Pričetek: Ponedeljek, 12.06.2017, ob 20.00
Lokacija: Layerjeva hiša

Chris Cohen (ZDA)

koncert

V Kranj prihaja Chris Cohen, zasanjani ameriški psihedelični roker, ki je bogato glasbeno kariero gradil v bendih Deerhoof, The Curtains, Ariel Pink's Haunted Grafiti in White Magic.
V Sloveniji ga bomo na koncertu v Layerjevi hiši imeli priložnost slišati prvič. Na samostojnem koncertu bo predstavil svoj drugi album "As If Apart". 
 
Chris Cohen: As If Apart
 
As If Apart je dolgo pričakovano nadaljevanje Cohenovega v letu 2012 izdanega albuma Overgrown Path, ki ga lahko označimo za pravo zvočno radost, vzklito na mehko rastočem vrtu, zrahljanem od nezemljskih alter-pop deževnikov. Kar sledi, je nov grenkosladki ansambel sanjajočih kompleksnih skladb. As If Apart predstavlja značilne Cohenove melodije in ritmične pristope in jih z razsežnimi muhastimi psihedelijami spreminja v zlomljene, spreminjajoče se prostore, ki vznemirijo lagodne pop konvencije, obračajo prenasičene misli in srca. Kjer se Overgrown Path sesede vase, vznikne As If Apart. In raste.
 
Enkrat kot vodja, drugič kot spremljevalec in sodelavec; spet tretjič kot nevidni glasbenik, ki ga vendarle slišiš: udarjanje doprsnega bas-bobna, nenavadna harmonija tesno povezanega bega kitar, dezorientiran premik v času in teksturi, ki se razčleni v skladbo. Od leta 1978 se Chris Cohen srečuje z neomejenimi možnostmi zlaganja pop glasbe. Prvič že pri treh letih, ko je z otroško bobnarsko palčko začel svojo pot soničnega eksperimentiranja v številnih zasedbah in skoraj ducatom studijskih posnetkov.
 
Cohenovo skladanje je prej združevalno kot razdruževalno, v njem se sprašuje "kaj če", muzicira proti pričakovanemu in gradi nepetosti, razdira jih kot valoveče morje ob stiku s skalo ali kot vzorce, ki jih ujamemo na robovih snovnega. Chris ustvarja glasbo s potrpežljivostjo vrtnarja: na vrtu je nabral trnove sekulente, jih vzel domov in jih skrbno negoval. Te so kot modularne rastline - odrežemo en kos, ga posadimo v zemljo in mu damo čas. Ko se vrnemo, ga bomo našli, kako se cepi, lomi in sadi v preplete in oblike. Tudi sami se ob tem spremenimo, to nam ne uide.
 
Če bi rekli, da je to način, kako bi se morala pop glasba razvijati, bi bilo preveč nostalgično. Nesporazum časa, popa, zgodovine in našega mesta znotraj teh struktur - temu bi lahko rekli način, na katerega se je pop glasba razvila in kaj je postala nevezano na njo samo - če bi bila zgolj poleg.
 
Vstopnice:
 
  • predprodaja: 5 €
    Na voljo v kavarni Layerjeve hiše in z rezervacijo na rezervacije@layer.si.
    Predprodaja velja do 11. junija, v primeru, da bo koncert razprodan, bomo to sporočili.
 
  • na dan koncerta: 7 €
    Na voljo v kavarni Layerjeve hiše.
 

 
EN
 
Kranj will host Chris Cohen, a dreamy psychedelic american rocker, who builded his rich music carieer in the bands such as Deerhoof, The Curtains, Ariel Pink's Haunted Grafiti and White Magic, to name a few. 
His first appearance in Slovenia will be also his presentation of the second album "As If Apart".
 
Chris Cohen: As If Apart

As If Apart, the long-awaited sequel to Chris Cohen’s 2012 soft psych garden of unearthly alter-pop earworms and studio-sonic delights Overgrown Path, follows on its predecessor with another bittersweet ensemble of dreamy, complex songs. Pushing the idiosyncrasies of Cohen's melodic and rhythmic approach into even more fractured, shifting spaces, As if Apart unsettles lazy pop conventions, upending jaded heads and hearts with an expansive, moody psychedelia. Where Overgrown Path plunged within, As if Apart voyages out. And up.
 
Sometimes as a leader, sometimes as a sideman and collaborator; sometimes as an invisible musician but you've heard him: the chest-high bass drum thump, 
the tightly paired flight of guitars in odd harmony, the disorienting shift in time and texture that resolves itself into song. Chris Cohen has plied the inside and outside folds of pop musical possibility since at least 1978, when he first set infant drumstick to skin at the tender age of three, initiating decades of sonic experimentation across multiple bands and nearly a dozen recordings.
 
Cohen’s songwriting isn’t so much disjunctive as subjunctive, asking “what if,” playing against the expected and building suspense, breaking like waves or the patterns at the edges of things. Chris makes music with the patience of a gardener: he went out and collected a backyard’s worth of thorny succulents, took them home and cultivated them like so. They are modular plants — cut one little piece, stick it in the ground, give it time. Come back and find it branching, 
breaking and replanting itself into tangle and form. You notice yourself changed too.
 
To say that this is how pop music should have turned out would be nostalgic -- a misapprehension of time, pop, history and our place within those structures -- what we could say is that this is how pop music has turned out alongside itself -- how it has become beside itself - as if apart.
 
Tickets:
 
  • presale: 5 €
    Tickets are available in the cafe of Layer House, Tomšičeva 32, Kranj.
    You can also reserve the tickets here: rezervacije@layer.si.
 
  • regular sale: 7 €
    Tickets are available only in the cafe of Layer House, Tomšičeva 32, Kranj.