by Sean Orr
Zane Coppard – Of Love
Sounding like it was recorded on a broken Tascam four-track recorder in a truck stop somewhere in Nebraska, Zane Coppard’s solo debut, Of Love, is a sprawling and breathless collection of experimental sounds and crooning.
Coppard verges on Jeff Buckley levels of emotion at times, other times dark and brooding or lucid and shimmering like a glacial tarn. To Coppard, “love in element form is water” and you certainly get that sense. The record washes over like a slow, romantic drizzle. Although mastered and mixed by Smash Boom Pow bandmate and brother Ulysses Coppard, Of Love showcases his own artistic voice with fluidity and aplomb.