Wrack Light in Copper
Seal Pool CD & DVD
Available through the Helen Scarsdale Agency: $19.00
Jim Haynes and Loren Chasse have collaborated with Keith
Evans to create Coelacanth's fourth and most complex record.
Culled from two performances -- a five-hour recording
session during Matmos's 96 hours of performances at the
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and an audio/visual performance
with Keith Evans -- Wrack Light in Copper Ruin explores
the the symbiosis of materiality and sound, and its infinite
network of metaphors and allegories.
Like an abandoned aquarium in which an accidental and
incongruous microcosm takes hape, Coelacanth's sound illustrates
a constant evolution of decay, encroachment, and repossession
of the border space between the natural and the man-made.
With Wrack Light in Copper Ruin, Coelacanth also meditates
on the space of performance, the tactile nature of the
creation of sound, and its ephemeral, elusive and entirely
subjective character. The visuals of Keith Evans further
the exploration with their organic, nocturnal energy.
Comparatively, Wrack Light is more delicate than Coelacanth's
previous recordings, inhabiting a space where artists
such as Jonathan Coleclough, Andrew Chalk, Mirror, and
MNortham can be found, yet it maintains the mysterious,
oceanic nature its name implies.