Listen to ‘Entity’ By Inventions, the New Project From Eluvium and Mark T. Smith
Last week, we were more than delighted to hear that the wonder that is Matthew Cooper of Eluvium has collaborated, yet again, with Mark T. Smith of Explosions in the Sky for a new musical act. Calling themselves Inventions, they announced that this April will see the release of their self-titled full-length album, courtesy of Temporary Residence. And naturally, we were left begging the question: What I am going to do for two months in anticipation?
Last spring, Cooper and Smith teamed up for the track “Envenom Mettle” on Eluvium’s stunning and transportive double-album Nightmare Ending, to which, Cooper told me of their collaboration:
…one of the people I worked with, Mark T. Smith from Explosions in the Sky, he’s an old friend of mine and we’ve always gotten along really well and shared a lot in common musically; t came very naturally working with him and he just enjoyed trying different stuff out for the track we did together. So I think it was a little liberating for him as well…It’s really night and day—he really pushed the track into a much more grander version of itself. But that ended up being pretty effortless. The other collaboration was more from a distance; but at the same time was really smooth and just came naturally. So it wasn’t any trouble whatsoever. I’ve always been really into the idea of collaboration, like I was saying about trying to exercised all of the different parts of the brain and personality in a person, there’s a part of me that wishes I could just go be in a band and not be the person in charge of doing everything, be the person that helps add and develop something. That seems like it would be fun.
And now, you can listen to the six-minute song “Entity” below. Be warned: this is so good you’ll be dying to head back home and crawl under the covers to enjoy.