Titre : décembre
Auteur : susan matthews
Enregistré et mixé par l’auteur, dans son studio personnel
décembre remix - LaM // Bruits de fond(s)
Alone In The Midnight Ocean - New Solo Album
Susan's 8th solo album will be released on Monday 1st August 2011 on Siren Wire Recordings
Here's a sneaky peek at the sleeve:
To accompany the release of Alone In The Midnight Ocean there will be a four track ep of remixes entitled The Sea Breathes
RARITIES ON BANDCAMP
Two of Susan's long out of print eps have been uploaded to bandcamp for listening and downloading in a variety of formats
These include Summer's Joy Rekindled her collaboration with Glasgow based Alistair Crosbie...
...and The Cartography Of Fear (solo ep from 2008)
For a limited time we're offering the opportunity to add an extra Siren Wire disc to your HARME order for only 2GBP
Take advantage of this offer using the Paypal button below. Use the drop-down menu to select your extra disc from the following list:
(Please note - This offer is now CLOSED - each of the releases can be purchased separately from our online shop)
Harme 'The Place Of Limitless Echoes'
The second album by Harme (Susan Matthews & Clint Newton) will be released on Monday 27th June by Siren Wire Recordings.
Harme is Clint Newton & Susan Matthews 'The Place Of Limitless Echoes' is their second album. Nineteen tracks long, clocking in at well over two hours of music across two discs.
Susan Matthews 'Void Moon' ep
A new ep from Susan featuring 'The Moon Has Left Her Mark On Me Pt 2 & Pt 3', 'The Lie That Never Asks Why' and 'The Lie That Holds Up The Sky' will be released Monday June 27th. It is available in cd format in a hand made 'envelope' style sleeve and can be listened to and downloaded in a variety of formats here: http://susanmatthews.bandcamp.com/
Music For Two Pianos Vol 1 UPDATE
Sonic Oyster Records have SOLD OUT of Vol 1 of Susan's recent collaboration with Richard Moult. Norman Records and Volcanic Tongue still have a few copies
('Thank You' to Andrew at Sonic Oyster for working so hard to make this such a special release)
'MUSIC FOR TWO PIANOS VOL.1'
Sonic Oyster Records are now taking pre-orders for the new album by Susan Matthews & Richard Moult
Music For Two Pianos Vol 1
Partita For Two Pianos:
III Ricercar I
V Ricercar II
VI Campane I
Recorded March 2011 in South West Wales, Mixed by Richard Moult.
Bowed Guitar by Michael Tanner
From the Sonic Oyster Records website:
Susan Matthews is a UK based composer/musician, known for her intense, ambitious, hypnotic harmonies and industrial noise creations: Richard Moult is a poet, painter and composer, and a member of Irish psych-folk band United Bible Studies.
‘Partita for Two Pianos’ is their first collaboration: a ‘classical’ transmission: personal, meaningful, emotive.
The playing is beautiful: the dynamics, tempo and expression of the music located somewhere between creative improvisatory deviation and the discipline of trained musical tradition.
Strictly Limited to 50 copies on CDR
£5.00 plus postage & packaging
Released 20th June: Taking Pre-Orders Now
POSTAGE & PAYPAL INFORMATION - CDRS - In the UK, please add 50p towards p&p for one disc, £1 for 2 or more. Outside the UK, please add £1 towards p&p for one disc, £2 for 2 or more. Paypal is preferred - the address is sonicoysterrecords (at) yahoo (dot) co (dot) uk
Siren Wire Editions are proud to release new music by Brian Lavelle
'Hyperboreans is one soundscape from a series of Unimagined Landscapes, a loose collection of recordings that attempts to create in the mind of the listener visible soundworlds of a long-distance, slightly out-of-focus nature, rather than pieces which concentrate on points of detail...
Brian Lavelle has been recording music for almost two decades. Recently his music has been released music on Diophantine Discs, Sonic Oyster Records, Apollolaan, Hooker Vision and Tranquility Tapes; and, in addition to Hyperboreans, he has forthcoming works on Overland Shark (Kansas) and cae-sur-a (New York). He runs the Dust, Unsettled label and is a member of Fougou, with Matthew Shaw, and is one third of Space Weather, with Alistair Crosbie and Andrew Paine.
Hyperboreans will be released on Monday 25th April in a beautiful hand made sleeve and limited to 50 copies. Order details soon...
The Whispering Void - NEW REVIEW
Susan lives just down the road from me. We've never met. If we did I'd thank her for all the fantastic music she's passed my way. Thank her for avoiding the clichés and the boring fucking mediocrities that seem all prevailing in life these days. Thank her for making music that never fails to invigorate me and realise that in this cultural backwater there are true artists making music that speaks from and to the heart, soul AND mind.
