Thursday October 13th 8.30 pm $10
Altmusic is proud to present Eric Copeland as part of Altmusic's programme of exciting & innovative international musicians touring New Zealand in 2011.
Well known as a member of Providence noiseniks Black Dice and sonic travellers Terrestrial Tones (with Avey Tare from Animal Collective), Eric Copeland’s solo work has carved its own path in hypnogogic sonic navigation. Copeland collages his fuzzy pop nuggets from out-of-kilter thrift-store loops and electronic scratch ’n’ sniff - constructing a compelling sound-world that’s both catchy and exploratory.
“While both he and Black Dice employ dragnet sound collages and splattered sampling, Eric Copeland's solo material emphasizes destroyed rhythms and mechanical atmosphere. The end result is a vague and wholly fucked version of dance music.“ - Altered Zones
“Copeland is a pop idiot savant let loose in the mad scientific library of a Smile-era Brian Wilson.“ - Guardian
Currently based in New York, Black Dice have been key figures in the distinctly flavoured psychedelic audio/visual culture emanating from Providence Rhode Island since forming in 1997 - releasing their sounds via Astralwerks, Paw Tracks and DFA. With Black Dice Copeland has collaborated with Wolf Eyes and forms half of the duo Terrestrial Tones. Releasing solo works via Paw Tracks and Escho Records since 2003, Copeland’s acclaimed releases include the Hermaphodite, Alien In A Garbage Dump, Strange Days and Waco Taco Combo albums. He was recently selected by Animal Collective to perform at the All Tomorrow's Parties festival in May 2011.