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Max Cooper on January 07, 2014 01:50

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    So, it's my next album single, and this time it's a bit crunching. There is a reason for this abomination lacking softness or melody though - the album is called "Human", and it's my attempt to translate some common themes about the human condition, into musical form. And of course not everything about being human is beautiful or pleasant - we experience all sorts of things, and this one is about the impacts of life, in the form of pounding mechanical collisions. It's a club track really, and if you've seen me in recent months you've probably had your face smashed by it a little - sorry about that!

    Big thanks to Pitchfork for featuring this along with the amazing acid-style excursion from Gabe Gurnsey of Factor out for the Perc mix coming very soon, which takes the track to whole new labels of abrasion.

    Here is the press spiel in case more info and fafferage is needed -

    An album that sets out to examine sonic extremes, Max Cooper's debut Human juxtaposes a whole range of electronic styles: lush orchestration fighting savage distortion, and clinical digital sound anchored by warm analogue grooves. And nowhere is that restless curiosity to experiment as apparent as the contrast of the first and second singles - first, the delicate and downtempo Adrift, versus this second release, Impacts, the roughest, toughest sampler workout Cooper has produced.
    On the album, they're sequenced in a focused line to be the centre of the album's first act and then its midpoint, before the album's more experimental final act. But as a single on its own? Impacts is a stop-start stomper that has had festival crowds asking WTF!?!? for months now, and the album's only purely dancefloor moment - as far from voguish k-house sounds as it is.

    But despite the harsh uncompromising sonic contrast - and this is a track that grunts into focus like a sledgehammer picking a fight with a gang of hi-hats - Impacts is, to Cooper's mind, actually something very optimistic. It's the sound of a person beaten again and again by life, but each time bouncing back and wanting more.

    For the remixes, Cooper has gone for two artists with their own take on high-contrast sonics. Gabe Gurnsey of Factory Floor has folded his band's hypnotic acid tweaking into the original's rasping beats, and Perc has gone balls out with an take-it-or-leave it experimental sub-lead mix for the serious heads and big systems.


    24 timed comments and 26 regular comments

    • Aykay the Dreamer
    • Guido Didais
      Guido Didais at 3.09 on February 07, 2014 10:11

      Such a punchy kick <3

    • Guido Didais
      Guido Didais at 1.33 on February 07, 2014 10:10

      This track destroyed me at NGHTDVSN last year. Absolutely godsmacked by it. Such a crazy tension and drive, especially in de midst of a set.

    • bEEp
      bEEp at 0.51 on February 07, 2014 04:22

      I recall this from Rainbow Serpent

    • SamePaul
    • Assmann und Schrott
    • sergey-timaev
      sergey-timaev at 5.32 on February 03, 2014 14:55

      @sergey-timaev: ....and one more Max-I respect you -and you know what? because you're not afraid to experiment and you unthinking about what people say -keep it up and stay in the rhythm MAX! good luck

    • sergey-timaev
    • sergey-timaev
      sergey-timaev at 2.56 on February 03, 2014 14:46

      @Thomas Wellke: you serious? u think it's like Aphex twin?? .......mmmmmm don't tell anymore things ilk that and go kill yourself pls

    • sergey-timaev
    • sergey-timaev
      sergey-timaev at 5.32 on February 03, 2014 14:42

      i like your music Max -but it's boring for me

    • Mariem Boudidah
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    • Gabi23
    • StabiloBang
      StabiloBang at 2.20 on January 30, 2014 10:21

      First song name??? Please

    • mari45
      mari45 at 2.58 on January 30, 2014 10:21

      Name of remix pleaseeeeeee !! :))

    • ItsHotinBeirut
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    • oliver james MIAMI
      oliver james MIAMI at 4.06 on January 29, 2014 05:12

      The epitome of experimental --

    • djoverdose
    • mrtrancis
      mrtrancis at 3.04 on January 27, 2014 23:07

      if you're not listening to it with a sub, then you probably won't enjoy it as much

    • Lucius LoKovich
      Lucius LoKovich at 2.39 on January 27, 2014 22:34

      oh my god! this is really lunatic

    • The Lowpeak
      The Lowpeak at 3.14 on January 27, 2014 17:44

      Raw drums, very nice! It knocks you down.

    • Popurm
      Popurm at 3.36 on January 26, 2014 02:51

      why havent I found you earlier! masterpeice

    • swifterik
      swifterik at 2.13 on January 23, 2014 22:43

      pretty disappointed actually...

    • DisembodiedMind
    • MAKA*
      MAKA* at 1.05 on January 23, 2014 11:57

      How you make those fine raw drums? What is the proces?

    • MAKA*
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