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Copia

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Amreik
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Indoor Swimming at the Space Station
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Seeing You off the Edges
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Prelude for Time Feelers
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Requiem on Frankfort Ave.
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Radio Ballet
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(Intermission)
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After Nature
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Reciting the Airships
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Ostinato
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Hymn #1
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Repose in Blue
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 12   Total Length: 54:50

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beautiful

fuent

Music to listen to at all times. Or to play at your wedding like I did. Its good stuff.

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Soundtrack of your life...

GeoMac

A colleague flagged up Eluvium to me - and I'm glad he did. This particular album is quite simply great music to listen to, to work to, to walk to, to drive to, to sleep to, and just about any activity known to humankind. I think all of this suggests that it's quite simply a great album. Recommended! My only slight criticism would be Cooper's use of digital piano for the solo piano tracks (Radio Ballet, in particular). They are of such beauty that a a nicely mic'ed up great grand piano would have sounded sublime; a digital piano just doesn't do it justice...

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Frozen Orchetra from Portland, OR

kenshima

With more fleshed out orchestral composition that his earlier albums Matthew Cooper still manages to create the open-atmospheric world that makes his music soothing, sad and dreamy. Don't worry though, the elegant piano driven tracks of early albums make an appearance here as well.

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A Gifted Composer

EnoFan

I'm surprised to be the first to comment on this album. There's only a few albums that I have downloaded from Emusic, and then had to go purchase the CD too, but Eluvium (and Ulrich Schnauss) have both done it. It's hard to say it better than the Allmusic Guide quote "A magnificent set, awash in textures, atmospheres, moods, and emotion." Matthew's use of harmonics and textures is brilliant, and I look forward to many more great recordings from him.

They Say All Music Guide

Eluvium (aka Matthew Cooper) musically moves off in a dramatic new direction on Copia, his fourth album. Having already eschewed guitars, Cooper now leaves behind the heavily electronic feel of his previous set, Talk Amongst the Trees, plumping instead for an orchestral sound and majestic air that permeate this entire set. “Amreik” opens the album like the dawn, a gloriously symphonic piece lit by brass, which delicately colors the brightening sky until the sun bursts over the horizon. The next two tracks, although separate pieces, seem like continuations of the first, both filled with introspective atmospheres and stately qualities. All three are mesmerizing in effect, as moods shimmer and gently shift, and the symphonic music sweeps across the grooves and washes over the listener. The haunting piano piece “Prelude for Time Feelers” finally breaks the spell, along with its brighter companion “Radio Ballet,” a classical piece that indeed conjures up barre exercises. This pair is broken up by “Requiem on Frankfort Ave.,” a subtle and sublime work that itself is an exercise in coalescing atmospheres. After the brief experimental “(Intermission),” the gliding strings enter in force for “After Nature,” with attention now shifting back to the piano for the opening of “Reciting the Airships,” a moody, almost yearning piece filled with swelling strings and synth. On “Ostinato” they billow out in cathedral-like cadences, only to disappear into the pouring rain of “Hymn #1.” The album ends with the regal “Repose in Blue,” with a blaze of fireworks announcing the ascension of a new ruler or perhaps another glorious dawn, thus bringing the set full circle. A magnificent set, awash in textures, atmospheres, moods, and emotion. – Jo-Ann Greene

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