Early reviews of This Forgotten Land

Early reviews of This Forgotten Land

Here's some early reviews and quotes for my upcoming album 'This Forgotten Land' that will be released November 3rd on Tona Serenad — Pre-orders are now available via Klangbox.

“Spooked slow motion circus mannerisms conjure a mad whirligig at the end of time. Ambient traces of Debussy and Satie inform his piano.” Uncut

“Haunting beautiful and ethereal, this is a wonderful album from a truly distinctive and singular visionary.” Future Music

“His album is a treat. Echoing piano is at its core but there’s a spooked vibe, throughout. Not horror filmic, more like you’d wandered into the past by accident, or come across a derelict building that once used to be alive with voices and laughter. Bye musters his own uncanny musical world, a forgotten land, indeed.” The Arts Desk

“His studio is an analogue world of synths, pianos, celesta, Mellotron and organs, and his music alludes to the strange, romantic mood you get when you hear old merry go rounds, or mechanical instruments in small amusements parks, and abandoned places.” The Wire

“An atmospheric experience.” The Ransom Note

“Channels everything from eerie midways to the manic Swordfishtrombones era of Tom Waits.Self-Titled

“Hushed atmospherics are underpinned by superbly fluid musicality. A work in perpetual evolution, it welcomes you in via meditative, inward citations.” Clash

“Beautiful.” Headphone Commute

"Det är omöjligt att inte göra egna mentala utflykter" Gaffa

Upcoming silent film concerts in October with Lau Nau

Upcoming silent film concerts in October with Lau Nau

Here's my upcoming silent film concerts in October at the Nordic Museum and Cinemateket in Stockholm. Two of the performances will be made with Lau Nau.

Please find the dates and more information here below:

▶︎ 21 OCTOBER, 2017 @ NORDISKA MUSEET / NORDIC MUSEUM, STOCKHOLM
19:00  Terje Vigen (1917) 1h5m
Matti Bye + Lau Nau
More info

▶︎ 22 OCTOBER, 2017 @ CINEMATEKET, STOCKHOLM
16:00  En Rade (1927) 1h33m
Matti Bye solo piano
More info

▶︎ 22 OCTOBER, 2017 @ CINEMATEKET, STOCKHOLM
19:00  Herr Arnes Pengar (1919) 1h46m
Matti Bye + Lau Nau
More info

Release party for "This Forgotten Land" at Rönnells Antikvariat November 3rd

Release party for "This Forgotten Land" at Rönnells Antikvariat November 3rd

The release party for my new album "This Forgotten Land" will be held at Rönnells Antikvariat in Stockholm, November 3rd, between 18:00 and 21:00 with a concert and El Perro Del Mar as a guest artist.

For more information about the event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1757189947916408/?fref=ts

Press so far on "This Forgotten Land": 

▶︎ Self-Titled on 'Galloping Waves'
http://www.self-titledmag.com/2017/09/27/premiere-matti-bye-galloping-waves/

▶︎ Headphone Commute on 'Melt'
https://reviews.headphonecommute.com/2017/09/13/video-premiere-matti-bye-melt/

▶︎ Clash Magazine on 'Absence'
http://clashmusic.com/news/premiere-matti-bye-absence

▶︎ Ransom Note on 'Silence'
http://www.theransomnote.com/music/premieres-exclusive-streams/first-listen-matti-bye-silence/

Pre–orders are also available via Klangbox Distribution.

Order here:
▶︎ https://klangbox.se/shop/ts19

Self-Titled Magazine premiers 'Galloping Waves'

Self-Titled Magazine premiers 'Galloping Waves'

'Galloping Waves', taken off my forthcoming album 'This Forgotten Land', is being premiered by Self-Titled Magazine and spoke to them about the inspiration for the song and this is my reply:

"Circus music has always inspired me—the strange romantic mood you are drawn into when you hear old merry-go-rounds, music boxes, player pianos, calliope, mechanical instruments, small tivoli’s, and amusement parks and abandoned places like Coney Island.

I’m very fascinated by what music made by ghosts would sound like. Maybe it’d be filtered in some strange, distorted way, blurred from a distance… like a memory of something you forgot coming back… hidden cities under the water… with a sea horse orchestra playing."

Read the full article here:
http://www.self-titledmag.com/2017/09/27/premiere-matti-bye-galloping-waves/

Listen here:
https://soundcloud.com/tona-serenad/sets/matti-bye-this-forgotten-1

 

'Melt' (Official Video) available now

'Melt' (Official Video) available now

Headphone Commute has premiered the video for 'Melt' taken off my upcoming piano album This Forgotten Land that will be released November 3rd on Tona Serenad Records.

"Peculiarly otherworldly, serenely haunting, and utterly unforgettable, its melodies linger long after its conclusion, their atmosphere a magical mist that can never quite be apprehended. Out of time, but just in time, it confirms Matti Bye as a vital composer of visionary, cinematic scope. ‘This Forgotten Land’ will endure, in fact, because it sounds like it’s always been among us."

