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ARTIST
TITLE
Tomrum
FORMAT
LP

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CATALOG #
AR 105LP AR 105LP
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RELEASE DATE
4/12/2019

LP version. Mattimatti is two Mattis living in different countries -- Sweden (Malmö) and Germany (Berlin). They travel around the world playing music whilst asking themselves, "who are we?". The answer seems to change just as their surroundings do, but the music stays with them and so does their friendship. It is cliché that it's hard to put a label on music; to say it has almost become a cliché itself. But the whole meaning of music is to listen to it and create one's own world. To create one's own world one needs space, space that is not interrupted by either style or defining categories. Mattimatti is an attempt to step into that space, creating music built solely on improvisation. Tomrum is an invitation to places not yet known, where rhythmic, suggestive and meditative soundscapes meet the present moment. As friends and musicians Mattimatti welcome the unexpected, living in a world full of confusion when it comes to identity. They are trying to stay connected; it is a constant task. They met on the streets of Berlin in spring 2013 while playing on the streets. After they played for the first time together, there was no question that they could travel a musical journey together from that day. Mattimatti was initiated; on their quest they began playing improvised tunes on sitar and hanging on the street while traveling through Sweden and Germany. This lead them to be invited to numerous festivals all over Europe while constantly developing their music and sound. Since then their set has added new instruments such as a drum kit, African harps, sitar, guitar, harmonica, clarinet, and vocals, extending the sound with a space echo. The long, intimate tunes that created here have an original structure and sound. There is a certain present resting in the music which is hard to describe but easy to experience. Their live concerts have been dubbed mythical, hypnotic, magic and epic -- traveling is the biggest influence on their music. Mattimatti are now both based in Berlin and Malmo and work together with the contemporary circus, dance, and music group Kollektiv Knaster.