Posted by: Dominic Umile | 02/24/2010

Published Elsewhere: Eluvium

SimilesThough they’re nearly obscured by grand melodies and motionless textures, Matthew Cooper’s vocals have finally appeared on an Eluvium recording. Cooper has used this pseudonym for years to issue his instrumental ambient music — an always affecting, venturesome wash of brass, strings, and piano as well as heavily treated guitar and synths. On Similes, the Portland, Oregon-based artist tracked his vocals for the first time, topping-off most of the album’s eight compositions with somber verses. Read the rest of my review at BLURT. Visit PopMatters to get the first two tracks from Eluvium’s new LP.

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