Boomkat Product Review:
A math-rock dream team, Coptic Light is made up of Don Caballero’s Jon Fine, ex-Storm and Stress man Kevin Shea and Antioch Arrow’s Jeff Winterberg. I guess that gives you some indication of what to expect on the record then? Well you wouldn’t be far wrong, the name of the game here is technical, and across three lengthy tracks these guys truly show you how technical they can be. It’s no shock that their band name was taken from a Morton Feldman piece, the album could have easily come out on Tzadik, it feels as ‘free jazz’ as math rock gets; all pounding time signature changing drums and stumbling guitar riffs. If you’ve had your brain caressed by Battles or the recent Don Caballero effort ‘World Class Listening Problem’ then you’re sure to find Coptic Light and interesting diversion, but listen further and you’ll hear that these guys add a lot more to the sound than they let on. Deeper, more focussed and infinitely more technical than many of their peers have managed, Coptic Light make math-rock that sounds like it should really be jazz fusion. Totally brain melting stuff and highly recommended.