THE NEW YET FAMILIAR WORLD OF MARTIN EDEN
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Both under the guise of Eluvium and in his own name Portland experimental multi-instrumentalist and producer Matthew Cooper has been putting out his unique take on sound and music since 2003. With his new incarnation, Martin Eden, named after the individualist working class intellectual protagonist from the 1909 Jack London novel of the same name, Cooper has moved away from the traditional and classical underpinnings that characterised much of Eluvium's ambient direction. Martin Eden retains that direction but employs more atmospheric electronic elements, loops and fades and off rhythmic beats. Two release have surfaced recently. The first in the form of a self titled single that was released last month for the Lefse singles series. The second, an EP titled Dedicate Function saw the light of day last week. Overall, both pack an impressive warmth while retaining an otherworldly feel. Check out 'Mother' from the single and the standout track and first single from the EP, 'Verions' below. You can grab both the single and the EP here and here respectively.

 

Tracklist - Martin Eden 7"

1. Worker
2. Mothernails (for daren .1)

 

Tracklist - Dedicate Function EP

1. Vlad
2. Short Cut
3. Verions
4. Plantes
4. Etc_etc
5. Hum
6. Return Life

 

Mother

Martin Eden (USA)
From the single, 'Martin Eden', Lefse.

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Verions

Martin Eden (USA)
From the EP, 'Dedicate Function', Lefse.

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