Modern Nature ‘Island Of Noise’ LP
Since the demise of his previous band, Ultimate Painting, Jack Cooper - under his Modern Nature guise - has never stopped looking ahead, exploring and reaching for something further. Since 2019, he’s released an EP, mini album ‘Annual’, one full length LP, one 7” and three live cassettes - in the process mapping out astonishing new terrain. ‘Island Of Noise’ presents an obvious new peak in his discography.
180g recycled vinyl in 3mm spined sleeve printed on recycled board.
“Mesmerising... A treasure trove of interesting musical ideas, as well as a source of restorative solace.” - The Guardian (****)
“On ‘Island Of Noise’ Modern Nature’s Jack Cooper folds together much of what he’s already done - illuminated pop, exploratory improvisations, post-Canterbury prog - and locates a common thread, expanding outwards with the help of free- music pioneers saxophonist Evan Parker and bassist John Edwards.” - Uncut (9/10)
“Jack Cooper captures a sense of mystery and magic on his second album as Modern Nature, using gentle folk rock as the base for a subtle evocation of peacefulness.” - The Times (****)
Catalogue number: BELLA1223V
Label: Bella Union