Modern Nature will release new album ‘No Fixed Point In Space’ on September 29th.
The project is spearheaded by Jack Cooper, who was last heard from on 2021’s magical ‘Island Of Noise’. Taking the template behind this record and expanding outwards, his new LP finds the songwriter working with bolstered ambitions.
“With this record,” Cooper explains, “I wanted the music to reflect nature: beginnings and endings, arrivals and departures, process and chance. I wanted the music and the words to feel like roots, branches, mycelium, the intricacies of a dawn chorus, neurons firing, the unknown.”
Out on September 29th via the ever-reliable Bella Union, the new record is led by ‘Murmuration’, a startling seven minute journey. A beautiful, immersive piece of music, ‘Murmuration’ feels open, accepting a flurry of new ideas.
“The way you see or hear music in your head is abstract and magic… often more beautiful than what eventually appears on tape. When you sit down with an instrument and begin translating an idea, it quickly conforms. I’ve tried to develop this music without thinking in terms of set rhythms, time signatures, folk or pop structures, syntax; the devices you associate with the music world which I come from. I wanted to make music that was abstract, free and honest, whilst still being predominantly tonal and recognizably song based. It feels like time to make something that no one has heard before.”
Tune in now.
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