viernes, 25 de abril de 2014
English // It may not be possible to prove empirically that talent is genetic, but equally it is no coincidence that Robert Coyne, the son of one of the most singular British artists of his era, demonstrates the same gift for prodigious originality as his renowned, revered father Kevin.
Born in 1969 in England, Robert Coyne grew up steeped in music and musicality, and by his teens was already playing in bands as a guitarist, but also as bass player, drummer and keyboardist. In addition to recording and touring extensively with his Father, Robert has also worked with Eric Burdon, The Barracudas, The Scientists, Amy Rigby, Wreckless Eric, Sky Saxon and the Flamin’ Groovies’ Chris Wilson, among many others, and in 2006 provided the soundtrack for the Edinburgh Film Festival Award-winning documentary 'The Great Happiness Space: Tale Of An Osaka Love Thief'. Largely self-written and self-performed, his music reflects diverse influences ranging from '50's vocal groups like the Paragons, Chimes, Sonics and Flamingos to '70's hard rock bands such as Bloodrock and Blue Oyster Cult, while also including analogue synthesiser sounds and treated guitar tones reminiscent of electronic music pioneers such as The Silver Apples, Giorgio Moroder and Chrome.
In 2009, following an approach from the Cologne-based Meyer Records, Coyne began to write new material with a stripped-down, acoustic setting in mind. This quickly generated the intimate, darkly humorous set of songs that comprise the album 'Woodland Conspiracy', released in 2010; a second Meyer Records LP was completed and released in Summer 2013.
Along with a resumption of recording and touring with The Barracudas, Jeremy Gluck's recent work features collaborations with Don Tyler (as SoftWorld), Bronwyn Bonney of Crime and the CIty Solution, Glasgow-based cellist Christine Hanson. He also collaborates with Bristol-based trio The Carbon Manual, whose singular ambient spoken word album “When I Am Memory” is on Flicknife Records. He has had songs covered by several artists including Lydia Lunch and Rowland S Howard. Jeremy Gluck’s presence on the underground electronic music circuit pre-dates the century by a few years. Prolific in releasing music and profligate in collaboration, he has worked with a diverse array of international artists, from the celebrated (Mick Harvey, Eric Debris, Dub Gabriel, Lola Dutronic, Brendon Moeller) to the almost unknown (Dave Fuglewicz), encompassing, sound art and poetry, spoken word – of which he has created a large body of work - ambient, experimental, soundscapes and electronica. Jeremy also worked with the late Marty Thau, whose Red Star Records stewarded Suicide's debut LP. His legacy cult album "I Knew Buffalo Bill" features Nikki Sudden, Epic Soundtracks and Rowland S. Howard, all now passed; Jeremy appears in the celebrated documentary on Howard's life "Autoluminescent", premiered at the Melbourne Film Festival in summer 2011.