Friday, March, the 27th
Via Berthollet 13 - Torino
h23.00 - €5
Inga Copeland (Uk)
Inga Copeland is the vocalist of the duo Hype Williams.
If there is an air of mystery surrounding Inga Copeland it’s probably because she’s never confined her music within any stylistic parameters, nor has she crafted herself a stable, easily-digested public image. Her so-called experimental sound, an ever-changing recording name, an unexplained rupture with her former bandmate Dean Blunt: it all adds up to a sort of anti-marketing meant to hold the listener at a distance, allowing us only a glimpse at the artist behind it all. With her debut solo record, 'Because I'm Worth It', Copeland introduces eight tracks of atmospheric loops, bouncy percussion, and occasional spoken word-like vocal bits.
Inga Copeland’s debut makes it clear that she will never be someone interested in churning out polished tracks. After all, she’s not the pop princess she may be ironically embodying here. Her strength is in taking bits and pieces — mixing machine-made grooves with her soft, imperfect vocals — that build a bigger picture, forming her own messy musical language which needs no translation to impart its power.
Last month, Inga Copeland announced her new album RELAXIN’ With Lolina. Though she debuted it live at Cafe OTO in London, there’s been no release date but it does seem increasingly likely that Copeland will drop the album in the crossover time between February and March.
ASTORIA OCÙLTA // February - May 2015 //
Abele & Caino
More to come.