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Quimper — I Am an Italian Souvenir
(Bandcamp no#, 2019, DL)

by Henry Schneider, Published 2020-02-21

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The prolific Quimper has released another EP of avant electronics, I Am an Italian Souvenir. The four-track EP clocks in at 14 minutes and features what we have come to expect from Quimper. Johnny Vertigen layers on the lo-fi sequenced electronics and percussion, sometimes sounding muffled, and Jodie Lowther provides subliminal vocals on the verge of perception. The title track opens the EP, and this is the only track that I could not discern Jodie’s voice. The other three are the complete package, with the closing track, “Oubliette,” featuring what sounds like a lo-fi Mellotron, piano, and electronic loops that is quite melodic. And, as usual, Quimper continues to post their music for free downloads from Bandcamp. So hop on over and check out their free discography.


Filed under: New releases, 2019 releases

Related artist(s): Quimper, Jodie Lowther

More info
http://quimper.bandcamp.com/album/i-am-an-italian-souvenir

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