Deeper

Deeper

by Copernicus
     
 
By the time he made his third album, the Polish-born New Yorker known as Copernicus had his pattern well established: Hire a bunch of musicians who have probably never played together; have them improvise for hours while he speaks, raves, and even occasionally sings something; and only let them leave the studio when they're too tired to

Overview

By the time he made his third album, the Polish-born New Yorker known as Copernicus had his pattern well established: Hire a bunch of musicians who have probably never played together; have them improvise for hours while he speaks, raves, and even occasionally sings something; and only let them leave the studio when they're too tired to play another note. Later, go through the tapes and selectively edit whatever moments of brilliance happen to have occurred and put them on the next record. While this sounds like a recipe for disaster, Copernicus hired really good musicians and he was a surprisingly good stream-of-consciousness lyricist, and as a result his albums are genuinely interesting. Deeper merges jazz, Andean and Celtic folk, and avant-garde squalls of noise into something that is often mesmerizing. Ear magazine and Rockpool both gave the album rave reviews, and the album has stood the test of time very well. It is still a bracing, challenging, and occasionally humorous listen, and nobody else has ever done anything quite like it. [Note: Celtic rock fans may be interested to note that all of the members of Black 47 play on this album, though it would be another three years before they played together as a band.]

Product Details

Release Date:
10/16/2012
Label:
Nevermore Inc
UPC:
0723616208720
catalogNumber:
2087
Rank:
207970

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Copernicus   Primary Artist,Vocals
Pierce Turner   Piano,Keyboards,Vocals
Dave Conrad   Bass
Mike Fazio   Synthesizer,Guitar
Larry Kirwan   Synthesizer,Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Starz Vander Lockett   Percussion
Jimi Zhivago   Organ,Guitar,Piano
Fred Chalenor   Bass
Fionnghuala   Vocals
Francis Xavier   Guitar
Adam Price   Acoustic Guitar
Matty Fillou   Saxophone
Steve Menasche   Synthesizer,Percussion,Marimbas
Steven Kay   Keyboards
Chill Faction   Band
Chris Katris   Guitar
Andy Leahy   Violin
Marvin Wright   Drums
Tony DeMarco   Violin
Paddy Higgins   Bodhran,Floor Tom
J.C. Rose   Vocals,Background Vocals
Tom Hamlin   Drums
Roseann Price   Vocals,Background Vocals
Don "Brownie" Pinto   Trumpet
Jeffrey Ladd   Flute,Keyboards
Hasan Bakir   Percussion
Taite Walkonen   Xylophone,Andean Flute
Tom Bowes   Bass

Technical Credits

Pierce Turner   Producer
Jim Crotty   Engineer
Copernicus   Composer,Lyricist
Joseph Smalkowski   Producer,Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Louie Lucchesi   Cover Photo
Michael Theodore   Composer,Engineer
Ron Bacciocchi   Engineer

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