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Across the Ether

by Si Matthews

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Árni Grétar
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Árni Grétar CD been a great company in the car to my adventures in Iceland. Simon clearly is one of the best ambient producers in the world atm. Wonderful stuff. Favorite track: In Stone.
Heath H
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Heath H An absolutely sweeping, epic release that raises the bar for ambient space music. Highly recommended! Favorite track: Across the Ether Parts 1 & 2.
Scubadevils
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Scubadevils This is absolutely stunning, the album really works as a journey in a true album sense - meant to be listened to from start to finish. Clear 90s influence, an amazing listening experience. Mr Matthews is an incredibly talented producer.
Charles Urban
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Charles Urban Straight from the glory days of 90's ambient electronica. I really love every track, but Proxima Centauri gave me flash backs to Heavenly Music Corporation. Awesome! Favorite track: Proxima Centauri.
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The Search 10:19
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Isolated 08:00
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In Stone 11:00
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Last Exit 05:46
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Encountered 08:07
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Si Matthews's Carpe Sonum debut, Tales of Ten Worlds, glorified the Namlook template to usher in new vistas of expansive headtones; to mix Fax-ian metaphors, something like an ‘environmental space music’ that trafficked in Germanic kosmische traditions while not becoming wholly subservient to them. On Across the Ether, Matthews’ manages to find a way deeper into the cosmos with a purity of essence and engulfing outreach, using a broad range of merry modules to free your mind for your soul to follow. Beginning with the prickly drone clusters, shimmering galactic bubblewrap, and moog-esque whoosh of opener “The Search”, snatches of abandoned astronauts dialog frozen in a distant quasar’s bandwidth eerily paint a picture of beings trapped in all-encompassing voids, the light of farflung orbs their only accompanying illumination. It’s an utterly compelling beginning that finds Matthews doing what ‘classic’ synth/space music does best: erect whole new imagistic textures never before heard, considered, or contemplated. With the ‘renaissance’ of electronic and synth-generated music going on full-force for nigh on a decade now, Matthews remains one of the movement's most talented young whippersnappers, amorphous by decree, providing us with, to borrow an album title from Hawkwind, astounding sounds, amazing music.

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released October 6, 2018

All tracks written by Si Matthews.

Mastered by David Morley.

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