Eluvium - Nightmare Ending (2013) [Electronic]

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Eluvium - Nightmare Ending (2013) [Electronic]

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          Eluvium – Nightmare Ending


        Label.........................: Temporary Residence
        Genre.........................: Ambient
        StoreDate.....................: May–14–2013
        Source........................: CDDA
        Grabber.......................: Exact Audio Copy (Secure Mode)
        Encoding Scheme...............: Lame 3.98.4 V0 VBR Joint–Stereo
        Size..........................: 145.65MB
        Total Playing Time............: 83:40

        Release Notes:

        An ambient composer with an indie perspective, Matthew Cooper has been
        recording under the moniker Eluvium since his 2003 debut, Lambent
        Material. With seventh album Nightmare Ending, Cooper drifts into his
        tenth year with the project in grand style, presenting a double album
        and arguably his finest moment. Always meticulous and insular, Eluvium's
        tuneful drones have often garnered comparisons to Brian Eno's ambient
        work, and piano–centered compositions like the stoic "Caroling" and
        ominously atmospheric "Sleeper" certainly back up the reference point.
        Alternately, the stuttering, rolling looped strings and soft undertones
        of "Warm" bear more in common with both the slow–motion pacing of
        William Basinski and a more organic take on Belong's fuzzy ambience than
        they do Eno's often distant and academic pieces. Cooper's ability to
        infuse a very human emotional arc into his wordless sheets of sound is a
        large part of what's made his body of work so captivating. Electronic
        webs meet with patient piano moments throughout Nightmare Ending,
        sometimes casting heavy shadows of fear or pain, other times offering
        relief from that very pain. Crashing waves of distortion play largely
        into some of the pieces, with the nearly nine–minute–long "Rain Gently"
        raising the noise floor so high it becomes a peaceful din that organic
        instruments sit playful on top of rather than drown in. These
        experiments with orchestrated noise have fantastic results, putting
        Cooper in a class with soundscape artists like Tim Hecker, Emeralds, and
        many on the Type Records roster. Final track "Happiness" stands out as
        an anomaly, with detached tuba tones, deep piano, and plinky guitars
        cycling through a simple chord progression until Yo La Tengo vocalist
        Ira Kaplan comes in to sing the massive album's only vocal. The song
        feels like a definitive (if somewhat unexpected) endpoint to the truly
        epic collection of tones, turmoil, joys, and hardships spelled out over
        the course of Nightmare Ending. Much as struggle and relief become
        implied themes of the album, the closing track sits just outside the
        narrative, implying the same closure as the postlude of a novel after
        the final chapter.


                                Tracklisting


     CD #1/2
     ––––––––
     01. Don't Get Any Closer                                           9:06
     02. Warm                                                           7:10
     03. By The Rails                                                   2:15
     04. Unknown Variation                                              8:42
     05. Caroling                                                       3:53
     06. Sleeper                                                        6:16
     07. Envenom Mettle                                                 5:22

     CD #2/2
     ––––––––
     01. Chime                                                          3:25
     02. Rain Gently                                                    8:48
     03. Impromptu (For The Procession)                                 4:00
     04. Covered In Writing                                             9:18
     05. Entendre                                                       4:20
     06. Strange Arrivals                                               2:50
     07. Happiness                                                      8:15


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