London-based Brazilian artist Adam Matschulat uses his deft approach to musique concrete & electronic minimalism to carve a space of being: a sonic domain that comes to terms with entangled interior and exterior worlds.
Both a meditation on time and upheaval, opening piece 'Through the cracks' begins with an overwhelming wall of opaque noise, before entering a wistful journey. Adam delicately renders his narrative in dream time, floating between ruminating keyboard motifs, tumbling aquatic sound worlds, the clatter of footsteps, the turning of a page, a tape player switching on and off...
On FFFF, he teams up with experimental drums/sax duo @xcrswx, who lend their tilted playing to Adam's bed of thudding minimalist techno, creating waves of wiry static that seeth from the piece's airless inertia. The release is book-ended by a reworking of FFFF by Sunny Graves, who transmutes the piece, dipping it in a freezing cold bath of iterative industrial dread. Music that takes an aerial view of the city and zooms itself in, past the towering architecture and into the sounds that seep from hidden spaces.
Adam Matschulat - electronics, field recordings
Track 1 'Through the cracks'
Track 2 'FFFF' @xcrsw (Crystabel Riley & Seymour Wright)
Track 3 'FFFF' (Sunny Graves revision)
1 - Through the cracks [08:55]
2 - FFFF (feat @xcrswx) [06:10]
3 - FFFF (Sunny Graves Revision) [06:44]
Adam Matschulat is a self-taught composer from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Based in London since 2007, his approach to performance and composition are deeply influenced by his background in poor theatre and concrete music. He also runs the independent label Resterecords and sound studio The Listening Tower.