Read the full article here.

Shipping now! Superswede 2nd edition

Shipping now! Superswede 2nd edition

Order here —> https://klangbox.se/shop/rotorlp013b

This is the 2nd edition of the soundtrack to the film Superswede by Matti Bye, printed in a limited run of 300 special edition copies.  The second edition features new front and back cover artwork from the first edition.

Ronnie Peterson nicknamed “Superswede” was the fastest formula 1-driver in the 70s who never became a world champion. In this emotional film we trace Ronnie's life back to where it all started. From the small town of Almby, where he met his beloved Barbro, to the seductive jet-set and glamour of the racing circuits in the Formula 1-circus. They were like fish out of water trying to fit in, in a world of money and fame. Ronnie, just a down to earth working class hero with the looks of a movie star and gifted with a talent for speed. Suddenly he was mingling with the rich and the famous, and the stunning Barbro who always was by his side through all the hardships, when Ronnie challenged the unwritten rules of the game, binding him to unfair contracts and commercial issues. Ronnie's incredible talent eventually takes him to the top, being the fastest driver of them all, but when he stands on the threshold of becoming a true contender for the world championship, fate intervenes one tragic September Sunday at Monza, 1978. A day when Sweden came to a standstill and the entire world held its breath. Starring Nina Kennedy, Niki Lauda, Emerson Fittipaldi, Sir Jackie Stewart, Mario Andretti, Jody Scheckter and John Watson among others. With music composed by Matti Bye.

Ronnie. Husband. Father. Icon. He was Superswede.

Tracklist:
1. Memories
2. Monza 1978
3. Monza 2016
4. Monthlhéry
5. Early Days
6. The Dream
7. Go Out Into The World
8. In The Shadow Of Number One
9. Happy Days
10. The Phone Call
11. The Waiting Daughter
12. Lotus 72
13. Dutch Grand Prix 1973
14. Monaco 1970
15. The Funeral
16. Across The Sun

Superswede — 2nd edition

Superswede — 2nd edition

This is the 2nd edition of the soundtrack to the film Superswede by Matti Bye, printed in a limited run of 300 special edition copies.  The second edition features new front and back cover artwork from the first edition, which was pressed in 150 copies and sold out in the first week. Pre-order now to ensure you get a copy.  Delivery expected between the 13th and 20th of September, 2017.

Pre—order here:
https://klangbox.se/shop/rotorlp013b
The last remaining copies of the first edition is available at:
Recordmania, Stockholm
An Ideal For A Living, Stockholm
Pet Sounds, Stockholm
Nostalgipalatset, Stockholm

Superswede — A film about Ronnie Peterson with music composed by Matti Bye

Superswede — A film about Ronnie Peterson with music composed by Matti Bye

Ronnie Peterson nicknamed “Superswede” was the fastest formula 1-driver in the 70s who never became a world champion. In this emotional film we trace Ronnie's life back to where it all started. From the small town of Almby, where he met his beloved Barbro, to the seductive jet-set and glamour of the racing circuits in the Formula 1-circus. They were like fish out of water trying to fit in, in a world of money and fame. Ronnie, just a down to earth working class hero with the looks of a movie star and gifted with a talent for speed. Suddenly he was mingling with the rich and the famous, and the stunning Barbro who always was by his side through all the hardships, when Ronnie challenged the unwritten rules of the game, binding him to unfair contracts and commercial issues. Ronnie's incredible talent eventually takes him to the top, being the fastest driver of them all, but when he stands on the threshold of becoming a true contender for the world championship, fate intervenes one tragic September Sunday at Monza, 1978. A day when Sweden came to a standstill and the entire world held its breath. Starring Nina Kennedy, Niki Lauda, Emerson Fittipaldi, Sir Jackie Stewart, Mario Andretti, Jody Scheckter and John Watson among others. With music composed by Matti Bye.

Ronnie. Husband. Father. Icon. He was Superswede.

The original music for the film is available on vinyl in a limited edition of 150 copies — In stores Friday August 18th!

Pre-order your copy here:
https://klangbox.se/shop/rotorlp013

For more information about the film:
https://superswede.se

Purchase the first batch of tickets here:
https://www.sf.se/film/NCG798549/superswede-en-film-om-ronnie-peterson

Kalbjärga Film Festival (27—28 july)

Kalbjärga Film Festival (27—28 july)

A film festival showing early 35mm film with a carbon arc projector, accompanied by live music and a screening of a new film work by a special invited contemporary visual artist.

Kalbjärga Gård is situated near Langhammars nature reserve; this tranquil setting gives the festival a special atmosphere and adds to the whole experience of seeing early film.

