The UK producer's next full-length lands in November.
The new LP, which follows 2014's Human, is intended to soundtrack 11 pieces of accompanying visual art, each one exploring a different idea of "emergence." The press release calls the concept "the story of the development of the universe, the way in which very complex things like human beings were created from the immaterial by the action of simple laws."
Each track and its video counterpart focuses on "the beauty of the natural laws and processes in operation," mixing film content with data visualizations, including "waves, spatial dimensionality and the action of the physical forces on matter." (Cooper has a Ph.D in computational biology). The label says the album incorporates influences from neo-classical, techno, post-rock and IDM. It features several collaborations with vocalist Kathrin deBoer (who also appeared on Human) as well as pianist and composer Tom Hodge.
Emergence will come via Cooper's new label, Mesh. Listen to the first single, "Waves."
01. Symmetry feat. Tom Hodge
02. Seed feat. Kathrin deBoer
04. Distant Light
05. Myth feat. Tom Hodge
06. Order From Chaos
08. Impermanence feat. Kathrin deBoer
09. Trust feat. Tom Hodge & Kathrin deBoer
Mesh will release Emergence on November 25th, 2016.
Sep 23 Groove On The Grass, TBA - Dubai, Dubai Sep 30 Encore with Max Cooper, Le Petit Salon, Lyon Oct 21 Nghtdvsn ADE Special Day 1, Het Sieraad, Amsterdam Oct 22 Max Cooper, Johanna Knutsson, Mime.., Fri-Son, Switzerland Oct 28 Max Cooper, Elysée Montmartre, Paris Oct 29 Max Cooper, Brussels Kart, Belgium Nov 02 Mutek.JP 2016 Nocturne 1 + A/Visions 1, WWW X, Tokyo Nov 04 Mutek.JP 2016 Nocturne 2, WWW X, Tokyo Nov 11 Festival Les Nuit.., Hippodrome De Marcq En Baroeul, North Dec 02 Max Cooper Emergence Lo.., Islington Assembly Hall, London Jan 27 Nghtdvsn Pres. Max Cooper all Night.., Paradiso, Amsterdam Jan 28 Max Cooper (Live), Hubie Davison, Opium Rooms, Dublin