It’s been a somewhat dull season for new music releases, but are a few bright spots this week — Lykke Li, Anna Calvi and LUX ETERNA RECORDS‘ own re*me*di*a*tion. Since LUX is our sister operation, we’ll be celebrating the latter in today’s installment of New Music That Doesn’t Suck. Let the shilling begin!
re*me*di*a*tion is Mark G. Cooley, a musician and multimedia professor who crafts bracing and effervescent instrumentals that sound like Fred Frith, Robert Fripp and Brian Eno snorting crushed sunflowers.
Lively, layered and inventive, re*me*di*a*tion sidesteps the dour crescendos common to so-called “post-rock” with crisp and clever six-string collages, peppered with thrumming percussion and aural accoutrements.
Available in gorgeous digipak CD with artwork based on the work of German painter Otto Dix, re*me*di*a*tion is the perfect soundtrack to your own trippy spring.
Listen to the full album here.
Cooley’s previous work has been commended for its deft recombination of John Fahey-esque guitars and electro-acoustic treatments. re*me*di*a*tion finds the composer rekindling a long-lost love for the electric guitar, delivering agile and evocative lines that dart between friskily hypnotic rhythms and immersive soundscapes. Frivolity meets focus; globalism meets generativity.
Physical release, instant download + bonus tracks available at LuxEternaRecords.com; digital version at all major online retailers.