PROGRAM:

35 MM FILM

L’ours et la sentinelle (1903), Les flammes diaboliques (1907), Ruth et Boaz (1910), Ingeborg Holm (1913), Tösen från Stormyrtorpet (1917), Oidentifierad Lofoten (192?), Fiskodling i dammar (1922), En gammal teaterklenod (1928)    

The festivals projectionists are Teo Leff and Tia Marklund.

Accompanied by live music performed by:
Lisa Ulléen, Nina De Henney, Gul Tre (Leo Svensson, Johan Arrias, Henrik Olsson), Kristian Holmgren, Matti Bye, Varg, AnnaMelina

KATARINA LÖFSTRÖM
Avoid  (2013),  Downhill  (2015)

MAGICA LATERNA SHOW
Hanna & Bert Gradin

SKAPA KOLLEKTIV FILM
Scratch and paint on 35mm film that will be projected later during the festival

18.00 —
Bar and food    
Entrance 200 SEK (free for children under 12)

For more information:
http://www.mattibye.com/kalbjarga-film-festival
https://www.facebook.com/events/103708246884585/?active_tab=about

Private concert at The Magical Garden in Hollywood Knolls, June 9

Private concert at The Magical Garden in Hollywood Knolls, June 9

SMiLE! Presents:
A Night of Beautiful Music at the Magical Garden

with

HOLLYWOOD KNIGHTZ (Christof Certik & Rob Campanella)
ADRIAN BOURGEOIS
MATTI BYE (Sweden)
MAYYA & The Revolutionary Hell Yeah (SF)
BABY COPPERHEAD (NY)

Doors 7pm
Music 8pm

Hosted by The Peach Cobbler Gang
Suggested donation $10-20

The Magical Garden is a lovely private venue in the Hollywood Knolls. If you'd like to attend, you MUST rsvp to herrneilson@gmail.com

For more details:
https://www.facebook.com/events/210093112810810/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%2222%22%2C%22feed_story_type%22%3A%2222%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D&pnref=story

 

Upcoming shows in San Francisco and Los Angeles

Upcoming shows in San Francisco and Los Angeles

3 JUNE, 2017 @ SAN FRANCISCO SILENT FILM FESTIVAL, SAN FRANCISCO

19:00  Battleship Potemkin (1925), 1h9m
Matti Bye Ensemble + Lau Nau
More info

 

4 JUNE, 2017 @ SAN FRANCISCO SILENT FILM FESTIVAL, SAN FRANCISCO

12:00  Terje Vigen (1917), 1h5m
Matti Bye Ensemble + Lau Nau
More info

 

7 JUNE, 2017 @ THE CINEFAMILY, LOS ANGELES

19:30  The Phantom Carriage (1921), 1h44m
Matti Bye solo piano
More info

Klangbox — New webshop

Klangbox — New webshop

My back catalogue and old record releases are now available for physical purchase in one place!  Prior record CD releases such as "Drömt", "Körkarlen" and "The Joyless Street”, plus more recent vinyl offerings such as the soundtracks to "Den Allvarsamma Leken" (A Serious Game) and  “Faro”, plus "Elephant & Castle" (Matti Bye, Mattias Olsson & Martina Hoogland Ivanow) and "Speculum" by Maailma (Matti Bye, Lau Nau & Kristian Holmgren).  Visit the Klangbox webshop HERE

The soundtrack to Häxan voted for the Authors' Jury at Rimusicazioni Film Festival

The soundtrack to Häxan voted for the Authors' Jury at Rimusicazioni Film Festival

The soundtrack by Matti Bye composed to Häxan: Whichcraft Through the Ages from 1922 was voted for the Authors' Jury at 2016 Rimusicazioni Film Festival with the motivation:

“Matti Bye’s soundtrack for the film "Häxan" stood out for the way it enhanced the content of the film’s sequences to maximum effect, intimately complementing the theme, atmosphere and various elements in the scenes. The central musical theme, while remaining consistent, ranges between highly evocative free allusions and thematic uniformity in a bewitching flow of wide-ranging sequences, without ever losing expressive tension.”

Read more about the nominations and winners here:
https://www.facebook.com/notes/rimusicazioni-film-festival/rff-xvii-2016-the-winners/1812292112360956

 

Den Allvarsamma Leken LP available now

Den Allvarsamma Leken LP available now

The original soundtrack from the motion picture "Den Allvarsamma Leken" (A Serious Game) with music composed by Matti Bye is already released digitally via Cosmos Music but is now finally available as a limited edition vinyl LP and can be found in following stores:

An Ideal for Living
Södermannagatan 19, Stockholm

Nostalgipalatset
Sankt Eriksgatan 101, Stockholm

Pet Sounds
Skånegatan 53, Stockholm

Record Mania
Östgötagatan 2, Stockholm

Not living in Stockholm? Order a copy online by sending an e-mail to john@tonaserenad.com

Matti Bye — Den Allvarsamma Leken LP
€15.00 + shipping