12 Songs, 32 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Zach Cooper's debut album is part chamber composition and part collage, and its one-word titles spell out a meditative message—"This is for us to incite stillness in our hearts and minds"—that mirrors the music's gentle, contemplative spirit. The diverse sounds and ideas—the soft woodwinds and guitar of "Is," the analog electronics and tapped cymbals of "Incite," the kalimba and watery reverb of "And"—come from years' worth of sessions and contexts, but the aggregate makes for an enveloping blend of textures and tone colors, intimate as someone's diary.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Zach Cooper's debut album is part chamber composition and part collage, and its one-word titles spell out a meditative message—"This is for us to incite stillness in our hearts and minds"—that mirrors the music's gentle, contemplative spirit. The diverse sounds and ideas—the soft woodwinds and guitar of "Is," the analog electronics and tapped cymbals of "Incite," the kalimba and watery reverb of "And"—come from years' worth of sessions and contexts, but the aggregate makes for an enveloping blend of textures and tone colors, intimate as someone's diary.

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