To mark the release of his debut album Human, which came out last week, techno producer Max Cooper has exclusively shared a binaural mix with us, which features the new album’s lead track Woven Ancestry.
Binaural recordings create a 3D sound experience: music seems to come from multiple different directions, as if you were sitting in the room with the musicians. The effect only works if you’re listening with headphones, though. So put on a pair of cans, close your eyes, and immerse yourself in the music!
The mix, which was recorded live and also features the tracks Meadows and Gravity Well, was created using 4DSOUND, a rig consisting of 48 speakers arranged in 16 columns, which allows producers to spatially design the sounds within tracks. You can watch a video of Cooper explaining the project here.
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Hodge's piano playing is the focus of the track, to which Cooper has added subtle but increasingly intense electronic percussion, which he created from chopped-up samples of the sound of the crowd at a Manchester United football match.
This richly textured techno track is a collaboration between British electronic producer Max Cooper and software developer Nicolas Bougaïeff, who built the controllers for techno legend Richie Hawtin's 2010 live show.
Fracture is taken from their joint EP Movements, which is Cooper's twelfth release on Cologne techno label Traum Schallplaten.
Listen to more techno tracks we've featured on Dezeen Music Project here.