“Mike Cooper is one of those musicians in danger of falling through the gaps in musical histories. A multifaceted guitarist who patently recognises no need to respect limits or boundaries, he has made idiosyncratic inroads into folk, blues, jazz, Greek music, HipHop, Hawaiian music, free improvisation…As the list goes on, the categories lose meaning. But his music sets the record straight….and Hipshot, his limited edition c.d.-r. label allows him to steer his own course without concessions.” ( Wire-2003)
Founded in 1999 – recorded and mastered in my studio ‘The Steelworks’, in Rome, a signed and numbered limited edition series of c.d.rs. Produced one at a time, in realtime – hand-packaged with great covers and available only from me via post, or at concerts.
HIPSHOT 10th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATORY SPECIAL
Dear friends…The world celebrated the 1969 Moon landing – ‘a giant step for mankind..etc” – that same year I released my first record on a major label – ‘Oh Really!?’ on Pye records – a giant step for me. 30 years later in 1999 I started HIPSHOT my cdr label. Now we are offering the complete catalogue as mp3 files on an 4 Gigabyte memory stick – plus photo’s. sleeve notes and other ephemera – housed in a genuine Italian ‘Cafe Borghetti’ container – now emptied of its alcoholic coffee liqueur (unless you prefer it full of course? only joking!!) The container is a screw top plastic 7.7 centimetre tall round object and very cool and it comes free with the memory stick. It contains the complete HIPSHOT catalogue – 199 tracks from 24 cds (see my web site for the list, details and reviews) and we are charging 150 euro in europe; 200 dollars US, and 200 dollars Australian and New Zealand.
These are no longer available as cdr but over at Bandcamp Mike Cooper you can still find some of them and new editions.