The new album was recorded by Mark Roberts (Delta Sleep, The Physics House Band) at Brighton Electric. After having self-produced their previous albums on a shoestring budget, Best Understood By Children and Animals is Gordo’s first foray into a professional studio environment. This new approach has allowed the band to develop their sound in every direction to make something more expansive, intense and intricate than ever before.
The album’s title, Best Understood by Children and Animal, comes from a quote by Russian composer Igor Stravinsky and sums up Parachute For Gordo’s approach to music; delighting in play and experimentation with an emphasis on exploring dynamics beyond language and literal meaning. It is music for the senses: immediate, vital, subconscious.
The album artwork has been designed by Mari Hallo-Aho and features a painting by bassist John’s daughter Beatrice (age 1). The artwork for the accompanying singles was also created by Mari’s young nephew, Sulo (age 4) celebrating the innocent creativity of children.