RADVENT Day 16: Eluvium’s “Talk Amongst the Trees”

For the first 24 days of December, Radio in Opposition and guests will share with you one very special album, one day at a time. We call it RADVENT.

Today’s RADVENT entry comes from Justin Snow, host of the awesome (seriously, it’s fantastic) podcast, Anti-Gravity Bunny. Dude loves drone, atmosphere, mood, and all those things that are missing in your life, so definitely get on it. In the meantime, check out his selection.

I have a lot of “favorite” artists, but Eluvium (Matthew Cooper) is higher up on the list than most. This record was the first of his that I heard. A friend in college played the opening track, “New Animals From The Air,” on his radio show one day while I was sitting in with him, and it was the most glorious thing I had ever heard. The blurred reversed loops and somber bittersweet melodies are simply overwhelming. I credit *Talk Amongst The Trees* as my official gateway to ambient music, which eventually lead to my obsession with drone and creating Anti-Gravity Bunny. “New Animals From The Air” remains one of my all time favorite songs. Cooper is able to make the most profound and beautifully textured music with such a refined pallete. His music truly resonates with me and I’d be much worse off without it.