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Some Days Are Better Than Others

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Matthew Robert Cooper

Some Days Are Better Than Others

12" LP

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$14.99

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Composed by Matthew Cooper, better known under his ambient electronic pseudonym Eluvium, the soundtrack for Some Days Are Better Than Others, director Matt McCormick's tale of urban desperation starring Carrie Brownstein (Sleater-Kinney) and James Mercer (the Shins), was built primarily on damaged and discarded instruments (better to illuminate the plight of the broken, recession-beaten protagonists). While the symphonic ambience of Cooper's work as Eluvium is present throughout, as is his gift for pure, melodic melancholy, the arrangements are less verbose. Heavy on drone and fluidity, the “broken” instrumentation is never jarring; rather, Cooper coaxes life from the myriad keyboards with equal parts determination and gentleness, resulting in a series of sepia-toned audio vignettes that feel stuck between worlds, yet manage to transcend their incidental nature.

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Composed by Matthew Cooper, better known under his ambient electronic pseudonym Eluvium, the soundtrack for Some Days Are Better Than Others, director Matt McCormick's tale of urban desperation starring Carrie Brownstein (Sleater-Kinney) and James Mercer (the Shins), was built primarily on damaged and discarded instruments (better to illuminate the plight of the broken, recession-beaten protagonists). While the symphonic ambience of Cooper's work as Eluvium is present throughout, as is his gift for pure, melodic melancholy, the arrangements are less verbose. Heavy on drone and fluidity, the “broken” instrumentation is never jarring; rather, Cooper coaxes life from the myriad keyboards with equal parts determination and gentleness, resulting in a series of sepia-toned audio vignettes that feel stuck between worlds, yet manage to transcend their incidental nature.

Additional Information

Artist Matthew Robert Cooper
Track Listing 1 Curious Moments - 1:20 ( Matthew Cooper) 2 Drifting - 3:46 ( Matthew Cooper) 3 Pursuance - 1:49 ( Matthew Cooper) 4 Into Dust - 3:50 ( Matthew Cooper) 5 Expectation - 3:02 ( Matthew Cooper) 6 What You Leave Behind - 2:07 ( Matthew Cooper) 7 Reprieve - 4:46 ( Matthew Cooper) 8 Worry and Care - :52 ( Matthew Cooper) 9 Time and Abandonment - 1:40 ( Matthew Cooper) 10 It's Never What It Seems - 1:52 ( Matthew Cooper) 11 Camille and the Ocean - 3:20 ( Matthew Cooper) 12 Some Days Are Better Than Others - 4:33 ( Matthew Cooper) 13 Katrina Outtake - 2:31 ( Matthew Cooper)

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