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Pianoworks

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    Pre-order of Pianoworks. You get 4 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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    releases May 31, 2019

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Includes digital pre-order of Pianoworks. You get 4 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases May 31, 2019
    item ships out on or around May 30, 2019
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Includes digital pre-order of Pianoworks. You get 4 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases May 31, 2019
    item ships out on or around May 30, 2019
    Purchasable with gift card

      $15 USD or more 

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Includes digital pre-order of Pianoworks. You get 4 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases May 31, 2019
    item ships out on or around May 30, 2019
    edition of 1000 
    Purchasable with gift card

      $15 USD or more 

     

  • Pianoworks 3xLP Iridescent Mother of Pearl Vinyl w/ Sheet Music
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

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

    Includes digital pre-order of Pianoworks. You get 4 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.

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1.
03:51
2.
Quiet Children
3.
Carrier 32
4.
Inherent Mosaic
5.
Transfiguration One
6.
Masquerade
7.
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Vacuous Plenum
9.
Transfiguration Two
10.
Paper Autumnalia
11.
Myriad Days
12.
Soliloquy & Aside
13.
Empathy For A Silhouette
14.
An Accidental Memory In The Case Of Death (Bonus Track)
15.
Genius And The Thieves (Bonus Track)
16.
Perfect Neglect In A Field Of Statues (Bonus Track)
17.
Nepenthe (Bonus Track)
18.
In A Sense (Bonus Track)
19.
The Well-Meaning Professor (Bonus Track)
20.
Prelude For Time Feelers (Bonus Track)
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22.
Hymn #1 (Bonus Track)
23.
Caroling (Bonus Track)
24.
Impromptu (For The Procession) (Bonus Track)
25.

about

For the better part of two decades now, Eluvium has developed and refined a kind of maximalist ambient music that is often as turbulent as it is transporting. The Eluvium moniker has become a vehicle for composer Matthew Cooper to expel and express his own thoughts and questions – some as big as our place in the universe, others as small as a child’s handprint – usually without uttering a word. His newest album, Pianoworks, explores the big idea of how we were, from when we were too small to know who we would become.

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.

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