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Eluvium - Pianoworks (3xLP - Limited Iridescent Mother of Pearl Vinyl + Bonus Tracks)

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Limited to 1000. 3xLP set includes the bonus album, Pianoworks Vol. 2, featuring new recordings of every Eluvium solo piano work ever released. All 3 records are pressed onto a unique, custom-mixed Iridescent Mother of Pearl colored vinyl.

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.

Recital

Quiet Children

Carrier 32

Inherent Mosaic

Transfiguration One

Masquerade

Underwater Dream

Vacuous Plenum

Transfiguration Two

Paper Autumnalia

Myriad Days

Soliloquy & Aside

Empathy For A Silhouette

An Accidental Memory In The Case Of Death

Genius And The Thieves

Perfect Neglect In A Field Of Statues

Nepenthe

In A Sense

The Well-Meaning Professor

Prelude For Time Feelers

Radio Ballet

Hymn #1

Caroling

Impromptu (For The Procession)

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