Out of Your Tree’, Robert Coyne’s second solo LP on Meyer Records
following 2010’s ‘Woodland Conspiracy’, is both a continuation and a
conscious departure from the three albums he recorded (also on Meyer
Records) with the great Jaki Liebezeit, legendary drummer of Can, who
passed away in January 2017.
While mystical repetition is common to ‘Out of Your Tree’ and the Liebezeit
trilogy, the new album’s rhythm is more meditative, sometimes otherworldly.
Added to the still sparse drums and acoustic guitar instrumentation are
flashes of lead guitar, keyboards and bass, often coloured with tape echo
and reverb evoking ’50s Doo-Wop and New York avant
punks Suicide – both among Coyne’s primary influences. The distinctive
drumming of longtime friend and collaborator Werner Steinhauser –
formerly the longest serving musical partner of Kevin Coyne, Robert’s father
– adds further musical and emotional continuity, as do the vocals of Robert’s
wife Wendy, the only other musician on the album.
About Robert Coyne:
Robert Coyne is the son of the late 2004 musician, painter and author Kevin
Coyne . He initially worked as a musician, among other things with his
father Kevin Coyne, with Eric Burdon , The Barracudas, The Scientists ,
Amy Rigby, Spooky Tooth , Sky Saxon and Chris Wilson of the Flamin
‘Groovies , just to name a few.