The Double, the second album by the Australian musician and composer, David McCooey, is an album of powerful, postclassical melodicism and uncanny soundscapes, blending organic and synthetic instrumentation. In part an homage to the short story collection of the same name by the acclaimed Australian author Maria Takolander, The Double uses found samples, voice-to-speech synthesis, and inventive production techniques to form new mesmerising sonic spaces.
The album cover art is by the Melbourne artist, Michele Burder.
released July 21, 2017
Written, recorded, mixed and mastered by David McCooey
Words on 2, 3, 7, and 8 by Maria Takolander
Words on 2, 7 and 8 extracted from The Double (Text, 2013)
(by permission of the author)
Virtual instruments, guitars, bass, percussion: David McCooey
Voice on 2 and 9: Maria Takolander
Voice on 9: Michael Myshack
Text-to-voice synthesis on 7 and 8: Neospeech (used under license)
Cover art: Michele Burder: oil on linen, 2013
(reproduced by permission of the artist)
Booklet design and photography: David McCooey