Modern Nature - Nature EP


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Quick Overview

Released 22nd March 2019

Modern Nature (the name taken from the title of Derek Jarman’s garden diaries) is the new project of Jack Cooper, ex of Ultimate Painting / Mazes and Will Young of Beak, featuring Aaron Neveu of Woods and Sunwatchers’ Jeff Tobias on saxophone. 

Their debut ‘Nature’ EP on Bella Union includes ‘Supernature’, is an intimately atmospheric, wildly expansive 12-minute statement of intent a world away from anything any of the members have made before. It melds the relentless rhythms of Alice Coltrane’s devotional music with the pastoral haze of Fairport Convention. 

As Jack Cooper explains: “I think Will’s work with Beak and Moon Gangs and then my own solo record (2017’s ‘Sandgrown’) have more in common with Modern Nature but there is a similarity to Ultimate Painting… a similar attention to space and economy, but with this it feels good to be able to do whatever we want. 

“The initial musical ideas for Modern Nature were more like melodic themes than songs, with the intention that all the songs we made would be written around the same chords and the music from the start would all be connected and working towards a narrative and set of themes.”



Artist Modern Nature
Title Nature EP
Label Bella Union
Format 12" EP
Release Date 22nd March 2019
Cat Number BELLA899V