'Trinity' / Cofi
Artwork by Edan Strachan
After years of having prowled the Melbourne groove scene as purveyors of new-wave jazz, the 6-piece gigging luminaries Cofi have released their debut single “Trinity”. What starts as a gentle discourse between the mellow bass line and soothing keys carefully evolves into an all-engulfing melodic track brimful of acid-jazz flavour and house funk. A sexy saxophone melody, completed by synth and electric guitar, swoons the piece into a romantic monologue while the back-bones of drums and percussion keep it grounded before they erupt into their bone-tingling solo dialogue. The end result is a piece boasting an undoubtable emotional affinity with the groove-bent streets of Melbourne, attributable to the dispersion of band members across the city. Be sure to catch Cofi play tonight at the Gaso for their single launch, supported by incredible soul-queen Emma Volard and jazz-infused broken-beat wizards Clap.
In anticipation of the big night ahead, have a listen to their single on Bandcamp or Soundcloud below, mixed and mastered by Moses Carr (special mention to my personal favourite groovalicious bit @5:27).