“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 its 2010 – 25 releases later 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.
HIPSHOT C.D. PRICES HIPSHOT PRICES- 10 Euro. 10UK. $15US. $25 AUS. etc. p.p.incl.
Cheques drawn on a British bank made out to Mike Cooper or Pay Pal to firstname.lastname@example.org
HIPBOX SPECIAL- order all 25 cd’s you pay for 20 – all packaged in a special hand-made/collaged HIPBOX – This an art object.
TROPICAL TRIO Box Set – KIRIBATI, GLOBE NOTES, RAYON HULA – A special edition of three cdrs in an individually collaged box for 50 euro post paid.
HIPSHOT GUITARS – AN COMPILATION OF 35 INTERNATIONAL 21ST CENTURY GUITARISTS- 3 CDS – 20 EURO / 20UK / 30US / 50AUS. – see the page.
MIKE COOPER. VIA VAGLIA 34 / INT. 18 / ROME 00139 / ITALY.