Some additional Senor Coconut
information - the picture of 'Senor Coconut' shown on the album cover and generally included with all the artist bios is _not_ actually Uwe Schmidt
, just a suitably tropical
The little scamp.
Also, Atom Heart
created the entire Senor Coconut
album himself, electronically - there is, as far as i know, no live playing on it at all, and certainly not an entire band. This makes the album even more amazing, in some ways - using Kraftwerk
-style programming techniques to do naturalistic, tropical-sounding covers of Kraftwerk
Senor Coconut recently played live at the Ars Electronica Festival
, myself being present, and I was heartened to discover that, on touring, a real 8-piece band has been recruited, including two marimba
players, trumpet, trombone, percussion, and an excellent singer. Senor Coconut
) himself was manipulating dual samplers, and occasionally busted out an electronic sample-solo to complement the live experience.
At the Ars Electronica show, the band encored with their mambo
version of the most recent released Kraftwerk
song, "Expo 2000", which is not on the 2nd Senor Coconut album, and is only available on a separate single.
Incidentally, Lisa Carbon, often credited on Atom Heart
records and mentioned in the above write-up, _is_ Atom Heart
. He's truly a man of many and confusing