Following a string of increasingly remarkable albums, Eluvium's Matthew Cooper set out to broaden his instrumental palette, while maintaining the uncanny emotional resonance that has become his trademark. The result was 2007's Copia, an hour-long epic that applies Eluvium's heartache-inducing ether to a symphony of strings, brass, keyboards and piano. Noticeably absent but hardly missed are the washes of guitars that color most of Eluvium's previous material. The deliberate exclusion of traditional rock instrumentation serves as sufficient proof that the instrument is not Eluvium's driving force. At best it is a catalyst, a vehicle to that netherworld in the back of your head, where your life starts to uncontrollably reevaluate itself.
Originally released on CD and digital formats only, Copia was eventually available on vinyl exclusively as part of the Life Through Bombardment Vol. 1 box set. With that set long out of print – and Copia celebrating its 10-year anniversary – Temporary Residence is finally giving this landmark album the vinyl reissue that it unquestionably deserves. Remastered for the format by Francesco Donadello at Calyx Mastering in Berlin, this deluxe 2LP set is packaged in a full-color wide-spine jacket with dual heavyweight full-color inner sleeves.