Inventions, the creative alliance of Matthew Cooper of Eluvium and longtime friend Mark T. Smith of Explosions In The Sky, came to life in 2013 and the pair released their self-titled debut album last year. They are ready to follow it up, having just announced the release of a new full-length album entitled Maze of Woods. The album is inspired by the closing paragraph of Denis Johnson’s novella Train Dreams, where Johnson “describes the nonverbal howl of a feral wolf boy, a pre-language that is yearning and instinctual; a statement of wordless distress and love”, as the press release explains.
Maze of Woods is due out on March 16th in the UK via Bella Union and a day later in the US via Temporary Residence. Ahead of it, Inventions have shared ‘Springworlds’, the first wonderful and serene single. Take a listen now.