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|Birth name||Matthew Cooper|
|Born||Tennessee, United States|
|Genres||Ambient, piano, minimalism, experimental|
|Labels||Temporary Residence Limited, Watership Sounds|
Eluvium is the moniker of the American ambient recording artist Matthew Cooper, who currently resides in Portland, Oregon. Cooper, who was born in Tennessee and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, before relocating to the Northwest, is known for blending various genres of experimental music including electronic, minimalism and piano. His albums often feature artwork and photographs by Jeannie Paske.
Matthew Robert Cooper and Miniatures
In April 2008 it was announced that Cooper would release a "solo album" under the name Matthew Robert Cooper. Writing on the Temporary Residence message boards Cooper explained the change "this is not far from something "eluvium" would release—but since i began writing them—i felt that they were somehow disconnected from eluvium—perhaps a different personality took shape—thus, the use of a different name - this work is very dear to me."
Other projects: Window Exchange, Concert Silence, film scores, vinyl films
Cooper has also teamed up with Charles Buckingham, with whom he has worked on the ambient video project titled Window Exchange, to produce the "unedited improvised basement minidisc recordings" of Concert Silence. In the fall of 2007, Concert Silence made 09.22.07 [2-3pm], a 51-minute, six part instrumental piece.
In April 2010, Infraction Records released "09.22.07 [2-3pm]" on limited edition vinyl and compact disc, alongside a new 12" E.P./CD titled "Rain Furniture".
Cooper scored fellow Portlander Matt McCormick's feature film debut Some Days Are Better Than Others, under Temporary Residence Ltd. One of Cooper's original pieces can be heard in the trailer of the film. Another film scored by Cooper is For Thousands of Miles (2013) by Mike Ambs.
Cooper has released an Eluvium 10" vinyl named "Pedals / Petals" in January 2013, for the Vinyl Films project by film director Cameron Crowe.
- Studio albums
- Lambent Material (2003, Temporary Residence Limited)
- An Accidental Memory in the Case of Death (2004, Temporary Residence Limited)
- Talk Amongst the Trees (2005, Temporary Residence Limited)
- Copia (2007, Temporary Residence Limited)
- Similes (2010, Temporary Residence Limited)
- Static Nocturne (2010, Watership Sounds)
- Nightmare Ending (2013, Temporary Residence Limited)
- Singles, EPs and splits
- Travels in Constants Vol. 20 (2005, Temporary Residence Limited)
- When I Live by the Garden and the Sea (2006, Temporary Residence Limited)
- Jesu/Eluvium split (2007, Temporary Residence Limited)
- Leaves Eclipse the Light (2010, Temporary Residence Limited)
- The Motion Makes Me Last (2010, Temporary Residence Limited)
- Pedals b/w Petals (2013, Vinyl Films 10")
- Indecipherable Text (2007, Sensory Projects, Australia)
Australian release combines 'Lambent Material' and 'Talk Amongst the Trees' and includes three additional tracks.
Vinyl box set of full discography with Cooper's signature, poster, and artwork
- pacific UV - Pacific UV EP (2006, WARM Records) (song: "L.A.P.D. vs N.Y.P.D. (Eluvium Remix)")
- Queer as Folk Season 5 Episode 9 end credits "Genius and the Thieves"
- Skins Season 2 Episode 8 (Jal) "Genius and the Thieves"
- Various Artists - Thankful (2005, Temporary Residence Limited) (song: "Carousel")
- Various Artists - Tempset - (Re)Mix Tape (2006, Temporary Residence Limited) (Eluvium appears on four tracks of a mash-up remix CD made for Temporary Residence Limited's 10th Anniversary Festival, September 2006)
- Explosions in the Sky - All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone (2007, Temporary Residence Limited) (song: "So Long, Lonesome (Eluvium Mix)" (Matthew Cooper's mix of the album track appears on its bonus CD)
- Various Artists - Props Summer 2004 BMX Scene Report
- Various Artists - Destroy Independent Music! (2007, Temporary Residence Limited) (song: "Prelude For Time Feelers")
- Britney Spears - DVD: For the Record (2008), FremantleMedia Enterprises (song: "Taken")
- Ireland's Grand Slam Glory 2009 (song: "Radio Ballet")
- The Sight Below - Murmur EP (2009, Ghostly International) (song: "No Place For Us (Eluvium Remix)")
- Balmorhea - All Is Wild, All Is Silent: Remixes (2009, Western Vinyl) (song: "Settler (Eluvium Remix)")
- The Black Heart Procession - Blood Bunny / Black Rabbit (2010, Temporary Residence Limited (song: "Drugs (Remix by Eluvium)")
in Concert Silence
- Concert Silence - 09.22.07 [2-3pm] (2007, with Charles Buckingham, self-released on website)
forthcoming April 2010:
- 9.22.07 [2-3 p.m.] (2010, LP/CD, Infraction Records)
- Rain Furniture E.P. (2010, 12" EP/CD, Infraction Records)
as Matthew Robert Cooper
as Martin Eden
Starting 2012, Cooper began releasing electronic music under a new moniker, Martin Eden, named after the 1909 Jack London book. With this new name, Cooper presents a complete change of direction from the ambient Eluvium music.
- Lefse Records 7" (2012, Lefse Records)
Cooper has described this release as something that "may appeal to fans of early Aphex Twin stuff, or turn of the century electronic music."
- Dedicate Function (2012, Lefse Records)
- "Obsolete World". Obsolete World. Retrieved 2013-05-22.
- "Temporary Residence Message Board". Temporary Residence. April 11, 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-01.
- "kri kri kri!". Gaarden Records. Retrieved 2013-05-22.
- "Eluvium’s Cooper To Release Miniatures". liepaper.com. June 26, 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-01.
- "Online Video Art Space". Window Exchange. Retrieved 2013-05-22.
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- Official website
- Semi-official myspace page - fan-operated but with blessings and featuring updates from Matthew Cooper
- Eluvium on Temporary Residence
- Eluvium interview of Erasing Clouds
- An Interview with Eluvium's Matthew Cooper on Cokemachineglow
- An interview with Matthew Cooper of Eluvium on ATTN:Magazine
- Eluvium live concert recordings on the Live Music Archive at archive.org
- Window Exchange "ambient video project"
- Concert Silence
- Radio Ballet by Eluvium
- Eluvium on Gaarden Records
- Two and a Half Questions with Eluvium on Headphone Commute (November 2010)
- Interview with Eluvium on Headphone Commute (October, 2013)