[THE DAILY SWIM] Max Cooper ft. Quentin Collins, Kathrin deBoer and Jack Stevens – “Chronology” (Free Download)
Welcome to The Daily Swim, a running series on The Sights and Sounds. As a daily swimmer, water has always served as a dichotomy to my psyche – wholly and unswervingly calming in it’s vast simplicity yet at the same time able to harness and create massive amounts of energy. Which is exactly the type of music The Daily Swim will feature – no fuss posts with tracks from great artists that serve as both calming and energizing to get you through the deep end of your day.
It’s often a violent, tumultuous event when two waves come crashing into one another. Opposing forces, consisting of the same basic elements, smashing together to form one massive entity, often greater than what the two individual waves were when they began. But the occurrence can also be a beautiful one, bringing together elements that alone, seem counter-intuitive, yet make so much sense together. So is the case with Max Cooper’s latest experiment, “Chronology”, fusing together ambient electronic elements with sultry jazz improv. The combination is both energetic and intoxicating as the vocals and trumpet play tag over ambient textures and mechanical currents, both free flowing and deliberate.
“What happens if you take 3 great jazz musicians, put them in recording studio, and throw electronic music at them?
This project was an experiment into exactly that, with my long running collaborator Kathrin deBoer on vocals, and the greatest trumpet player I’ve yet to hear – Quentin Collins, with Jack Stevens on bass for this one track from the EP too.
We made some recordings where Kathrin and Quentin played at the same time, which was really interesting – I love the way you can hear Kathrin and Quentin almost talking to each other during the track, they sort of imitate and bounce off each other as they go along. They were having a lot of fun during the recordings and I think it comes through.”
Enjoy below and head here for your free download of Max Cooper’s “Chronology”.