Editors' pick

Eluvium

Dance/Electronic
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Editorial Review

Eluvium is the alias of Matthew Cooper and he is going to make DC9 one blissed-out place on Monday night. Cooper creates glacial soundscapes built on piano, synths, low-key strings and he's even added his voice to the mix on his latest album, "Similes." Sometimes there's a bit of a payoff at the end but just as often the songs drift away into the empty areas from which they were formed. Note to the downstairs bartender for this one: Might want to turn the jukebox volume down a bit for this show. Don't want to mess with the mellow.

--David Malitz (May 2010)