MATstudio is a new series to focus on the music being made by Jonny Nash and Diego Herrera (Suzanne Kraft) in their Amsterdam Studio.
MAT records always aim to encapsulate a particular sound palette or sonic “world”. Whilst the mini-album/EP format is often ideal for this, it is important for us to balance these more measured, conceptual works with the spirit of chaos and spontaneity which often inhabits our studio. MATstudio provides us with an outlet for this aspect of our work.
The format, a vinyl record with two long-form compositions, allows us to showcase the range of material produced as a result of Nash and Herrera’s improvisations, experiments and accidents. Many of the fragments are the results of filtering ideas through new production techniques and tools. Some feature friends and collaborators. MATstudio works are an ode to the infinite possibilities that result in keeping a curious mind and a desire to learn.
1. In Strange Company He Spoke Softly 17:04
2. The Land Through Which We Pass 18:00
Format: 12-inch Vinyl LP
Label: Melody As Truth
Released: April 2019
Genre: Ambient / New Age / Electronic