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Explosions in the Sky and Eluvium members form new duo

On April 1st Temporary Residence Ltd. will release the debut full length from Inventions, a new band formed by longtime friends, tourmates, and labelmates Matthew Cooper of Eluvium, and Mark T. Smith of Explosions In The Sky. The group represents somewhat of a dream duo for anyone familiar with the unparalleled emotional resonance of Cooper and Smith's respective outlets: Eluvium has long been at the vanguard of the ever-burgeoning worlds of ambient and neoclassical, while Explosions in the Sky's towering output has garnered them the kind of critical respect and commercial success that typically eludes instrumental music.
While it's notable that Cooper hasn't been in a "band" of any sort since he was a teenager and that no member of Explosions In The Sky has released an album outside of the context of EITS since their inception in the late 90s, within moments of hitting play on their eponymous debut album it's obvious that their esteemed pedigree is irrelevant. Inventions exceed all expectations by discarding them from the get-go. The album's eight tracks create their own tiny, wondrous corner of the world, one with ever-changing sounds and brilliantly affective colors.

1. Echo Tropism
2. Flood Poems
3. Entity
4. Luminous Insects
5. Peaceable Child
6. Sun Locations / Sun Coda
7. Recipient
8. Psychic Automation

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