Recorded live at Le
Weekend Festival, 27 May 2006 in Sterling Scottland
Press release from Seven Things
Highly conceptualised but at the same time incredibly
straightforward, the music of Basque-country-born improviser /
performer Mattin explores the
fundamental nature of sound in primitive and sophisticated ways.
Sounds a bit contradictory?
Certainly is. That's why we're such big fans at Seven Things towers.
Very noisy / very quiet / very violent / very peaceful / collaborative
/ individualistic - the list of opposites to describe Mattin can go on
One thing we can say for certain? Very musical ... but also absolutely,
strictly, definitely non-domestic
Wire (272, October 2006)
Like binary code, Mattin's music is either off or on. Mostly it's on.
But sometimes he lingers in the off position
, keeping his audience waiting and guessing for an inordinate length of
time. That's what happens on Wrong Commodity ,
a 28 minute recording of a live performance, available from the
Seven Things Website (www.seventhings.co.uk). Their expectations
disrupted, the audience grows increasingly restless as the seconds tick
by until, a full five minutes into the piece, Mattin's laptop deluges
them with ear-scouring noise at maximum volume, Nine minutes later, the
noise ends abruptly, collapsing into its own echo to reveal a law
volume hiss, which may be an entirely new sound or a lesser constituent
of the original one. That, in turn, gives way in the final minute or so
to a howling feedback and several screamed exclamations, heavily
chopped and distorted. It's a bravura ending, received with startled
laughter and applause.
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