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Over the past nine years with his band Air Formation, Matt Bartram has proven to be one of the most prolific, consistent and most respected songwriters of the second wave of shoegazing. Not one to sit still, always feeling the need to keep moving forward, Matt has also released music as The Static Silence (a collaboration with Rachel Goldstar: Experimental Aircraft, Eau Claire & All In The Golden Afternoon).
In addition Matt has spent the last few years recording more experimental excursions at home on his eight track. These recordings generally spawn from improvisations based around simple rhythms and drone. His aim is to create hypnotic, mesmerising and uplifting tracks which reflect a more ambient feel. Matt Bartram’s highly regarded debut solo album ‘Arundel’, was released in March 2008 by Drifting Falling.
The follow up ‘Left to Memory’ features some of Bartram’s most compelling work to date, solo or otherwise, and displays a jaw-dropping mastery of texture, melody and drive that knows when to pull in the reigns and when to take the safety off. For this latest outing he’s brought in his mate Christian Savill (Slowdive, Monster Movie) to help drive the point home (Twelve String Loop).