MEDIA QUOTES - MAGIC ROCKS BY COOPER

“Magic Rocks is the debut CD of the Canadian band Cooper…this is definitely a major label sounding CD, because from start to finish we can hear high quality pure rock with a classic rock touch, yet with a modern edge as well…this is a highly recommended band.”
Gabor Kleinblosem
Strutterzine
The Netherlands

“Magic Rocks…has some rock magic within its 9 tracks…a perfect raw production…if the Magic Rocks tour hits your town…be sure to get the best ticket in the house.”
Andy Flash
Spinechained
Sweden

“Magic Rocks by Cooper is the debut album with 9 hard rocking songs with fantastic hooks, crystal clear production and excellent playing by highly talented musicians…Magic Rocks is technically excellent in both performance and production…I can appreciate the talent on display here!”
Barry Gennard
U.K.

“Some guys from Canada…it does sound great…so good…defiantly is better than most.”
Dietrich Gastrock
Home of Rock
Germany

COOPER ‘MAGIC ROCKS’ (COOPER MUSIC/TSM PROMOTIONS)

‘Magic Rocks’ is the debut CD of the Canadian band COOPER. Along with some nice artwork, this is definitely a major label sounding CD, because from start to finish we can hear high quality pure Rock with a Classic Rock touch, yet with a modern edge as well. A little bit groovy most of the time taking much of ZEPPELIN and AEROSMITH influences, but still sounding original enough to appeal to the regular rock fans out there. AIRBOURNE and THE ANSWER are similar sounding bands for sure and in the end this is a highly recommended band. More info at: www.coopermusic.ca and e-mail at: info@coopermusic.ca
(Points: 8.3 out of 10)

Canadian Rock Group Cooper Debuts CD with International Acclaim

Cooper’s debut CD. “Magic Rocks.” receives international attention just after its first week of release. With musical influences such as Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Whitesnake, & Pink Floyd, Cooper gives its fans inspired performances with nine tracks available for purchase via download or CD purchase on the label’s Website.Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) July 28, 2009 – The Toronto-based hard rock group, Cooper, is receiving international attention and praise for its recently released debut CD “Magic Rocks.” Released under the label of the group’s founder, Paul Cooper. Magic Rocks is available for download or CD purchase at www.coopermusic.ca.Within a week of its release, Cooper had interest in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and France. The group is now also in discussion with Japan and Italy.“Having people literally all over the world take notice within a week is obviously pretty exciting.” said Cooper, who in addition to founding the group, serves as drummer, pianist, songwriter and co-producer. “What flattered us the most is that we have had this much attention from the UK, knowing that most of the great rock over time has come from out of England. It is sort of a Mecca for rock historically, and for them to take notice of us is a great compliment.” Cooper added.The nine-track CD is a collection of radio friendly rock songs made with crystal clear production. “Nowadays, some music is just created on a computer and nobody plays any instruments. Magic Rocks is very organic.” noted Cooper.None of the musicians, excluding the drummer, had heard the songs prior to recording in order to capture inspired performances. Adding to the band’s dedication to creating timeless rock music is the skill and talent of everyone involved in the album. For instance, the track “Drummers Paradise” features 132 drum tracks mixed down to just over two minutes.

REVIEW BY BARRY GENNARD

‘Magic Rocks’ by Cooper is the debut album with 9 hard rocking songs with fantastic hooks, crystal clear production and excellent playing by highly talented musicians. It’s a short album, nine tracks lasting less than half an hour, and including three instrumental pieces. ‘Old Man’ is a gentle, ethereal piece featuring some good guitar harmonising and a bit of acoustic thrown in for good measure. ‘Drummer’s Paradise’ is exactly what you would expect: a chance for Paul Cooper to show off his skills, which are considerable. It leads straight into the closer ‘Time’s up’, which features a good dose of heavy bass and shredding. Anthony Ristovski’s guitars are superb throughout the entire album but the vocals just don’t really do it for me, again that’s my personal taste, and I’m not saying there’s anything wrong here. I’m just not feeling it!
‘Magic Rocks’ is technically excellent in both performance and production, but I feel that it falls down slightly by being that bit too polished, too focused on the perfection of all the overall sound and lacking a little in the passion department.If you’re a prog rock fan you should check Cooper out. Again not really my kinda thing but I can appreciate the talent on display here!Rating 8/10
By Barry Gennard

REVIEW BY DIETRICH GASTROCK

"Hi Paul,I am currently writing the review of ‘Magic rocks’ for my German Online Mag. And while I am listening to your CD I have a big fat grin on my face. Who do you think you are, ey? You can’t take half of the classic rock music scene including Queen, Kinks, Santana and God knows who and any pro rock band for a ride, and all that just like that, and with an ease I haven’t seen for a long time, and pretend you are a newcomer, and that’s that? And, by the way, write one very infectious 70-ies glam rock track (‘I Wanna Know”), and just pretend this is one normal CD.Come on, you guys must have been part of the music scene for at least 150 years, or so. This CD is – and we Germans wouldn’t normally use a term like that easily – awesome.Ok, I will tell my readers they must but this (although I don’t know how) – but I guess I will have to do a ‘brief’ interview with you (per email) – would you be ok with that?Best regardsDietrichPS: Yes, I know – “We are glad you like our CD …” – but how could I not?
Dietrich Gastrock