Robert Coyne And Jaki Liebezeit I Still Have This Dream on LP
Coyne's Third Album with Longtime Collaborator & Pioneering Drummer Jaki Liebezeit of Can
British alternative-folk musician, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Robert Coyne returns with a new album, his third now with long-time collaborator (and pioneering drummer of the avant-garde Krautrock band Can) Jaki Liebezeit. The follow-up to the pair's 2013 album The Obscure Department and 2015's Golden Arc, I Still Have This Dream finds the pair in contemplative moods.
Adopting a similar approach to their work as on previous releases together, and masterfully executed, Coyne meditates on the themes of self-delusion, miscommunication, isolation, and misunderstanding, saying that some of the time it's "just me talking to myself." All the while Liebezeit's famous metronomic drumming style instills a sense of calm into this quiet storm.
I Still Have This Dream is the product of two stand-alone artists who have come to know each other's strengths by heart, and developed the ability to complement these in the most exhilaratingly quiet, and stirring, way. Coyne describes their partnership as "especially dream-like."