Max Cooper to perform at London's Electrowerkz
"Consistently proves himself to be one of the most peerlessly beautiful recording artists in modern dance music" - IDJ
"'The End of Reason' a truly sublime beatless tour de force that recalls Philip Glass, Aphex Twin's most serene moments and even Henryk Gorecki's Symphony No. 3" - Resident Advisor
With a new album on the way for a 2012 release, classically-infused minimal electronic producer Max Cooper announces a remix EP and London headline show.
The facts are easy to establish: Max Cooper has more than 50 original releases, tracks and remixes under his belt, from glitchy reinterpretations of big bands like Hot Chip and Au Revoir Simone to straight dancefloor 12"s like his breakthrough ‘Serie’ originals and remixes for names like Agoria, Dominik Eulberg, Extrawelt, Pig and Dan, Kaiserdisco and Sasha.
Next month will see the release of his EP, ‘Amalgamations’ which includes two remixes: a rework of cinematic electronic producer Hiatus’ ‘Third’ and a Get People remix, previously released as a download. There has always been a strong focus on the visual and this release will be no exception with a video commissioned and scheduled for ‘Third’ later this month. In the past, artists like Whiskas Fx and Nick Cobby have been commissioned to make videos for his music (see them here). Cooper’s fans also enthusiastically produce their own creations to accompany his work (a selection can be viewed here).
From his breakthrough trilogy of ‘Serie’ releases on Traum Schallplatten - the first released in 2009 and with each track inspired by a different scientific or mathematical concept - Cooper has built a reputation for one-off originals, killer remixes and challenging DJ and live sets.
The melancholy composer’s live sets can raise blisters in a club, but Cooper is as comfortable writing abstract electronica as he is writing dancefloor techno 12"s. He is a rationalist with an otherworldly, idealistic side; a wildly creative musician who until recently had a day job as a sober genetics researcher.
Recent performances include ones at Lightbox, Vauxhall, Alpha-Ville Festival, XOYO with Pantha Du Prince and Jon Hopkins,Picnik Electronik Festival, Montreal and Decibel Festival, Seattle. Cooper has announced another London date. He is to headline Electrowerkz with support from experimental electronic duo, Ghosting Season.
Friday 4th November - Electrowerkz, London – More info
1. Third remix (Hiatus)
2. Careless remix (Get People)