matthew barlow

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  • matthew barlow – product – self released

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    High-bias c30 with full color double-sided j card and labels. Each tape gets a unique, handmade insert with hand-written recording notes on one side, and a vintage ad cutout on the other. Home dubbed, one tape at a time in real time. Album art features original photographs by Richard Auxillo (Los Angles, CA) – created exclusively for this release. www.auxiliofaux.tumblr.com

    “Product” is the third tape release from sound artist, Matthew Barlow. Being a sonic meditation on consumerism, the arrangement (comprised of two 15 min pieces) shifts back and forth from warm synths and cold, vacant textures.

    All sounds and instrumentation were created from processed field recordings taken at a local grocery market. The entire piece is an improvisational performance, recorded in one take, with minimal editing in post.

    Best enjoyed with headphones.



  • matthew barlow – hatha – inner islands

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    Just being, without striving. A place of stillness.”

    For Martha

    Recorded at home Jan – Mar, 2016
    Produced, performed, arranged by Matthew Barlow

    Mastering and artwork by Sean Conrad

    Matthew Barlow:
    field recordings, soft synths, flute


  • matthew barlow & andy loebs – northwest passage – twin spring tapes

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    twin spring tapes 001

    High-bias c45 with full color, double-sided j card and labels. Each tape gets a unique, handmade insert with hand-written recording notes on one side, and a landscape cutout on the other. Home dubbed, one tape at a time in real time.
    Limited Edition of 50 copies.


  • matthew barlow – of waves – rainbow pyramid

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    Good Vibrations from Twin Springs Tapes founder Matthew Barlow


  • matthew barlow – now age – phinery tapes

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    Now Age is the latest offering from Asheville, NC sound artist, Matthew Barlow. The 50 minute long release is comprised of four pieces – each performed using original synth patches (created by Matthew) derived from a singular granular sample. Threaded throughout the four pieces are field recordings – including birds, ocean surf, crickets, and more – recorded by Barlow either at his home in the country or out during his travels.

    The title Now Age could be considered as a commentary of New Age music – specifically it’s spiritual nature -yet the title’s true intent may best be interpreted as a dismissal altogether of New Age music’s mystical ideologies. However, the album by no means wishes to present a brash, atheistic agenda. Content with suspending supernatural belief for a moment, Now Age contemplates the nature of life, and marvels at the idea that we – conscious beings – are all composed of and a part of a majestic cosmos. No mysticism need be invoked should we desire to be amazed by our existence in this world. It is that we exist at all in this expansive universe and that we are connected to it – these are the meditations of Now Age.

    Above all, Now Age hopes the listener may deepen their understanding of humankind’s connection with the cosmos and our story within it.

    ‘We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.’
    – Carl Sagan


  • matthew barlow – fields – self released

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    used
    cdr version of self released tape.

    “This release was created & inspired largely from processing two 15 min sessions of electric guitar recorded to tape.

    Original photograph by miranda wildman.
    Composed, recorded, produced by matthew barlow
    Mastered by dylan jung & matthew barlow

    Recorded June 2012. Asheville, NC. Catalog #001”


  • matt barlow & andy loebs – northwest passage – twin spring tapes

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    “Northwest Passage” is a collaboration between sound artist Matthew Barlow and multi-instrumentalist, Andy Loebs – both from Asheville, NC.

    Not quite sure what to expect, Matt & Andy got together and recorded several improvised sessions together. There were no directions, no plans – they simply setup and started playing. After the initial sessions were recorded, Barlow went back and processed the sessions, arranging them into the final version you hear now.

    The album is a journey through sound & texture, emotion & imagination, dreams & visions. Explore “Northwest Passage” for yourself and discover it’s horizons.

    Matthew Barlow: guitar, tape manipulation, sound processing
    Andy Loebs: drums, guitar, tape manipulation