Explosions in the Sky’s Mark T. Smith and Matthew Cooper, a.k.a. Eluvium, have joined forces for a new side-project simply dubbed Inventions. The pair will release their self-titled debut on April 1st via Temporary Residence Ltd.
“Entity”, our first glimpse at the LP, finds both Cooper and Smith pulling from the sound palettes of their respective acts. Electronic fizzling ushers in the track, before gradually morphing into a gentle ebb and flow of hushed and tingling effects — a delicate, ambient arrangement not unlike Eluvium’s own material. Meanwhile, hints of Explosions in the Sky appear around the halfway mark, as soaring, post-rock build-ups make for especially lovely and inspiring moments. Take a listen below.
01. Echo Tropism
02. Flood Poems
04. Luminous Insects
05. Peaceable Child
06. Sun Locations / Sun Coda
08. Psychic Automation
Watch a trailer for the new project: