onsdag 2. februar 2011

Eluvium - Copia

Genres: Ambient, Modern Classical, Instrumental, Piano
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1. "Amreik" - (3:18)
2. "Indoor Swimming At The Space Station" - (10:29) 
3. "Seeing you off the Edges" - (5:03)
4  "Prelude for Time Feelers" - (5:48)
5. "Requiem On Frankfort Ave." - (2:41)
6. "Radio Ballet" - (3:12)
7. "(Intermission)" - (0:50)
8. "After Nature" - (1:51)
9. "Reciting The Airships" - (4:35)
10. "Ostinato" - (6:08)
11. "Hymn #1" - (1:32)
12. "Repose in Blue" - (9:18)

Eluvium (Matthew Cooper) has been an active artist since 2003 and has since then released an impressive 6 full length albums and 5 singles/EPs. Most of his works are primarily 100% instrumental with the exception of the album Similes (2010) which he sings himself on some of the tracks (which is also worth checking out.).

Out of all his releases the album Copia still stands out as my definite favorite, and one of my most listened to albums in the recent years. The reason for this is that it stands out from some of his other releases. While most of his works are to be considered ambient, it feels more right to call Copia a modern classical/ambient album in my opinion.  Simply a lot of the tracks feels more on the modern classical side rather than the ambient side.

What I like about Copia is that it really builds upon his earlier releases, and mashes it into a perfect combination. Releases such as "Talk Amongst Trees" is heavily ambient. While "An Accidental Memory in the Case of Death" consists of almost only the piano. Copia manages to build upon that bringing a mixture of both, which gives off a very good sound.

Copia is simply a quality release from start to end. The album is clearly best suited for relaxing moments, when you simply want to slip back into the couch and just enjoy some good music. Rainy days anyone?

4 kommentarer:

  1. I always like being introduced to new music. Thanks.

  2. I agree with Banacek. Calming, unique music.

  3. 10.5 minutes, that's pretty long. Well, not really, have seen them being 20+ minutes.
    Also, yay, more calming music. Guess I should make a playlist out of these for while I'm studying

  4. Thank you for sharing.
    Calming music is great. Especially for dreaded study time