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Coldplay have been experimenting with rave music during recent recording sessions, according to reports.
The change of direction is said to be a result of drummer Will Champion’s investment in a drum machine.
The group, who are once again recording with Brian Eno, are apparently keen to test the boundaries of their music.
“He’s got a new drum machine and has been having a lot of fun pushing it to its limits,” a source told The Sun newspaper.
“His most recent offering is turbo-charged, to say the least, but the lads have been having a great time working with it.”
The source said that Champion had created one song in “seven-four time”.
“It’s only the most adventurous of jazz people who compose anything with such an irregular beat. But he’s pressing forward with it,” the source added.
Coldplay have been using a break in their tour schedule to record the follow-up to 2008’s ‘Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends’.
The group are due to play London’s Wembley Stadium later this year with Jay-Z and Girls Aloud.