Tuesday, November 1, 2016

11/1/16

A few updates:

The 4-song EXTORTION 12" is finished (label TBA)
"Street Cleaner" b/w "After Midnight" 7" is finished (Death Wound Intl, 2017)
"Black Leather And Stainless Steel" CS Repress is coming soon (Musica Originale)

New Music:




Available as a digital EP:

Buried In Ice

"Buried In Ice" - Three electronic dark ambient/drone dirges written for two live shows in Seattle, WA and Portland, OR during May 2015. The songs were written to be performed entirely live using an array of hardware analog and digital gear being run by the Roland MC-50 sequencer. These 3 tracks were recorded live direct to a Sony stereo cassette player from an Allen and Heath Zed 14 mixing board during extended jam sessions at Second Variety Studio. They are presented as they were recorded, warts and all, without any further processing. Since they were intended to be performed lived there is no reverb on any of the tracks as the venues they played in provided natural reverberation. The performance of these three songs was a one (or two)-off experience and there are no further plans to re-record the music.

The proceeds from the sale of this digital EP go towards funding the next Musica Originale release as well as upgrading Second Variety Studio.

Thanks for checking in, I'll have more updates soon.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

WHITEST HUNTERS, BLACKEST HEARTS NOW AVAILABLE


NOW AVAILABLE - Whitest Hunters, Blackest Hearts (Musica Originale 005, Suite 309 S309-320)

Purchase here - https://matthewakers.bandcamp.com/album/whitest-hunters-blackest-hearts

150 Copies pressed in total, about 16 remain on my end so get them quick!

Listen -



I'm down to my final few copies of Bayern CS, Mythical Abyss CS, and Lacerate 7" with no plans to repress any of them.

Just got re-stocked on the Tough To Kill LP.

Everything can be purchased at matthewakers.bandcamp.com

Up Next:
BURIED IN ICE

Thanks! 

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

MYTHICAL ABYSS / LACERATE / WHBH




NOW AVAILABLE - Mythical Abyss Revisited/Repress. There were 50 pressed and I have about 9 left. If you own a first press of MA and want to upgrade your MP3's email me at mattakersmusic@gmail.com.




Lacerate b/w O.B. 7" Lathe is pretty much sold out but I stashed a few away for shows, so if you see me soon you can get one there.




Whitest Hunters, Blackest Hearts CS is finished and will be released on June 23rd by Musica Originale and Suite 309.

COMING SOON -  BURIED IN ICE

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

WHITEST HUNTERS, BLACKEST HEARTS Preview

I just finished my newest album WHITEST HUNTERS, BLACKEST HEARTS. I put up a preview on my soundcloud, check it out here -


It will be coming out on Suite 309 soon! Speaking of which, go to Suite 309's Bandcamp page.

Track Listing 
A1 - Arrival
A2 - Western Horizon
A3 - Soldier Of Fortune
A4 - Paradise
B1 - Black Coffee
B2 - Last Patrol
B3 - Sniper
B4 - Losers

Instruments - Kurzweil K2500RS, Ensoniq SQ-80, Novation Bass Station 2, Oberheim Matrix 1000,   E-MU Orbit V2, E-MU Proteus 1 + 2, Roland JV-1010, E-MU Pro/Cussion, Alesis HR-16.

SHOWS - I'm playing 2 shows coming up.

5/18 at Kremwerk in SEATTLE, WA. It's earlier in the day, starts at 6pm and ends at 9pm.
5/28 at TurnTurnTurn in PORTLAND, OR. W/Kyle Landstra

RE-RELEASES -

New cassette pressings of MYTHICAL ABYSS and BLACK LEATHER AND STAINLESS STEEL are still coming, just waiting on the artwork, shouldn't be too much longer.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Mythical Abyss Repress and New Song

Just a couple of things. In addition to the Black Leather And Stainless Steel CS repress I am also repressing the long out of print Mythical Abyss CS in an edition of 40 copies. I have remastered the original 4-track tape and added additional sounds so it's very much a "revisit" as well. Look for those sometime in late March.

I recorded a track in January as well which I have posted below. Channeling a mid/late-80's Industrial vibe with this one. Have a listen:



I'll update when I have more information to share. Thanks!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

END OF 2014

Thank you everyone for another year of support. At this point, the music landscape is overloaded. Everyone has a band and everyone in those bands has a side project or 3 so it means a lot to me that you'd spend your time listening to and buying releases by me.

I am now located in Portland, Oregon and am looking forward to playing a lot more shows in 2015. I have a lot of plans for next year so keep checking back for more news.

Before I shut down for 2014 I recorded a couple of songs and put them up on various sites, check them out below.


"Underground Tunnel" is a track I recorded using nothing but the $40-ish dollar synthesizer/rompler E-MU Proteus 1. I'm channeling my inner-Prince of Darkness era Carpenter/Howarth.


"Rouge Main Title" is all Korg Wavestation. I love this synth and would own 100 if I could, with enough space provided, of course.

Coming in 2015 -
Lacerate (Detroit Mix) b/w OB 7"
Black Leather and Stainless Steel CS Repress
Whitest Hunters, Blackest Hearts CS

Friday, October 31, 2014

SUONI DELL'ORRORE VOL. 3 FREE DL

You can stream and download my latest Suoni Dell'Orrore horror mix from soundcloud.



5 unreleased songs from me and some other cues culled from the depths...

I have a few cassette copies left available here - https://matthewakers.bandcamp.com/merch

Happy Halloween!