Matthew Cooper has produced albums of two distinct varieties. The first, ethereal and drone based; built around walls of swirling analog hum. The second, a short album of solo piano pieces written as a tribute to a departed friend. Both styles are incredibly adept at conveying saddness and lonliness in doses of staggering proportion. Matthew's new album under the guise of Eluvium is a bit of a mixture of his previous styles. The seas of noise are no where near as deep but the instrumentation hardly feels as sparse as An Accidental Memory In The Case Of Death. The new album, When I Live By The Garden And The Sea is a beautiful, introspective sonic landscape. One that could only be created by Cooper.
[MP3] Eluvium -I Will Not Forget That I Have Forgotten