Limited edition triple CD set: Hand-embroidered pouches housing random CD’s from Coppice’s sonic artifact archives…
Vinculum is a growing archive of sonic artifacts and the first official release by Chicago-based duo of bellows & electronics Coppice (Noé Cuéllar & Joseph Kramer). Sounds are recorded and reduced to highlight some aspects at the expense of others. Each recording is released on its own single-track CD-R with an inscribed catalog number.
Currently, the project is being made available as a unique hand-made, hand- embroidered pouch containing several different discs selected at the time the pouch is filled. The listener is encouraged to play the discs simultaneously on repeat from multiple players when possible.
The compilation features 12 tracks from some of the globe’s most talented sound-designers. It is a subtly rewarding headphone listen from start to finish; curated and ordered to purposefully induce a state of sleep. Starting off minimally, gradually gathering tone and atmosphere, the experience goes on without ever boiling over or reaching a crescendo. Parts of the album are light and restful whereas traces of it tread darker territory. All in all, the imagery that the album conjurs sits perfectly as a soundtrack to the dreams one experiences during a nights sleep.
Named after a Hitchcock-esque nightmare in which he was set upon by a pair of hard-winged, marauding cuckoos, David A Jaycock’s second album is step forward from the pastoral motifs of his debut, incorporating an expansive country-folk sound alongside the indigenous qualities and general oddness that have made his name.