COUGHY as a project has it’s beginning at the end of 2009 following a spontaneous performance at an underground location on Earth, between Vlad (synth + samplers) & Ovidiu (guitar + vox + effects). Both were yearning to free themselves of the stylistic and conceptual constraints of the dogmatic and shallow ‘indie esthetic’.
The concept of COUGHY was to be an exact opposite of clinging to one particular sound or a tedious rehearsal of prior established songs. Improvisation, spontaneity, obscure cultural influences and a complete and reciprocal trust were to be the principles of this project, and a strong live visual input provided by the visual artist Color Nurse. The result, often unpredictable even to the protagonists, associates freely drones and rhythms, noise and harmony, digital and analog, atmospheric and psychedelic, pop and experiment.
In the summer of 2012, the duo enters the studio to record a 6 hour non-stop session of improv with themes collected from their prior performances. The meticulously edited result represents the eponymous debut ep.