Modern Nature Debut “Performance” Visuals

Following rave reviews for the deluxe double vinyl box set of their new LP Island Of Noise, released last month via Bella Union, Modern Nature today announce the digital release of the album which will be available 28th January. To mark the announcement the band have shared a visualiser for the track “Performance” which can be viewed HERE. The new single “is written from the perspective of someone seeing or realising something overwhelming for the first time,” says frontman Jack Cooper.  “Whilst walking across a bridge near our old house at the height of the pandemic, I could see cranes moving around in east London. It really took me aback to see industry ticking away in the midst of the chaos. I think Evan’s percussive clicking and the relentless piano note make the piece. Everything else gets to move around them.” 

Additionally, Modern Nature have announced news of an extensive UK tour running throughout May this year. Tickets available HERE.

Acclaim for Island Of Noise:

“Mesmerising… A treasure trove of interesting musical ideas, as well as a source of restorative solace. The Guardian – 4 stars ****

“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 – 4 stars ****

“Led by Jack Cooper, Modern Nature have been forging a one-of-a-kind sound… A sublime experience that blends folk, jazz and free-improv in an understated but elegantly haunting way… Even at its quietest Island Of Noise is an invocation of thunderous beauty.” Shindig – 5 stars *****

“Songs that marry folk-inflected introspection to brass and strings improvisation… When Cooper’s whispered vocals and shimmering electric guitar meet Jeff Tobias’ meandering brass arabesques, as they do on sublime album standouts Dunes and Masques, there is a jazzily transcendent, ineffably British Isles magic at play here.” MOJO

Island Of Noise is a giant step forward… There are killer tunes everywhere… A gently devastating and quietly important album.” Record Collector – 4 stars ****

Island Of Noise excites a sense of mystery which has the force of magic.” Rock’n’Reel – 5 stars *****

“A quiet storm to get lost in.” PROG

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