Max Cooper has released his latest album, “Unspoken Words,” on the Pure Audio Blu-ray format, featuring a 48kHz / 24-bit Dolby Atmos and 2.0 LPCM Stereo 48kHz / 24bit high resolution mix. The deftly mixed audio is accompanied by a visual story which unfolds through 13 short films by a range of visual artists commissioned and directed by Cooper. It is a meditative meta-narrative about the artists’ inner struggle for expression and our collective journey to find our place in the world.
Speaking about the inspiration for the album Cooper says, “I’ve always struggled with words, trying to communicate anything meaningful about my internal state, in any way which seems to do it justice, has always been beyond me. But music bypasses language. It is my means of expression, which is why I make a lot of it - I’m compelled to create.”
The album is filled with emotions ranging from beautiful, to sometimes intense, sometimes abrasive, and even messy. Reflecting on the 1980’s and 1990’s the album’s first single, “Everything,” is inspired by the idealism of popular culture of that era. Cooper goes on to comment, “I love feeling that anything is possible, it feels like I’m bursting and need to find some expression. The synths seemed to carry the hope of everything I could imagine, condensed into the simple chord progression, improvised pads, and layers of distortion.”
Released Mar 25, 2022.
Pure Audio Blu-ray with 48KHz / 24-bit Dolby Atmos and 48kH z / 24-bit 2.0 LPCM stereo mixes. Also available as a digital download and via streaming.
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Wesley is a lifelong music enthusiast. He started his career in the recording industry in New York City as an audio engineer, producer, and studio manager. Subsequently he toured across America as a guitarist with the short-lived band Land's Crossing. After many years in the technology sector and amassing a substantial vinyl and CD collection, he delved into immersive audio and created Hi-Res Edition to share with other listeners about the sound quality and discrete mixes available on many formats. He recently upgraded his system to 5.1.4 Dolby Atmos and continues to seek out and share about the best sounding releases.