Solace In


Max Cooper explains the motivations behind "Solace In Structure", the latest video from his audio-visual album project 'Unspoken Words'.

"I find that abstract structures can be a beautiful place to escape to. That’s why I put a lot of binaural elements in my stereo mixes, and pursue Atmos and full spatial mixes whenever I can. I want to create a surreal space that surrounds you as the listener, and takes you away from everyday experience."

‘Solace In Structure’ is the latest visual project from my album ‘Unspoken Words’ where I was trying to express feelings and ideas outside of language. This chapter uses many layers of sounds, constrained to a precise rhythmic grid. It was designed for escapism amongst dense rigid complexity. It may not be for everyone, but I had a lot of fun making it.

For the visual treatment, I chatted about the idea with Italian artist Donato Sansone, and in collaboration with Marco Holland and Silvia Gariglio, they embarked on a painstaking hand drawn mapping of geometric structures to the elements of the music. I love how the visual interpretation plays on the rigidity and precision of the musical approach, as well as the humanised notation and thought surrounding the structures. For me, it’s a perfect interpretation of the music in the visual realm."

'Unspoken Words' is available on Blu-ray in Dolby Atmos surround sound, vinyl, download and streaming platforms.

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