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WITH his delicious Earth EP (read our review here) just passing its six-month anniversary, the time is more than ripe for another sonic missive from Max Cooper; and the excellent news is that today he’s announced the release of a new EP, Maps, which will be out on Mesh come midsummer. He’s also shared a …

Llyr, aka Gareth Williams has just released his debut EP on Mesh, following on from Reid Willis’ in the 3D Reworks series. The series is aimed at challenging artists to express their work and expand their creative awareness through high definition immersive audio, and Gareth’s EP, particularly through headphones, is as astonishing and beautiful as …

MESH, the exploratory techno label run by the brilliant Max Cooper, has added another complex and textural talent to its roster with the signing of American soundscaper Reid Willis, who’s set to debut his first full-length release for the label this Thursday. He’s preceding that deep and hallucinatory album, Mother Of, with a single drop …

IN CASE you haven’t entered its fascinating, layered, granular, beautiful world yet, rest assured that Max Cooper’s Earth EP is one of the absolute highlights of IDM in 2020: what is, in the most reductive sense, a four-track techno 12″ is in fact an exercise in irresistible groove, synaesthesic sound sculpture, enthralling film collaborations – …

BRITISH IDM supremo Max Cooper has announced he is staging another of his immersive, enveloping audio-visual shows – this time at the legendary Camden Roundhouse. After his critically praised previous event at the capital’s Barbican last year, Yearning For The Infinite, in which he delivered “the experience of drowning in the sea of information, using …

IN FORMER times, he’s what you would call a renaissance man, a polymath, Max Cooper: active and proficient in so many fields of creativity and science; jack of all trades, oh; master of them, too. A childhood dalliance with the violin proved a false dawn; instead he pursued biology and was awarded a PhD in …

FOR me, Max Cooper has been one of those people whose tracks come on during Mary Anne Hobbs’ 6Music show in the car, and I think: “Wow, what was that?,” scrabbling to commit the name and the textual virtuosity to memory. But this time I won’t be tripped up: “Swarm” is the first track from …