Monday, August 13, 2007

(( RECOMMENDED: NEW RELEASES )) Black Dice frontman gone solo

ERIC COPELAND Hermaphrodite CD
"Eric Copeland is a prominent member of New York’s Black Dice and Terrestrial Tones. For the past two years, he has amassed and twisted a variety of music and sounds, resulting in Hermaphrodite, his first proper solo album. Hopscotching a free range of structures, sources, and styles, this album is unlike any other, crossing the wires of foreign radio, space transmissions, artificial vocal ensembles, electronic street conversations and lost pop music. But these compositions don’t highlight the sound dynamics as much as they let each song shake and unfold into a very open world, continually broadening. Like a good mix tape, Hermaphrodite flips the listener with each new song, engaging them to keep up, make the connections, and, ultimately, enjoy."

Sounding quite at home on Animal Collective's Paw Tracks label, Eric Copeland made a beautiful, shimmering & strange album that feels a bit more organic than the forthcoming Black Dice album.

Eric Copeland - "Tree Aliens" [mp3]