ラジオ番組のプロデューサーを務める傍ら作曲活動を行うベルリンのコンポーザーLaurie Tompkins、現在はロンドンを拠点に活動するフィラデルフィア出身の女性ピアニストEliza McCarthy、非常にユニークな楽曲を作る2者が初の共作をEntr'acteより出版！！Eliza McCarthyが演奏する流麗なピアノを様々な手法で音響合成/加工したものであり、程良く歪んだエッジの強いパターンがシュールなイメージを描き続ける面白音響作。一筋縄でない毒気の強い手法が魅力の一枚。
It started as something smooth for piano, let the notes work, less shouting. I sacked off that vow, took it up again, did desperate things to keep it all alive, and here’s the proof.
Years Went By is a thick, unruly soup of keys and computer. The ornate line I wrote for Eliza is often traced and echoed by — or tangled up with — a second electronic voice that speaks in synthetic instruments and deformed recordings. Eliza’s piano and keys need the oddest of FX to pace through the bog, and we both sing like torches when needed.
Listening now, I think it’s a dreamy album, it levitates through a thousand grubby jumps. Like a memoir, I hope it feels like distance travelled, the way we stew and scrub a life.
This is Eliza and I’s first music together. We met when I released her 2018 collaboration with Mica Levi on Slip.