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Eluvium

Pianoworks

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Pianoworks is Eluvium’s first solo piano album since his sophomore album, An Accidental Memory In The Case Of Death (2004). Inspired by the quiet thoughts and solitary observations of children – and the evolution/dissolution of that ephemeral, uncorrupted wonder 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 be simple enough to inspire children and novices to play, and the concept simple enough to resonate regardless of age or experience. As any minimalist painter, poet, or architect can attest, it is oftentimes the profoundly simple art that proves to be the most time-consuming and torturous to produce. Pianoworks exemplifies this dichotomy, having been recorded, re-recorded, and re-re-recorded in the span of nearly a decade. Cooper exhausted every attempt to achieve a very specific, peculiar sound that is out of time – a sound not entirely lost in an attic, but also one not easily found in a playlist. The process to achieve this elusive sound was painstaking, but it has yielded a rare kind of music that is as uncomplicated as it is uncompromised.

In addition to the standard CD and 2xLP black vinyl formats; Pianoworks is also available in limited edition deluxe 2xCD (TRR299CD-DLX) or 3xLP Colored Vinyl (TRR299LP-C1) formats (both of which include the bonus album, Pianoworks Vol. 2, featuring new recordings of classic Eluvium piano pieces). Also available for a limited time is the Pianoworks sheet music book, a beautiful 76-page perfect bound performance guide featuring easy-to-follow transcriptions of every solo piano song ever released by Eluvium.

LIMITED EDITION COLORED VINYL: IRIDESCENT MOTHER OF PEARL (EDITION OF 1,000)

VINYL FORMAT INCLUDES MP3 DOWNLOAD COUPON INSIDE PACKAGE

TRACK LISTING
1. Recital
2. Quiet Children
3. Carrier 32
4. Inherent Mosaic
5. Transfiguration One
6. Masquerade
7. Underwater Dream
8. Vacuous Plenum
9. Transfiguration Two
10. Paper Autumnalia
11. Myriad Days
12. Soliloquy & Aside
13. Empathy For A Silhouette

BONUS ALBUM TRACK LISTING
1. An Accidental Memory In The Case Of Death
2. Genius And The Thieves
3. Perfect Neglect In A Field Of Statues
4. Nepenthe
5. In A Sense
6. The Well-Meaning Professor
7. Prelude For Time Feelers
8. Radio Ballet
9. Hymn #1
10. Caroling
11. Impromptu (For The Procession)
12. Entendre


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