12 July 2018 / Mesh
- 01. Identity
- 02. Identity (Radio Edit)
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.
It’s an attempt at pure expression of a form, which to me, demanded noise." - Max Cooper
Max Cooper will be going on tour to showcase his new album with stops at Melkweg in Amsterdam, Koko in London, Gaîté Lyrique in Paris, AB in Brussels, Funkhaus in Berlin and more.
Media for Identity
12 July 2018
Max Cooper shares 'Identity' single ahead of his upcoming album
16 July 2018
The Plus Paper interviewed Max Cooper & Thomas Vanz
20 July 2018
Max Cooper interview on BBC Radio 6 Music
23 July 2018
Max Cooper in the mix for Radio Raheem Milano
22 August 2018
Max Cooper shares new video for 'Rule 110'
11 September 2018
Max Cooper guest show on Worldwide FM
17 September 2018
Max Cooper shares 10 tracks that inspire him via DJ Mag
19 September 2018
Max Cooper featured on Talkhouse