CRO$$

Livingdog & Mike Johnson

CRO$$ is the debut collaboration between Asheville, NC musicians Mike Johnson and Corey Parlamento (aka Livingdog). Each song was structured by using a different combination of acoustic and electronic instruments, field recordings, and household objects. They created fictional story lines based on photographs to dictate the direction each song would travel and then utilized elements of ambient and avant-garde music to create a sonic landscape for each image and story. CRO$$ is a collection of soundscapes that range from meditative and playful to chaotic and explosive.
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photo by Coco Villa

photo by Coco Villa

BIO

   Corey Parlamento, aka Livingdog, is a songwriter and composer living in Asheville, NC. He uses sound and lyrics to explore the subconscious and create a connection between places of the past, present, and an imagined future. He has released several albums that span the genres of singer-songwriter, experimental music, ambient music, and sound collage.

   In his latest release, Parlamento collaborated with Mike Johnson to create "CRO$$" (Constellation Tatsu Records). Each song was structured by using a different combination of acoustic and electronic instruments, field recordings, and household objects. They created fictional story lines based on photographs to dictate the direction each song would travel and then utilized elements of ambient and avant-garde music to create a sonic landscape for each image and story. Parlamento  has released two other full length albums under the name Livingdog ranging from the more sparse bedroom recordings of 2016's "Childsurvivors" to 2018's "All This Beauty" which features an ensemble.