|Profile: Jeffrey Koepper|
Renowned for his technical abilities and restorative powers, Jeffrey Koepper is distinguished for his work in maintaining and reviving vintage electronic music equipment. Elsewhere, he (along with Kelvin Russell) was known as half of Pure Gamma, a duo that brought together the old-school ambience of the '70s with the techno/chillout culture of the '90s. In 2003, Koepper finally popped his head up from behind his vast museum's worth of gear and presented the world with a long-awaited studio album. Etherea demonstrated a mastery beyond the technical side of his craft. The music alternates between analogue bubbles and digital ice, and bright, smooth, spacious tonal landscapes. Several exceptional CDs have followed, all referencing this genre's pulsing motorlike sequencer motion and incrementally expansive growth.
By creating the music of tomorrow with the technology of yesterday, "Analogue Jeff" the gearhead transforms into Jeffrey Koepper the artist. Applying his vast technical knowledge of music making equipment towards programming evocative ethereal sounds and strong rhythmic designs, Koepper produces music of impressive depth and rare intelligence.
Jeffrey Koepper - Live on STAR'S END 01.27.08 (Photos by Jeff Towne)