The Green Kingdom

The Green Kingdom is Michael Cottone. Michael and I have known each other for years now, and he is, yet again, one of those Smallfish connections. Back in 2008 Mike from Smallfish gave me a copy of The Green Kingdom release for them 'Jasmine'. It was gorgeous and yet frayed, with stunning textured layers of beauteous melody. I couldn't get enough of it.

After a long while of being in touch, Michael very kindly made a re-working for the 'Slow Films In Low Light' release back in 2010. He later followed this up with the critically acclaimed 'Egress' in 2012 on our sister label, Nomadic Kids Republic.

We're currently looking at a re-issue for 'Egress' in 2014, to tie in with a possible tour in Europe / Japan, and hopefully a new album on Home Normal as well.

You can keep up-to-date with all releases and news about The Green Kingdom from his site:

He also has a Facebook page which is regularly updated as well:

Here's a little more information about The Green Kingdom:

The Green Kingdom is Michael Cottone (b.1976), a graphic designer and sound artist based in Detroit. Primarily self-taught, he started off playing guitar and progressed to a variety of instruments, eventually incorporating digital sound design and production methods.

Interested in creating compositions which blur the lines between soundscape and structure while keeping a sharp focus on melody, his skill is in using a variety of digitally manipulated acoustic and electronic sources, sampled textures, noise and field recordings. Imbued with a sense of “optimistic nostalgia”, his soundworlds encourage introspective explorations and provide an escape from our sometimes hectic lives.

You can stream, share and buy 'A Film by The Green Kingdom' from 'Slow Films In Low Light' here:

You can stream, share and buy 'Egress' from Nomadic Kids Republic here: