Matthew’s latest album, which is in fact a book is available now.

In the last hundred years – between the invention of the microphone and the computer – music has undergone a profound revolution. No longer confined to specifically designed instruments, we can now make music out of anything.

Why use a guitar when you can use a lawnmower? Why use a lawnmower when you can use an explosion in Libya?

The Music evokes a shifting sonic landscape in precise detail – Chinese concrete slowly hardening, overlaid by a splintering cassette tape in the stereo of a car mid-crash. The noise of 73,984 insects hitting number plates followed by that of a drill striking oil deep beneath the earth’s surface. Or just the silence of two unfamiliar people as they look up at the night sky.

As well as being a description of an imagined album this novel is a manifesto for sound, challenging how we hear the world itself, while listening to stories about humanity and our place in that world.

“Like a See Hear audio description of being inside the mind of someone who sees the world in
sound… this is writing you can hear” DJ magazine

Purchase now in hardback and ebook

the music cover