Monday, 17 March 2008

Mike Cooper/Jem & Elise/SPIT @ MIUC 18th March

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Mike Cooper (U.K./Italy) @ Make It Up Club 18/3/2008

& the press said............................................................................................................

MIKE COOPER - a musician capable of being coherent and convincing when playing blues, Hawaiian or free improvised music...leaving his personal mark on everything he touches... (La Repubblica - Italy)

Showcasing squeezed, infinitesimal string plucks and pick guard scrapes at the top, his guitar playing is soon transmitted from bordering on Bailey or Roger Smith styles to referencing Ramblin Jack Elliott or Dave Van Ronk... rattling reverb and minimalist note patterns to suggest it is part of a recital taking place in a Mississippi Delta on the moon. (Ken Waxman - UnAMERICAN ACTIVITIES NEWS # 55-1 August 2005)

Much as David Sylvian, Derek Bailey and Christian Fennesz should be lauded for their work on the former's Blemish album, Cooper's audacious, unfettered performances mark an equally inspiring advance in marrying experimental sonics with song. - (Keith Moline - Wire Feb. 2005.)

Jem & Elise (www. myspace. com/eliseandjem) & SPIT supporting.

Please come along!!!!!!

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