I love Susan's music. Buy it, try it, love it.
Ian Holloway has reviewed The Whispering Void for the latest issue of his webzine Wonderful Wooden Reasons
Tyneside Cinemas are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the film Get Carter
As part of the celebration they've constructed a virtual Gateshead Carpark which can be viewed here: Get Carter, Gateshead Carpark
Susan's composition The Lie That Holds Up The Sky is included in the project. (Unfortunately, the site doesn't appear to be MAC compatible, so let us know if it works!)
New Music by The Window Tappers
Head over to http://ain23.com/23sot/v2_download.html to download 23 Seconds OV Time. Vol.2 featuring Well Done by The Window Tappers (Susan Matthews & Tony Wakeford)
Tony has uploaded an extract from Bruises by The Window Tappers to his Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tony-Wakeford/15169245391?v=app_178091127385
In February 2010 Susan Matthews and Clutter travelled from their respective homes in Wales and Cumbria to Lambeth in South London to prepare for their performance at The Ship Of Fools.
Ships Will Leave documents their rehearsals and the development of the piece they would later perform. (A 'bootleg' recording of the gig is also available) For order details please visit our Online Shop
SHIPS WILL LEAVE (LIVE)
The Four Zoas reviewed by UNCUT Magazine
Many thanks to Jon Dale for his four star review of The Four Zoas by Matthew Shaw in this months Uncut magazine.
60 SECONDS OF THE WINDOW TAPPERS
The Window Tappers (Tony Wakeford and Susan Matthews) have contributed a 60 second piece entitled Numb to Volume 8 of Hal McGee's International Email Audio Art Project
Visit: http://www.halmcgee.com/IEAAP.html for more information
The Dead Mauriacs
Un Hiver, Dans Les Rapides by The Dead Mauriacs will be the next release by our offshoot label Siren Wire Editions
Official release date: Monday 28th February 2011. Order now from our online shop.
The Lie That Never Asks Why
A previously unreleased track by Susan has been included in Marco Lucchi's project Some Perfect Curtains
A variety of sound artists have been asked to compose closing songs for 'imaginary albums'
Listen and/or download The Lie That Never Asks Why' here: http://marcolucchi.bandcamp.com/track/the-lie-that-never-asks-why
The fourth limited edition releases in the Siren Wire Editions series is now available. Awakening is the debut album by multi-media artist Hoel Kenven
'An interior voice, a murmur that rises like a wail in a night of imagery and clatter. The song leads us astray to create a passage through musical dreams while suggesting a memory of reality'
'Une voix intérieure, un murmure qui s'élève telle une plainte dans la nuit des images et des fracas. Le chant brouille les pistes pour se créer un passage au travers de rêves sonores et s'écrit, se rappelant au souvenir d'une réalité' (Hoel Kenven, 2011)
Visit the SW Editions page for more information and to hear one of the songs
The Pruning Remedy by Beed and Fascia
The third limited edition release in the Siren Wire Editions series is now available for pre-order. The Pruning Remedy was created especially for the label by Clint Newton (also known for his work as half of Harme with Susan Matthews)
The Pruning Remedy is strictly limited to 50 hand-made and numbered copies in full colour, gatefold sleeve. It will be officially released on Monday 10th January 2011. Pre-order details on the SW Editions page.
The Whispering Void Reviewed
'...a sheer pleasure trip for anyone from the dark-side'
New review of The Whispering Void courtesy of UK based reviews site leicesterbangs.co.uk has been added to our Reviews page.
GLASS LEAF RADIO
Shaun Blezard (Clutter) has kindly included Susan's Keel (Impression) in Glass Leaf Radio his latest Cloudcast mix:
Two new cdr releases are now available:
Harme is a new collaboration between Susan Matthews & Clint Newton (Beed and Fascia) it was created late-summer/autumn 2010 and is released by Siren Wire Recordings
The Four Zoas was created by Matthew Shaw (Apollolaan, Tex la Homa) especially for release on our Siren Wire Editions imprint and is strictly limited to 50 hand numbered copies
Both cdrs are released on the 6th December in a new style hand made, full colour, gatefold sleeve.
Please visit our 'online shop' for order details and to hear samples.
We're pleased to announce the next Siren Wire Editions release will be The Four Zoas new music recorded especially for us by Matthew Shaw (Tex la Homa, Apollolaan Recordings) A December release date will be confirmed very soon.
