Max Cooper’s ‘Emergence’ is the story of natural laws and processes, their inherent beauty, and their action to yield the universe, us and the world we live in.
Initially conceived as a soundtrack to a new series of 11 pieces of video art, each track explores a different facet of the titular concept. The work is a marriage between the cosmic awe of a Carl Sagan film and the musical wonderment of Sigur Rós; made for meditating on the mystery of our emotional connection to fundamental natural form.
The full A/V live show triumphantly premiered at Mutek festival, Japan in November, before coming home to a sold out December show in London Islington’s Assembly Hall. With performances set for all over the world, 2017 is promising to be equally as industrious.
“Grand in scope and ambitious in narrative, a meditative, hallucinatory journey” - DJ Mag
Cooper (collaborating with Tom Hodge and vocalist Kathrin deBoer on “Trust” and other tracks) puts together a rich piece of music that incorporates post-rock, Warp-y brain-dance, hi-def digital techno and shimmering neo-classical. Few musicians are as qualified as Max to tackle as profound an idea as ‘Emergence’ through electronic music.
“Aurally stunning and cinematic at every turn … techno with blood running through its veins” - Resident Advisor
Max has synthesised his skill as a producer and his deep interests in science to create a Hadron Collider-grade ambient techno world, in the lineage of The Future Sounds of London’s Lifeforms for 2016. Still fresh from it’s November 25th release, it is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful records you’ll hear all year.
Early reviews of ‘Emergence’ can be found here: