As with previous volumes this CD, which has been compiled by Shane Woolman, Andy Tait and Katie Gibbons, is packaged in a heavy duty card sleeve designed by The Wire's art director Ben Weaver, and contains a range of new, rare or exclusive tracks from across the spectrum of the kind of underground/outsider musics covered in The Wire.
Matti Bye - Bethanien LP (Tona Serenad)
Release date:December, 2013
Matti Bye & Anna Von Hausswolff - Hydras Dream LP
Release date: TBA
Walrus LP (Electricity Records)
Release date: February 15
Matti Bye - Faro CD/LP (Rotor Records)
Release date: March 15
The music has all the hallmarks of a classic Matti Bye score – the minimalist, soaring piano melodies, played with a touch that’s almost painfully light; the mystical, airy strings that seems to appear out of nowhere, hinting of things unknown – yet there’s a faint streak of the ethereal beauty of many 1960s film scores, with harpsichord and electric bass piano weaving figures that are Baroque and Pop at the same time.
”One of the most beautiful soundtracks ever written, an album full of crystalline melancholy and spectral free chamber
arrangements. Music to dive into. I love this record.”
– Lau Nau
"Talande tystnad. Det är utmärkande för pianisten och kompositören Matti Bye av flera skäl. Dels för att han gjort sig kände som ackompanjatör av stumfilmer. Dels för att han har en unik förmåga att ge tonerna utrymme och låta dem hänga i luften likt fåglar sittande på en elledning. Matti Byes betagande vackra soundtrack till bioaktuella ”Faro” placerar honom bland världens främsta filmmusikkompositörer."
01. THE GIRL IN THE TREE
03. INTO THE WOODS
04. A NEW HOME
05. THE DIARY
06. THE LADY IN THE HOUSE
07. MORNING DEW
08. BELOW THE SURFACE
09. THE EXPEDITION
Matti Bye – Grand piano with electronic devices
Celesta, Glockenspiel and vibraphonette
Leo Svensson – Cello and Musical Saw
Malin My Nilsson – Violin
Jonna Inge – Viola
Johanna Dahl – Cello
Gustav Rådström – Clarinet
Recorded and mixed by Kristian Holmgren
Mastered by Jaakko Viitalähde at Virtalähde Mastering
Recorded 2012 at Beckholmen in Stockholm
Artwork by John Henriksson
The film Faro was directed by Fredrik Edfelt and produced by
Bob Film/Anna Croneman
Music composed by Matti Bye and arranged by the ensemble.
© + ℗ Matti Bye Music.
Matti Bye (Born 1966) is widely considered as one of Sweden's most important composers of film scores and an extraordinary performer with his own, incomparable style of improvisation on the piano. He is also widely recognized for having written a series of innovative scores for such early Swedish silent film classics as Phantom Carriage by Victor Sjöström, Häxan by Benjamin Christensen, and Gösta Berling Saga by Mauritz Stiller, now included on a 6 DVD box set released by Svensk Filmindustri, SF, as well as countless other silent films. Last year he wrote the score for Academy Award nominee Jan Troell's latest feature Everlasting Moments and Stig Björkmans "Scenes from a playhouse" – a documentary about Ingmar Bergman.