Then moving into the new year expect new releases by Les Heures Creuses, Richard Moult, Empty Vessel Music and Beed and Fascia
Susan's recent collaboration with Beed and Fascia (aka Clint Newton) will be released by Siren Wire Recordings this month:
i) The Earth Remains Unshattered
ii) Matter & Space
iii) Forsake the Sky
iv) So Long As My Pincers Hold
vi) A Pulse Around A Circle
vii) Brilliant White
viii) The Storm is Overpast
Listen to a short extract here: www.sirenwire.bandcamp.com
Recorded in Glasgow, July - September 2010
Limited hand numbered edition of 50 in plastic slipcase with full colour card inserts. £4 GBP including postage & packaging to anywhere in the world.
This CDr will be released Monday 8th November 2010
For more information about Andrew's other releases please visit; www.sonicoysterrecords.blogspot.com
Siren Wire Editions
Next month Siren Wire Recordings will be launching a new arm of the label with the release of 'The Earth Remains Unshattered' by Glasgow based Andrew Paine
Siren Wire Editions will focus on limited edition releases by carefully selected artists from around the globe. More news soon...
Shadow Walker reviewed
The latest issue of Wonderful Wooden Reasons includes a review of In Search Of The Shadow Walker. Ian Holloway describes the work as '...an absolute delight...a beautiful album'
Read the full review at Wonderful Wooden Reasons
( http://wonderfulwoodenreasons.homestead.com/current.html ) or visit our 'reviews' page
The Whispering Void is now available to download from cdbaby using the link below:
In the next few weeks it will appear on itunes and all the usual digital download sites
Susan's seventh solo album The Whispering Void will be released by Siren Wire Recordings on the 19th August 2010
Piano, voice, strings, acoustic guitar and electronics combine to create a calm but edgy meditation on the sorrows of grief.
Susan's latest mix created exclusively for The Garden Of Earthly Delights radio show will be released on the same day as The Whispering Void The mix was originally broadcast November 2009 and includes some previously unreleased material including Almost As Already Is and Land Of Green Ginger The mix clocks in at close to 40 minutes and is housed in a beautiful hand crafted card sleeve with incredible photography by Bethany Resch
Head to susanmatthews.bandcamp.com for a FREE Download of a previously unreleased mix of The Age Of Hills (original version on In Search Of The Shadow Walker)
In Search Of The Shadow Walker
Susan's first solo album for two years will be released by Sonic Oyster Records on 19th July 2010
The Deepening Dark
On Gwendraeth Fach
The Age Of Hills
King Of The World
An album of 'classically inspired vignettes and piano compositions' In Search Of The Shadow Walker is strictly limited to 80 copies. For pre-order details please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
New York based Vox Novus have announced 60x60 Dance - Order of Magnitude Mix This is a ten hour event featuring music, dance and video. Music will be '...emitted from loud speakers at four corners of the gallery...Dancers will improvise at the center of the gallery...and live video will be projected on two opposing walls. The audience will walk freely in and out of the gallery, and around the dance area, being surrounded by multisensory stimuli from all directions'
Susan's ONPS-4 is included.
The event kicks off May 30th at 10:59 at the FoFA Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Susan's audio visual project with Mark Ingram is now available to pre-order from our online shop. The package includes a four track audio ep by Susan and a DVD featuring experimental films made by Mark in response to each of the ep tracks. The videos were created from footage shot by Mark and Susan in Cumbria last September.
Visit our Video page to view the films.
Packaged in a double jewel case with full colour hand-made inserts, Autumnal Abduction will be released in May 2010
Full track listing:
On Fire Island
The Fragile Air
Autumnal Abduction has been screened at the following venues:
The FON Festival, Barrow In Furness, Cumbria
The Lanternhouse, Ulverston, Cumbria
The Blast House, Carmarthen
Apollolaan Recordings have announced that Silence Alight sold out within 24 hours of release, thank you to everyone who helped to make it a success.
SUSAN MATTHEWS with CLUTTER NEW RELEASE ON APOLLOLAAN
Silence Alight by Susan Matthews & Clutter is released 20th April on the wonderful Apollolaan Recordings This is a very, very limited release (50 copies) in beautiful individually hand-painted sleeves.
Silence Alight was recorded with Clutter last October in Cumbria during Susan's residency at the FON (Full of Noises) Festival. It’s an extended work (around 23 mins) for piano, field recordings and electronics.
Visit: http://www.myspace.com/apollolaan to hear an extract
Purchase the cdr for £5 UK or £6.50 Rest of World - paypal payments to: email@example.com
or visit http://apollolaan.blogspot.com/ for a paypal buy it now button
Remember these are strictly limited art editions, each disc comes in an individually hand painted sleeve with a full colour insert and a full colour 'wrap-around' outer cover. These are absolutely beautiful and expected to sell out very fast.
