Tim Hoover has dropped the "Co-op" nickname and released a forward-thinking collection of music which straddles the line between DJ mix and instrumental album. Drawing samples and inspiration from a handful of both well-known and obscure tracks, Hoover composed 60 minutes of original music divided into 5 movements which sit together as a cohesive piece. Samples and melodies are introduced and referenced later in the piece, as the tempo, colour and even time signature shifts from track to track. Drawing inspiration from the slow building violin melodies of groups like Godspeed You! Black Emperor, the frenetic chopped drums of Prefuse 73 and the rhythmic complexity of Rush, More Napkins is the perfect "headphone album," rewarding the listener with new surprises on each listen.
"A beautifully melancholic instrumental album. Not afraid to step out of his comfort zone, Hoover has managed to pull off a thoughtful, densely layered album that draws from a number of genres, without diluting his cohesive sonic vision." - Winnipeg Free Press (4 stars)
"Let's say that Hood Internet were to try fusing together Brian Eno, Fugazi and Prefuse 73... no matter what the result, Tim Hoover's 'More Napkins' would be a superior example." - DJ STV SLV, The Hood Internet
"Really digging this! Tim Hoover is a modern-day genius." - Aaron "Grandtheft" Medoruma, Team Canada DJs
released 13 September 2011
Written, arranged and performed by Tim Hoover on a laptop in various locations in 2010 and 2011.
Cover photo by Tyler Sneesby.
Design by Nico Wlock.
Mastered by Ryan Morey of Rye Bread Mastering (Montreal).
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