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Keszler, Eli: Icons (LuckyMe)

Interlacing vibraphone, marimba, glockenspiel, metallophones, gamelan bar, piano, keyboards and organ with rhythmic percussion and fragments of voice and field recordings, New York percussionist Eli Keszler's album floats in warm melodicism and rich ambience, gliding along with a cinematic sense framed by recordings of NYC, the Odyssey Cave and other global locations.

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UPC: 5060263723387

Label: LuckyMe
Catalog ID: CD-LM-082
Squidco Product Code: 30537

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2021
Country: UK
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded in various places, including New York, in 2019 as 2020.


Eli Keszler-percussion, vibraphone, marimba, glockenspiel, metallophones, gamelan bar, piano, keyboards, organ

Nate Boyce-guitar synth

Anna Khachiyan-voice

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Artist Biographies:

"Eli Keszler is a New York based artist, composer and percussionist. Keszler's music, installations, and visual work have appeared at Lincoln Center, MIT List Center, 67 Ludlow, Victoria & Albert Museum, Sculpture Center, The Kitchen, South London Gallery, Hessel Museum, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Luma-Foundation, Centraal Museum in Utrecht, Barbican-St. Lukes, Walker Art Museum, LAX Art, and Greater New York at MoMa PS1. His work has been featured in Frieze, Bomb Magazine, The New York Times, Wire Magazine, The Washington Post, Gramophone, Modern Drummer and Modern Painters among others. He has released solo records for Empty Editions, Esp-Disk', PAN and REL records. As a composer Keszler has received commissions from the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, ICE Ensemble, Brooklyn String Orchestra and So Percussion. Keszler works and collaborates with oneohtrix point never, laurel halo, Rashad becker and david grubbs amongst many others. he is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music and was a 2016 New York Foundations for the Arts fellow."

-Eli Keszler Website (

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track listing:

1. All the Mornings in the World 6:42

2. God Over Money 3:37

3. The Accident 4:37

4. Daily Life 2:36

5. Rot Summer Smoothes 2:53

6. Dawn 5:34

7. Static Doesn't Exist 6:01

8. Late Archaic 3:45

9. Civil Sunset 4:03

10. Evenfall 6:44

11. We Sang a Dirge, and You did Not Mourn 2:27

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"LuckyMe present the new album from New York based percussionist and composer Eli Keszler Previously releasing music on Empty Editions, ESP Disk, PAN as well as Stadium on Shelter Press - Boomkat's 2018 Album Of The Year. A frequent collaborator to Oneohtrix Point Never, Laurel Halo and Rashad Becker, Keszler's work has shown at The Lincoln Centre, MoMA PS1, MIT List and The Barbican.

Keszler's latest solo venture offers up a latticework of melodic percussion, drum set, and electro-acoustic instrumentation, built upon fragments of American abstraction, ancient scales, industrial percussion, and jazz-age film noir to achieve its feeling of imperial decay. Keszler's instrumental performances are framed by panoramic recordings of New York City and the Odyssey Cave, along with other on-location audio from his global travels, defining an expansive music that takes on hyperreal forms difficult to describe outside of the loss and wonderment that defines our age."-LuckyMe

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