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  • earn – performance – ekhein

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    used, recommended
    Two full length live recordings. Ranging from an earlier, more long-form set in Chicago 2009 to a more recent set of several pieces recorded this previous fall in St. Louis.


  • protein den – Cml – ekhein

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    used
    gordon ashworth & matthew sullivan
    Recorded via mail summer 2007.


  • earn – their simple nature – ekhein

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    Two songs concerning the hypnosis of ones surroundings. Guitar, obscured piano and tape. Crawling out of the void on hands and knees only to be confronted with more obstacles once again in the real world. Some of the most melodic recordings to date.
    Limited to 75 copies.
    -ekhein


  • earn – hell on earth – bathetic

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    With Hell On Earth, Matthew Sullivan embraces the foggy symbolism of great tribulation. Weaving the streets of Los Angeles, signs pointing to a rapturous date.

    The album is a dense offering that embraces grit to create a pure ambient recording, nothing less. As a record, it is absolute, sonically blown out and powerful; never background music. Hell On Earth sits in the middle of the room and pulls everything into it.

    Free from the trappings of the typical minimalistic, droning output many artists serve up, Earn’s Hell On Earth moves boldly and seems to sweep through an entire city like a strong wind. The melodies, while meditative, are never reserved — they move steadfast with grace.

    There’s nothing light or sparse in these recordings — they are of substance, rigorous, and fluid. Hell On Earth is a jump in character, a swift change of pace, and an exercise in bending the innate into ominous immersion.

    **Edition of 300 WHITE vinyl records, includes a Digital Download Card of the album


  • earn – performance II – ekhein LAST series

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    Folks always announce “EAST COAST TOUR” and it means a handful of dates travelling from philly to new york and maybe boston. weak.

    thankfully there’s folks like matt/EARN out there grinding the road down into oblivion, blisteringly long runs across the US. Deeep zoned out white line blurring drives across the us. When Matt comes through asheville which has thankfully many times, u can tell he’s starting to lose it a little to the road, fried & harried from eating and sleeping in too many random places. But then he sits down to play and completely locks it in. letting loose an amazing set that has the whole room hummin

    Probably best if you go ahead and turn this disc up as loud as you can. recommended.



    THE SECOND “PERFORMANCE” RELEASE DOCUMENTS A SET AT THE BCA CENTER IN BURLINGTON, VERMONT DURING THE US TOUR WITH MIRROR TO MIRROR IN NOVEMBER OF 2011. PERFORMING USING ONLY LIVE CASSETTE PLAYBACK AND MANIPULATION OF GUITAR RECORDINGS AS THE SOUND SOURCE. THIS RELEASE CAPTURES A MORE SUBTLE, AMBIENT SIDE IN A NUMBER OF SHORTER PIECES WITH A FINALE OF HEAVILY LAYERED WAVES OF LOOPS USING THE 4 TRACK RECORDER AS AN INSTRUMENT, WITH DETAIL PAID TOWARDS THE MIXING OF SOUND AND THE SPEED OF THE CASSETTE AS A TOOL FOR EXPANDING MELODIES. RECORDED BY OLIVER MITCHELL, MASTERED BY M. GEDDES GENGRAS, AND PHOTOS BY GREG DAVIS.


  • earn – a following shadow – ppm

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    Earn is Matthew Sullivan, known to some already as Privy Seals, his extremely harsh noise project, collaborator with underground ambient artist Sean McCann, owner of the cassette label Ekhein, one half of the group 1958-2009 and former member of the legendary Deep Jew. A prolific gentleman with an ear for blissful engulfing tones and radiance that go beyond ambient or shoe gaze. His project Earn stands as a testament at his ability to use minimalism as an approach to guitar playing to find sounds, exude gentle brushes of color and embrace the emotional state of the player. 

    On his record “A Following Shadow” which happens to be the first official Earn “album” (all previous releases were cassettes under his own Ekhein label) Matthew gives himself to us in 7 tracks of ambient goodness that take you to different moments and states within himself but intended for the listener. In his own words ” The basic theme of the record from the start was to illustrate the feeling of being outside of yourself. Almost as though you are witnessing your own life from someone elses viewpoint at all times and losing all connection to the people and events that could be possibly change your life forever.” Recorded in the attic basement and mastered by Sean McCann, this highly personal record shows an already profound experimental musician coming into his own, creating dense compositions and at moments creating glorious tonal perfection.

    Having toured and recorded with friends and fellow collaborators Rene Hell and Infinite Body, Earn is a heavy force in the Los Angeles scene that has birthed a new generation of interpreters of sonic ambience and emotionally fueled non-noise that fits into itself and nowhere else. “A Following Shadow” is a work that upon first listen makes the listener fully aware that the music contained is heavy and real. A record that moves at the pace of Earn’s life at a specific viewing with chronological songs about love, fear and being numb, being terrified of being a human and lastly a song about taking it all in and living with it.