Colpitts: Music From the Accident (Thrill Jockey, 2022)

March 18, 2022 at 7:03 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Colpitts: Music From the Accident

The artist most famously known as Kid Millions was in a car accident in early 2018, which severely injured his back and left him unable to work for several months. This album is an interpretation of the aftermath, starting out with no drums (his primary instrument) and feeling highly disconnected at first. “Bread” is a synth-led piece which flitters back and forth with no set rhythm, expressing a very “where am I?” state, waiting for everything to shift back into clear focus. “Up and Down” begins with a slow, sparse trudge of drums, which then multiply and overlap, sometimes falling in sync and sometimes lapsing behind, while modular synths bubble and hiss, with one very colorful splash adding a burst of life. Jessica Pavone guests on “Recovery”, and her microtonal viola winds around Colpitts’ scurrying free jazz drumming, while synths drone in a nearly tanpura-like fashion around them. It just feels like an astounding rebirth, breaking free, free, free, rediscovering one’s love for life all over again.

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