Matthew Barnes lives and works in the Wooded and coastal environment of Wirral, just outside of Liverpool, UK. This makes for an interesting canvas as he creates organic pastoral landscapes meshed with grooves inspired by the nearby urban backdrop. His minimal R’n’B influenced beats and psychedelic dub pastiche meld with ghostly melodies from guitar reverb and scattered samples.
This is a phenomenal album that fits alongside Burial, Demdike Stare and Shackleton but one that also pairs with Eno, Morricone, Mogwai or Fennesz. There's even an Aaliyah cover. Keep your eye on this kid.
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