stretta / Escape Philosphy

Mar 05 2011 12:15 PM

I ran into this guy (one Matthew G. Davidson) via Sonoio. He does modular synth, ambient piano like Brian Eno, and some of both. The synth is just badass cool and talented. The piano is calm, relaxing, and not classical nor new age trash. You can listen to all of his stuff between Bandcamp and SoundCloud.

Discography

A Towering Achievement of Indescribable Beauty

Beautiful and relaxing ambient piano. I think I like it a little better than Brood XIV.

On Bandcamp for $5 or legally download MP3s free via torrent.1

Brood XIV

Sister album to ATAOIB (with “overdubs of modular synth”). More goodness.

On Bandcamp for $5 or legally download MP3s free via torrent.

A Funneled Stone

A modular synth album. This is how I was introduced to stretta. It’s fun to listen to, but I keep forgetting I have it. Then I remember and have a nice sort of surprise. Some of the tracks remind me of the creepy parts of the Halo soundtrack. My favorite track is The Future Never Spoke; it sounds like something out of an old video game except in higher fidelity.

On Bandcamp for $7.99.

Error Correction

It’s been a while since I listened to this one, but as I remember it’s an EP in the style of A Funneled Stone.

On Bandcamp for $5.

Samples

He also has some samples for download if you’re into that sort of thing.


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