/composer/multi-instrumentalist Louis Cole has announced nothing, his new collab album with the Dutch Metropole Orkest conducted by Jules Buckley. The album arrives on August 9th via Brainfeeder.

The 17-track album is taken from Cole’s recent live performances with Orkest, fusing “breath-taking classical orchestration with dance music, pop, and jazz sensibilities.” While some tracks are reworkings of songs from his 2022 album Quality Over Opinion, most of the tracks are brand new.

“This is jazz. This is classical music. It’s got that funk. You’ll hear synths and loops. You’ll hear a band and live drumming,” a press release enthuses. “There’s a world class orchestra playing. Some pieces are ultra concise, whereas the sprawling ‘Doesn’t Matter’ surpasses the ten minute mark. To Cole, jazz has always been the one place where you can really let go of all expectations – on nothing, he is putting the music where his mouth is.”

Speaking about the project, Cole says “Sometimes, when I’m mixing my own solo stuff, I’ll feel like a song needs a little magical dust. But mixing an entire orchestra and your own rhythm section, there’s so much human energy! You don’t have to add any magic. It was there the whole time.”

Get a preview of the album with “Things Will Fall Apart Below.”

Pre-order nothing here.

Cole and Orkest will head out on a European tour this fall. See all the dates here.

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Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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