Released in 1994, Umoja brings together a union of musical styles from around the world and layered vocals, culminating in a sound that is distinctly D'Cuckoo.
D'CuCKOO's first recording, *D'CUCKOO*, was released in 1992 by Aisle of Women/D'Kayla Records. The *D'CuCKOO* CD is an eclectic blend of D'CuCKOO's neo-classical, post-industrial, cyber-tribal world funk. It includes a cover of Brian Eno's "No One Receiving."
Candice Pacheco, co-founder of D'Cuckoo, has released a solo CD, *THE VORTEX*: the original soundtrack for HyperBole Studio's CD-ROM interactive movie, "The Vortex; Quantum Gate II." The soundtrack is a mix of African, Middle Eastern and techno rhythms, vocal chants, ambient backgrounds and exotic percussion celebrating the hippest music in the local galaxy.
...all these recordings can be ordered by mail--thus bypassing the corporate machine and supporting the artists directly--by sending check or money order to:
6114 LaSalle Avenue #414
Oakland, CA 94611
CDs are $16 each and cassettes are $10 each. Please include $2.00 for shipping and handling and CA tax (8.25%) for California residents.
Black D'CuCKOO t-shirts with the vivid dancing D'CuCKOO logo are also available for $13 each in S, M, L, XL. Signed posters are available for $10.00. If you'd like to keep in touch with D'CuCKOO electronically, please drop a line to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
"It's the groove of the future. It's all electronic, but they're real players; these women really know what they're doing. This is not just a bunch of dumb computer heads -- this is a real, live, feeling, fire-breathing band." - Mickey Hart, KPFA-FM interview, Feb. 1992
"These women are geniuses!" - Richard Hart, KRON-TV (NBC) News, March 1992
"D'CuCKOO's method of music-making is among the most original and wide-ranging anywhere in the world." - Jonathan E, BAM Magazine, May 1992
"The music is hot and engaging." - Michael Rogers, Newsweek, November 1990
"Future anthropologists must consider how D'CuCKOO embodies our dreams...Part of the charm of seeing D'CuCKOO perform is just watching them. The women have a sensuous stage presence. All highly adept multi-instrumentalists, they dance among their unique instruments, trading off in an elaborate choreography. D'CuCKOO's songwriting has strength to equal their electronic expertise and musical performance chops...D'CuCKOO is a must-see band." - Ed Tywoniak, Mondo 2000 Magazine,1991