catalogue

SAWYER, MATHEW

SLEEP DREAMT A BROTHER (FIRE RECORDS)

SAWYER, MATHEW - SLEEP DREAMT A BROTHER 65094
format:
1 CD
release:
11.10.2013
label:
FIRE RECORDS
item ID:
65094
barcode:
0809236126627
Mournful, lush arrangements that sound almost medieval at times with stark strings, classical guitar and piano overlaid by MATTHEW SAWYER's bare, distinctive vocals and creepy foley sound effects.

The record is a place. Not the representation of a place, but something inhabitable. With a clearer vision than his other records, the album is very notably about death.

SAWYER wrote and recorded the majority of the album following the loss of three friends a few months apart in 2011 and completed it two weeks before his son was born.

The record views life and death as just a memory or a dream of the other, and tries to reconcile the gap between them.

It considers the dream world to be just as valid an experience as the waking world, and that death is like a dream we'll have.

Mathew says; "When I die, I'd like to die in the night time as dreaming in sleep is not of this world anyway.

Lost in a dream is nothing to be afraid of." The album was recorded and produced by Sawyer at his home.

Although this record is under his own name, previously he has gone by the name of MATHEW SAWYER & THE GHOSTS, and before that just THE GHOSTS.

He has released two albums, "Blue Birds Blood" in 2006 on Catbird Records (USA) then 2007 on Stolen Recordings (UK), and "How Snakes Eat" in 2010 on Fire Records.

"In Mathew Sawyer's world, love is important, but seems less important than the circumstances and details of itself.

Just because Mathew Sawyer's voice is odd, doesn't mean he'll fall back lazy on sung melodies.

Originality squared is something infinite. Mathew Sawyer says and does things that feel right at the time." - QUIETUS "Sawyer's sweetly faltering voice and darkly surreal lyrics complete the intriguing, pathos-drenched picture" - UNCUT
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. NEW BIRD TO BE
  • 1.2. FEEEELING
  • 1.3. DON'T TELL THE OTHERS WHAT WE WERE
  • 1.4. THE FORGETTING HEAD
  • 1.5. OCTOBER ALL THE TIME
  • 1.6. SLEEP DREAMT A BROTHER
  • 1.7. DEATH IS LIKE A DREAM WE'LL HAVE
  • 1.8. ANOTHER WORLD
  • 1.9. THE GOLDEN HEART
  • 1.10. HOW TO WORK