I'm so thrown off the roof right now, this is too surreal. Fuck, Muted was amongst the four very first records I ever copped, I bought my very first samplers because this guy and Jel inspired me that much, I spent half of my waking life between 20 and 27 listening to his peerless beats, I don't even know where to begin ...
Rest easy, old pal, you're missed sorely.
Intake ambiance a tool for meditationAlias - Watching Water
Progressing towards the clouds with at whom I am complete
Defeat the chains that restrain an eager sensation
Equal balance in and out, all inhibitions shall deplete
When seeing electronic artists on a stage there's a good chance the tension and excitement gets lost after about twenty minutes in, the energy's dulled in transmission. Not with this one, though, I felt gripped from start to finish, in and out the sonic realms Matthew Barnes reigns over. He played his guitar and as many devices he could and had a bass player to counter him. Worked tremendously well and the tracks unfolded much heavier than on record with more room given to the drums and percussions.
On top of that the VJing was super intense, subtly building a haunting, yet intriguing feel from crisp, surreal clips. Probably never liked humans in projections so much.
We've got some tapes to sell, cop em while they're warm!
Thank you, Chris Cornell, for that special moment and all the ones before.
And my youth I pray to keep.
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