"Coppice, the Chicago-based duo of Joseph Kramer and Noé Cuéllar, have released a small, but beautifully formed body of work which asks deceptively simple questions of both their unique instrumentation (pumps, bellows, customized boomboxes and electromagnetics), and their compositional practice. Their new record, Big Wad Excisions, builds on their earlier experiments while tightening the focus, and introducing new, unexpected elements. It also re-launches the Quakebasket label, which has lain dormant for six years, but with its relocation to Louisville, KY, has launched into a riotous second phase. Using specific preparations with their instruments, and aiming for an impression of transparency in their music, Coppices compositions are drenched in both clarity and mystery. They are able to squeeze both full-on velocity and lilting beauty out of instruments that seem to be discarded artifacts of unconsidered eras- huffing and cracking, puffing and firing. Coppice achieves these ends using many approaches, though a common thread is a deliberate take on rhythmic gesture." (label info)
soon in stock - please pre-order | US| 2013| QUAKEBASKET | 12.90

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