SUSAN MATTHEWS with ORFEO 5 VIDEOS
Two videos of Susan performing with Orfeo 5 at The Blast House in February have been added to the 'video' section of this website
The Blast House 2, 30 March 2010
Heathen Harvest have published a comprehensive review of last month's Ship Of Fools night in London. The event was organised by Tursa and Kaparte Promotions to celebrate the launch of the compilation cd With Friends Like These and included performances by Tony Wakeford, Andrew King, Susan with Clutter, Naevus, Vultures and Eva Eden
Full review here: http://www.heathenharvest.com/article.php?story=20100228150054279
THE BLAST HOUSE reviewed
Visit the blog of visual artist Kathryn Campbell Dodd for a short review of the February debut of The Blast House featuring a performance by Susan with Orfeo 5:
The new Classwar Karaoke compilation was released 28th February 2010. For those unfamiliar with the project:
'ClassWar Karaoke is a collective and netlabel, originated and operated by Anthony Donovan, Adrian Beentjes and Jaan Patterson. As a project, ClassWar Karaoke is based around a series of ongoing, quarterly surveys. Each survey is different - in terms of personnel, number of personnel, and in terms of theme. Participation is fairly open - so long as those interested in being involved work intelligently within the broad context of experimental music and do not seek to use the project as just another on-line shop-window for their material. So far, the inclusive nature of classwar karaoke has worked wonderfully-well in terms of quality of material'
Susan's contribution to the project is a collaboration with Clutter (Shaun Blezard)
Ships Will Leave (8:44) was recorded live in Lambeth, London in Feb 2010 during rehearsals for their Ship Of Fools performance at Temple Pier to promote the release of the Tursa compilation With Friends Like These
Ships Will Leave is a reworking of elements of Susan's Time Will Leave Me Behind from the Tursa compilation.
More information about Classwar Karaoke here: http://classwarkaraoke.com/
Susan will headline live with Shaun Blezard and Keith Jafrate (Orfeo 5) at the debut of The Blast House a new monthly multi-media event curated by Chris Ozzard. Susan and Orfeo 5 will create new music for the event and will also perform a new version of Shaun and Susan's Silence Alight the piece they debuted at last October's FON Festival in Cumbria. Experimental film maker Mark Ingram will also be debuting new videos featuring music by Susan.
The Blast House kicks off at 7.30pm at the Lyric Theatre, Carmarthen, Wales.
WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE
Tursa and Kaparte Productions present "With Friends Like These" a double CD featuring a 'compilation of artists not constrained by musical label or ghetto'. Susan's contribution is Time Will Leave Me Behind
The album also includes tracks by: Orchestra Noir, Sieben, Naevus, Tor Lundvall, Tony Wakeford, Andrew King and Arcana, Albireon, Alex Monk, Amber Asylum, Andrew King, Arcana, Art Immunda, Autumn Grieve, Brown Sierra, Christy & Emily, Cutty Sark, Eva Eden, Gargemella, Golgatha, Gregorio Bardini, Guy Harries, Heidika, Hekate, Hide & Seek, Hong Kong In The 60s, Human Greed, Man Eat Man Eat Man, Mercy Liao, Naevus, Orchestra Noir, Pilori, (r), Richard Moult, Rose Rovine E Amanti, Seventh Harmonic, Shining Vril, Sieben, Sonver, That Summer, The Hare & The Moon, Tony Wakeford, Tor Lundvall, Vega, Vultures and While Angels Watch.
The CD is distributed by Cold Spring.
Susan will be doing a short live set with Clutter at The Ship Of Fools Club, Bar & Co Temple Pier, Victoria Embankment, London, WC2R 2PN on 7th Feb, doors:7.30pm - this is the Tursa 'With Friends Like These' cd launch and will include performances by Naevus, Tony Wakeford, Andrew King, Eva Eden and Will Connor
Ticket information here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/68832
Two videos by Jim Tetlow shot at last October's F.O.N. FESTIVAL at The Canteen Media and Arts Centre, Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
Wonderful Wooden Reasons
The first issue of the new decade features a round up of top tens and highlights of 2009 by a wide range of musicians including Susan. Find out more here:
DECOYED on NECKTAR 2017 Vol. 2
The latest Necktar release on Le Colibri Necrophile is now available for free download, featuring Susan's previously unreleased piano based track Decoyed
More info here: http://www.archive.org/details/Necktar2017Volume2