Taken from the new album 'One Hundred Billion Sparks', released 20 Sept - pre-order with tour tickets at www.MaxCooper.lnk.to/Identity
For the second single from his forthcoming album 'One Hundred Billion Sparks', Max Cooper presents 'Identity'. Minuscule details spiral around immersive acoustics, driven forward by a soothing, muffled kicks and minimal percussion. By manipulating the use of volume throughout the track, Max carves out cavernous acoustics with his familiarly rich palette, this time exploring it within a distinctly angular framework.
"During my process of isolation to look inward for the basis of the album, I became increasingly aware of the constructs we live inside, the fables we tell ourselves about who we are and the systems which create us.
It’s hard to accept, but I like the idea that I am only a bunch of malleable constructs. I wanted to tell the story of our personal battle against these pressures of conformity - nationality, religion, social norms, class, peer and parental expectations, we are loaded with constraints which muffle our true personality which is always there simmering underneath, and, in this track at least, eventually bursts through with extreme effect.
One Hundred Billion Sparks tour:
13 Sep - Amsterdam, Melkweg
14 Sept - Lisbon, Nova Batida Festival at LX Factory
15 Sept - Budapest, We Are Cre8tion
20 Sep - London, Koko
22 Sep - Nantes, Scopitone Festival
25 Sep - Santander, Centro Botin
04-06 Oct - Brighton, ACCA [Aether]
06 Oct - Rome, Spring Attitude Festival, Ex Dogana
12 Oct - Yverdon-les-Bains, L'Amalgame
18 Oct - Paris, Gaîté Lyrique
03-07 Nov – Hasselt, IMPACT [Aether]
08 Nov - Brussels, AB
10 Nov - Berlin, Funkhaus
16 Nov - Dublin, Button Factory
24 Nov - Cologne, Artheater
For tickets, pre-orders and more info go to www.maxcooper.net