viernes, 25 de abril de 2014

SPRING 14: ROBERT COYNE & JEREMY GLUCK "Evelyn / We Will Fall Hard"

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.

Having met and befriended Robert Coyne's mid-Eighties band Silver Chapter, Jeremy Gluck upon leaving London lost track of him until, happily, he joined a resurgent Barracudas for their 2005 eponymous comeback album. With the end of that endeavor another lengthy interval ensued. When, in 2011, The Barracudas relaunched once again, the bond between the two brought forth the desire to collaborate outside the band. Three Gluck-Coyne compositions resulted, with some recording done in the UK early in 2012, and completed later that year in Germany.
"We Will Fall Hard" and "Evelyn" are recent lyrics by Jeremy in musical settings created by Robert.

Castellano // Puede que no sea posible probar empíricamente que el talento sea algo genético, pero tampoco es una coincidencia que Robert Coyne, hijo de uno de los más singulares artistas británicos de su época, demuestre la misma prodigiosa originalidad que su renombrado y admirado padre Kevin.
Nacido en Inglaterra en 1969, Robert Coyne creció inmerso en música, y ya en su adolescencia tocaba en bandas no sólo como guitarrista, sino también como bajista, batería e incluso pianista. Además de grabar y girar junto a su padre, Robert ha trabajado también con Eric Burdon, The Barracudas, The Scientists, Amy Rigby, Wreckless Eric, Sky Saxon y Chris Wilson (Flamin' Groovies), entre otros muchos, y en 2006 compuso la música para el documental "The Great Happiness Space: Tale Of An Osaka Love Thief" (galardonado en el Edinburgh Film Festival). La música de Robert refleja influencias muy diversas que van desde grupos vocales de los '50 como Paragons, Chimes, Sonics o Flamingos hasta bandas de hard-rock de los '70 como Bloodrock y Blue Oyster Cult, a la vez que incluye sonidos de sintetizador analógico y tonos de guitarra tratados que recuerdan a pioneros de la música electrónica como The Silver Apples, Giorgio Moroder y Chrome.
En el año 2009, tras una invitación del sello alemán Meyer Records, Coyne comenzó a escribir nuevo material en un tono más sencillo y acústico. Todo ello dio como resultado "Woodland Conspiracy", un álbum editado en 2010, al que le siguió en 2013 "The Obscure Department", junto a Jaki Liebezeit, también en Meyer Records.
Además de haber vuelto a grabar y girar junto a los Barracudas, el trabajo más reciente de Jeremy Gluck incluye colaboraciones con Don Tyler (bajo el nombre de SoftWorld), Bronwyn Bonney de Crime and the City Solution, y la cellista de Glasgow Christine Hanson. También ha colaborado con el trío de Bristol The Carbon Manual, con los que ha registrado el ábum de spoken word ambiental “When I Am Memory” (Flicknife Records). Sus canciones han sido interpretadas por las más diversos artistas, como Lydia Lunch o Rowland S Howard. La presencia de Jeremy Gluck en el circuito underground de música electrónica ha sido constante en los últimos años. Prolífico a la hora de editar música y colaboraciones, Gluck ha trabajado con cantidad de artistas, desde los más conocidos (Mick Harvey, Eric Debris, Dub Gabriel, Lola Dutronic, Brendon Moeller) a los más desconocidos (Dave Fuglewicz), abarcando sound art y poesía, spoken word, ambient, experimental, soundscapes y electronica. Jeremy también ha trabajado con el receintemente fallecido Marty Thau, cuyo sello Red Star Records editó el LP de debut de Suicide. Su álbum de culto "I Knew Buffalo Bill" incluye a Nikki Sudden, Epic Soundtracks y Rowland S. Howard; Jeremy aparece en el excelente documental sobre Howard "Autoluminescent".
Gluck y Coyne se conocieron a mediados de los años '80 cuando Coyne militaba en el grupo Silver Chapter. Tras años en los que ambos se perdieron la pista, volvieron a juntarse en 2005 para grabar el disco homónimo de regreso de los Barracudas. Cuando en 2011 los Barracudas volvieron a la carga, Gluck y Coyne sintieron la necesidad de colaborar musicalmente al margen del grupo, lo que dio como resultado una serie de composiciones y grabaciones, realizadas en Inglaterra y Alemania entre 2012 y 2013, de entre las cuales se publican ahora en este single "We Will Fall Hard" y "Evelyn". Letras de Jeremy y músicas creadas por Robert.

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