Eluvium is the moniker of ambient recording artist Matthew Cooper, who currently resides in Portland, Oregon. Cooper, who was born in Tennessee and raised in Louisville, Kentucky before relocating to the Northwest, is known for blending various genres of experimental music including shoegaze, electronic, minimalist and piano. His albums often feature artwork and photographs by Jeannie Paske
In April 2008 it was announced that Cooper would release a "solo album" under the name Matthew Robert Cooper. Writing on the Temporary Residence message boards Cooper explained the change "this is not far from something "eluvium" would release--but since i began writing them--i felt that they where somehow disconnected from eluvium-- perhaps a different personality took shape -- thus, the use of a different name - this work is very dear to me.
Cooper has also teamed up with Charles Buckingham, with whom he has worked on the ambient video project titled Window Exchange, to produce the "unedited improvised basement minidisc recordings" of 'Concert Silence'. In the Fall of 2007, Concert Silence made 09.22.07 [2-3pm], a 51-minute, six part instrumental piece, available for free download at concertsilence.net
Australian release combines 'Lambent Material' and 'Talk Amongst the Trees' and includes three additional tracks.
appears on four tracks of a mash-up remix CD made for Temporary Residence Limited's 10th Anniversary Festival, September 2006
"So Long, Lonesome (Eluvium Mix)" (Matthew Cooper's mix of the album track appears on its bonus CD)