Quimper — Elapsed Songs 2018
(Bandcamp no#, 2018, DL)
by Henry Schneider, Published 2019-05-18
Hot on the heels of their last release Perdide, Quimper squeaked out Elapsed Songs 2018 the last week of the year. I find interesting the endless supply of ideas that Jodie and Johnny explore. Each release is a coherent whole, yet different from the others, while still maintaining Quimper’s mysterious and otherworldly personae. On their new release Quimper presents five new elapsed songs to close out 2018 and ring in 2019: “Pokey Noise,” a cold, impersonal, spooky instrumental perfect for a Dario Argento movie; “Awake,” a pleasant song built on lo-fi piano riffs, electronics, and swirling subliminal sounds; the profoundly titled song ”A Mammal Cannot Be a Plant,” sounding alien with Jodie’s eerie reverbed vocals; “Cud,” and I could be wrong here, but I think this is the first time Johnny has contributed vocals to one of their tracks, albeit it consists of made up words for a melodic yet abstract song; and the squelchy instrumental “The Liquid Around My Leg.” For two years now Quimper has released four albums a year and I expect the same will continue to hold true for 2019. And their generosity is amazing as they continue to give their music away for free via their Bandcamp page. So check them out.
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