Dominic Coppola/Fred Thomas: split tour tape (Life Like, 2016)August 12, 2016 at 9:17 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment
Very limited tour tape which seems to end before it begins. Dominic Coppola has graced several shows in houses and small venues here in Michigan, and his presence is always very welcome. His track here is called “Clarice”, and it’s very simple and lovely. It seems to slowly drift from one note to another, and there’s no reason for it to do anything more than what it does. The Fred Thomas side is a song called “House Show, Late December”, and by the title I was expecting a recording of a very short noise set or something, as he’s posted things like that on Soundcloud before. Instead, this is a song about a noise show at a house, and getting through a tough year. It’s a little similar lyrically to the most recent FT solo album, but the music is kind of an urgent guitar ambient cloud which slowly gets filled with more abrasive noise as the poetic lyrics keep coming. It’s incredibly powerful. Might still be a few copies left at Life Like.