RECORD OF THE DAY #2837: 'Hifalutin' by Lowly, guests past of the Sea Change festival. Hear some under the link. The young Danes return with more glacial euphoria that's an amazingly-produced blurring of people & computers.
Record of the Week is an album we just adore. Will Burns and Hannah Peel have collaborated for the amazing Rivertones label and their Chalk...
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Modern Nature - the name taken from the title of Derek Jarman’s garden diaries - is the new project from Jack Cooper, ex of Ultimate Painting/ Mazes and Will Young of Beak featuring Aaron Neveu of Woods and Sunwatchers’ Jeff Tobias on saxophone. Nature EP is their debut release on Bella Union. ‘Supernature’ is an intimately atmospheric, wildly expansive 12-minute statement of intent a world away from anything any of the members have made before. It melds the relentless rhythms of Alice Coltrane’s devotional music with the pastoral haze of Fairport Convention. As Jack Cooper explains:
“I think Will's work with Beak and Moon Gangs and then my own solo record (2017’s Sandgrown) have more in common with Modern Nature but there is a similarity to Ultimate Painting…a similar attention to space and economy, but with this it feels good to be able to do whatever we want. The initial musical ideas for Modern Nature were more like melodic themes than songs, with the intention that all the songs we made would be written around the same chords and the music from the start would all be connected and working towards a narrative and set of themes. The EP is based around a song called 'Nature’ so ‘Supernature’ is a different perspective on the EP's title track, but taken to another conclusion. It's our most recent recording and there seems to be some sense in people hearing that first. ‘Nature’ is our take on that propulsive rhythm of A Sailor's Life-era Fairport Convention but ‘Supernature’ is something else entirely. The band is so new, it's hard to say who's in and who isn't. At the moment its myself and Will Young (Beak) with Aaron Neveu on drums (Woods/Herbcraft) Rupert Gillett on cello and then Jeff Tobias on saxophone (Sunwatchers). The band started as a vehicle for a wider project that Will and I spent the year putting together so it feels very exciting to be an actual band now. Every song we record or musician we gain, another door seems to open on a route that's worth pursuing.”