COOPER, MIKE - LIGHT ON A WALL (BLACK)

COOPER, MIKE - LIGHT ON A WALL (BLACK)

LP (12"/10" Album)

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Label: BACKWARDS

Release date: 01/05/2015

Barcode: 2090504161435

Catalog no.: BW0000014

Item ID: 416143

Edition of 300 copies on black vinyl. Recorded live on Radio Lebanon in Beirut. Cooper plays electric lap steel and sings several of his 'Spirit Songs' - a body of vocal works that he has been presenting live over the past few years. These 'songs' are constructed by cutting up (William Burroughs /Brion Gysin/Tom Phillips style) 'Gravity's Rainbow' and 'V', two novels by Thomas Pynchon. No chords, melodies or harmonic patterns for each song are planned prior to them being performed. Both accompaniment and the songs melody are improvised during each performance rendering each performance unique. There are other recorded versions of these pieces which, by the very nature of this approach to presentation, are completely different. This time the music showcases a more dense and "heavy metal'ish" sound than is usually associated with Cooper's music. All the songs and improvisations are original, apart from the last track 'Masters At War', a version of an anti-war song from the '60s, written by a master of the genre but here presented as a thundering call to throw light on a wall...

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