Modern Nature, recently released their new album Island Of Noise, via Bella Union, and the accompanying film, created by Jack Cooper and Conan Roberts. “At the start of 2021 we moved to a small village near Cambridge and the idea for a film to accompany the album came from starting to explore the fields and woods around our house,” says Cooper. “One morning in January, I chanced upon a very barren field that was cut in two by a worn path. Standing in line with the path, the trees at the edge of the field cut the horizon in half and everything seemed to fall into place. For a few minutes I stood there appreciating the symmetry.”
“The idea for the film came together on the walk home, as I passed more scenes that struck me as having order amongst the ever shifting chaos,” continues Cooper. “As the weeks and months went by, Conan Roberts and I accumulated hours of static footage, all structured around the original scene. As winter turned to spring, a narrative emerged; the land regenerating and a country emerging from the pandemic. The idea was something to focus one’s attention on the music but I suppose it found a life of its own.”
Island Of Noise combines Cooper’s celebrated songwriting and compositional skills with a free flowing expansiveness colored by British free music luminaries such as saxophonist Evan Parker, pianist Alexander Hawkins, bassist John Edwards and violinist Alison Cotton, as well as long term collaborators Jeff Tobias and Jim Wallis.
Order Island Of Noise by Modern Nature HERE