Kopernik


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Kopernik (2003) , 7.5/10
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Kopernik is a duo from Georgia, upright bassist Tim Delaney and computer composer Brad Lewis (both also in the Sight-Seers), that performs a more abstract and artificial version of Godspeed You Black Emperor's instrumental post-rock.

Kopernik (Eastern Developments, 2003), featuring Gabe Aldridge on French horn, Everett Young on piano, and Jason O'Donnell on guitar, is a highly seductive work that relies on the upright bass for providing haunting waves of magic, while a postmodernist technique of collage and cut-up creates disorienting musical structures: the droning ambient neoclassical free-jazz of Ondoyant et Divers and Theme for Grace, which evokes Sun Ra and Holst; the minimalistic repetition and bolero-like crescendo of Man Myth & Magic, which crosses Terry Riley with Ravel; the ornate neoclassical sonatas of Ava Peacefully and Found Photograph; the slocore swoons of Kopernistan and Faraday; the hymn-like meditation of Faraday (Goodnight); and, last but not least, the majestic "om" of The Sea and The Marsh are One.

(Translation by/ Tradotto da Lucio Pinese)

I Kopernik, duo proveniente dalla Georgia , sono composti dal bassista Tim Delaney e dal compositore elettronico Brad Lewis (entrambi gia' nei Sight-Seers), producono una versione piu' astratta e artificiale del post-rock strumentale dei Godspeed You Black Emperor.

Kopernik (Eastern Developments, 2003), con Gabe Aldridge al corno, Everett Young al piano, and Jason O'Donnell alle chitarre, e' un disco seducente che si fonda sul poderoso basso per creare momenti di ondeggiante magia, mentre una tecnica di costruzione musicale postmoderna crea strutture disorientanti: il ripetitivo neoclassico ambient free-jazz di Ondoyant et Divers e Theme for Grace, che richiama i Sun Ra e gli Holst; le ripetizioni mininalistiche e i crescendo boleriani di Man Myth & Magic, che mescolano Terry Riley con Ravel; le raffinate sonate neoclassiche Ava Peacefully e Found Photograph; i cambi di tempo di Kopernistan e Faraday; la meditativa, quasi un inno Faraday (Goodnight); e nel finale l'imponente "om" di The Sea and The Marsh are One.

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