"disarmingly fresh and life affirming" (Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6)
boci, a Bristol based violin looper and singer-songwriter released her debut album 'we are each other, this will set us free' to a sold-out audience at The Jam Jar in August 2022. The album has received support from Songlines (★★★★), BBC introducing and BBC 6 music. With Northern European folk, prog-folk, classical, alt-pop and jazz influences, boci’s astral dream-folk sound world is woven with layers of euphoric string textures, crystalline vocals, expansive synths and therapeutic percussive grooves. Her message is one of unity, hope and healing.
"Sensational" (Adam Crowther, BBC Upload, House Band of the week)
boci’s debut album (and first release under boci alias) ‘we are each other, this will set us free’ was recorded and produced by recording artist Tom Campbell and features some of Bristol's most accomplished and creative musicians. The album explores and honours the human experiences of loss, love, loneliness, presence and connection.
I see life as an interconnected, unified, flowing entity - every being, every form, every molecule existing in relation to everything else. Nothing and no-one is separate from this, even if they no longer exist in the form they once did. This way of looking at things has helped me through my loneliest and most hopeless times.
This album is a manifestation of my healing journey, guided by this philosophy. It's a musical translation of grief, loss, love, addiction, presence and inner transformation. Perhaps even more so, it is a celebration of life, the natural world and the gift of existence.
There's so much love in this album - I hope you feel it.
Viktor Panko died on February 17th 2020. This album is dedicated to him.
Rest in peace Viktor, your love and wisdom lives on.