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ANDREW COLEMAN
Demons

TRIPEL002
Tripel Records 2004
05 Tracks. 38mins15secs

Andrew Coleman’s makeshift folk was first catalogued on Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt, released in 2001 on Thrill Jockey. Far removed from the hectic beats formations of his drum’n’bass work as Animals On Wheels, name under which he has released a couple of albums for Ninja Tune, this first album published under his name portrayed Coleman in a far more contemplative light. Swapping beats for processed acoustic guitars and field recordings, he was investigating similar intimate sonic spaces to Greg Davis, carving rarefied melodies deep into delicate blankets of sounds.
Four years on, Coleman has joined the ranks of Tripel Records, a label founded by former Gwei-Lo member Dave Henson, who recently released two limited edition EPs and an album, Visceral Vendor, as Ascoltare, with sole purpose to promote his own work as well as that of two other Cambridge natives, Coleman and UM. Demons sees Coleman returning to where Everything Was Beautiful left off and pursuing his sound investigations, relentlessly exploring the most remote corners of sonic abstraction. Yet, Demons is more accessible than could be first expected. Not unlike Greg Davis, Coleman refines his compositions to the point when only the essential is left, leaving their skeleton structures for all to contemplate. Yet, his music appears at times more autistic, as if Coleman felt happiest within his own world. Over forty minutes or so, Coleman alternates between genre-bending escapades into pure abstraction and leisurely strolls into more defined musical forms, giving Demons a curiously balanced identity, and making it a truly fascinating record.
More than a simple follow up to its predecessor, Demons sees Andrew Coleman venturing deeper into his own sonic environment, unveiling new grounds on which to see his work evolve, experimenting with textures and tones and ultimately crushing rule after rule to let his work flourish fully. A must.

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TRACKLIST

Demons
Way To Go
Fight Or Flight
Downpour
Forgotten You

ANDREW COLEMAN Discography

THE SURFER'S GUIDE TO ANDREW COLEMAN
Andrew Coleman
Animals On Wheels
Everything Was Beautiful & Nothing Hurt
Tripel Records
Ninja Tune
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