Max Cooper has announced the release of his next album ‘One Hundred Billion Sparks’. After spending a month in complete isolation at a remote cottage in Wales, Max Cooper presents ‘One Hundred Billion Sparks’, his third studio album, in which he interrogates notions of identity whilst profiling the complex mechanisms that make us all wonderfully unique.
Every piece of music on the album is a score to the visual story underpinning the project. Each chapter conceived in both musical and visual form from the outset, and carried forward as collaborations with visual artists. These chapters are explained in detail on an accompanying website which will be released alongside the album. On his process, Max explains:
“Nature is like art – full of structure, complexity, paradox and many other things which invoke awe, beauty, peace, confusion, frustration and feeling. That is why I involve scientific ideas in my projects; they are a rich source of aesthetic and feeling.”
As one of the leading artists exploring the intersection of music, science, art and technology, Max Cooper has sustained a reputation for providing insightful projects via sound, visuals and immersive installations. ‘One Hundred Billion Sparks’ advances that reputation, with an artistic exploration of ideas communicating the marvel of our existence.
- “Absolutely incredible, utterly enthralling…goosebumps.” – Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC 6 Music
- “The always awesome Max Cooper.” – Tom Ravenscroft, BBC 6 Music
- “Digging everything Max does.” – Charlotte de Witte, producer/DJ
- “This is some really top-end intricate and poised electronica, he’s so talented this guy” – Chris Hawkins, BBC 6Music
- Features on Resident Advisor (Japan too), Tsugi (FR), Nerdcore (DE), House Of Frankie (IT), The Playground (ZA), Electronic Groove (UK), Orb Mag(UK), Decoded Mag (UK), A Closer Listen (USA), We Are Machine (USA), XLR8R (USA), Data Transmission (UK) among others.
- Groove magazine is doing a 3 page studio feature on Max in their September or October issue too.
- Plays European radio stations, support in the UK from BBC 6Music and BBC Radio 1 and more
- Video for ‘Hope’ with over 45k views (across Youtube & Vimeo)