Eluvium - Pianoworks - New 2019 Record 3LP Iridescenet Mother of Pearl Vinyl Limited to 1000 - Neo-Classical
Limited to 1000 copies. Includes Pianoworks Vol. 2 (new recordings of classic Eluvium piano pieces) and the Pianoworks sheet music book, a 76-page performance guide featuring transcriptions of every solo piano song released by Eluvium.
Pianoworks is Eluvium's first solo piano album since his sophomore album, An Accidental Memory In The Case OfDeath (2004). Inspired by the quiet thoughts and solitary observations of children - and the evolution/dissolution ofthat ephemeral, uncorrupted wander of simple joy - Pianoworks begins with a song about children's piano lessons,and culminates with an etude driven by the struggle to hold onto innocence and imagination as adulthood settles in.The record's dramatic simplicity in both execution and expression is with purpose: Cooper wants the music to besimple enough to inspire children and novices to play, and the concept simple enough to resonate regardless of ageor experience. As any minimalist painter, poet, or architect can attest, it is oftentimes the profoundly simple art thatproves to be the most time-consuming and torturous to produce. Pianoworks exemplifies this dichotomy, having beenrecorded, re-recorded, and re-re-recorded in the span of nearly a decade. Cooper exhausted every attempt to achievea very specific, peculiar sound that is out of time - a sound not entirely lost in an attic, but also one not easily found ina playlist. The process to achieve this elusive sound was painstaking, but it has yielded a rare kind of music that is asuncomplicated as it is uncompromised.
|C2||Soliloquy & Aside|
|C3||Empathy For A Silhouette|
|D1||Untitled Music For A Record Player|
|E1||An Accidental Memory In The Case Of Death|
|E2||Genius And The Thieves|
|E3||Perfect Neglect In A Field Of Statues|
|E5||In A Sense|
|E6||The Well-Meaning Professor|
|F1||Prelude For Time Feelers|
|F5||Impromptu (For The Procession)|