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
'Forest In The Sea', taken off my forthcoming album This Forgotten Land, is featured on The Wire Tapper 45 that comes the November issue of The Wire Magazine.
This Forgotten Land is available for pre-orders now:
"Matti Bye is a unique artist who can create beautiful music where others would fail. This Forgotten land is a testament to his talent of painting wonderful pictures with music, and drawing in the audience in a way where they won’t want to let go." 4/5 by Vinyl Chapters
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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.
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Press so far on "This Forgotten Land":
▶︎ Self-Titled on 'Galloping Waves'
▶︎ Headphone Commute on 'Melt'
▶︎ Clash Magazine on 'Absence'
▶︎ Ransom Note on 'Silence'
Pre–orders are also available via Klangbox Distribution.
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.
'Absence', the first single off the 'This Forgotten Land' album to be released on November 3rd, 2017 on Tona Serenad has been premiered by Clash Magazine.
Read the full article here.
Listen to 'Absence' here.