already dead tapes & records


William Bowers /
Cop Funeral


February 28, 2012

Artist Location:
Green Bay, WI (WB)
Chicago, IL (CF)

“Wisconsin’s William Bowers brings good cinematic soundscapes holding a due justice to reflecting the atmosphere of sound rather than manipulating it. A very short but sweet side to the split, capturing things needed to bring life back in music – (and incredibly recorded too!) A darkly creative set of songs with good harmonies, quick riffs, and magic placed on each track.
Chicago-based, Cop Funeral recorded four parts of a piece titled “When the Heart Overflows the Mouth Speaks,” which kind of sounds like a distorted love story taking place in a submarine descending deeper and into truer, bluer shades of color. (Think of the cast from ‘Casablanca’ on the set for ‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.’ Or the Creature from the Black Lagoon and a Dracula-version of Cpt. Jean Luc-Picard working together to build a romantic maritime roller-coaster in the Key West while dealing with heavy emotional setbacks.) This side is complete with shaky distorted harmonies, a pounding, reverberated synthesizer and great samples of things that sound like they’re from a harbor. Once again: magic on each track.”
-Ray Jackson, Already Dead Tapes 2012

Joshua Tabbia

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