Release Date: 24 November 2014
Format: LP Vinyl
|Robert Coyne With Jaki Liebezeit Golden Arc Limited Vinyl LP
Peaceful suspense: Robert Coyne‘s second album with Jaki Liebezeit Golden Arc - From experimental arrangement to series maturity in only one year: Shortly after their first collaboration Robert Coyne, the singer/songwriter, guitar player and multi-instrumentalist found himself again in the recording studio with legendary drummer Jaki Liebezeit to fathom the musical and lyrical depths of a consistent reduction. The result is named The Golden Arc: a quiet and intimate, yet immensely suspenseful journey with two strong and stand-alone artists who discovered they have a common stretch of way – and a similar heartbeat.
Featured on the cover next to Robert Coyne is Jaki Liebezeit, the legendary Can drummer and percussionist, who has collaborated with the son of the British multitalent Kevin Coyne on this latest 12-track offering. Supported by Liebezeit's subtle, yet incisive drumming, the simplicity and intimacy of Coyne's lyricism, together with his mellifluous and sophisticated vocals, combine to conjure a compelling and evocative sound. A fascinating and highly successful experiment.
Jaki Liebezeit is a drummer probably best known as a founding member of Can who has been called "one of the few drummers to convincingly meld the funky and the cerebral". ,,In the mid-1960s, he was part of Manfred Schoof's quintet, who were early exponents of European Free Jazz. ,He subsequently moved towards the new possibilities being opened by psychedelic music as a member of Can. His drumming was prominent in the band's sound, particularly in his much-admired contribution to the sidelong "Halleluhwah" on Tago Mago. Liebezeit is best known for his exceptional "metronome" style of playing; other members of Can have suggested that he sounds as though he is "half man, half machine".
In 1980, he became a member of Phantomband, and has formed drum ensembles such as Drums off Chaos and Club off Chaos. Later he recorded with numerous musicians, such as Jah Wobble and Philip Jeck, with whom he produced an album for Jah Wobble's 30 Hertz Records, and has contributed drums and percussion to many albums as a guest throughout the years, such as the Depeche Mode album Ultra and Brian Eno's album Before and After Science. Recently, he has worked with Burnt Friedman on the Secret Rhythms albums and with Schiller on the Atemlos album.
1. New Arrangement
2. Golden Arc
3. The Gardener
4. Abandoned Song
5. Lullaby For Myself
6. Second Fiddle
7. A Toast To A Great Man
8. Away With The Fairies
9. Guiding Hand
10. A Short Review Of Your Life
11. Closer To You