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Quimper — A Soft Day
(Bandcamp no#, 2018, DL)

by Henry Schneider, Published 2018-05-13

A Soft Day Cover art

This February Quimper released another EP of their unique electronica, A Soft Day, a set of four instrumentals spanning roughly ten minutes, each one exploring different territories and dimensions. The opening track is “Joust,” which is sequenced chimes jousting with electronic percussion resulting in a polyrhythmic mashup. This track reminds me of a 1990 Melodya release titled Chimes of Russian North by Validmir Petrovsky playing different metallic bells. The second track is “Watch It Come Down” with repeated sequences that add notes on each cycle, lending the music a Krautrock / Berlin School vibe akin to Cluster, Michael Rother, et. al. The third track, “A Soft Day,” is a composition of soft percussive sounds and processed / looped vocals and groans, which is both at the same time abstract and rhythmic. The EP closes with the appropriately named “Happy Ending.” This uplifting tune is propelled by an eerie keyboard organ patch. A Soft Day is another interesting release in the ever evolving Quimper milieu, and is available for free from their Bandcamp page.


Filed under: New releases, 2018 releases

Related artist(s): Quimper, Jodie Lowther

More info
http://quimper.bandcamp.com/album/a-soft-day

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