Music For Insomniacs… And Vinyl Hunters!
© Matt Berry / Acid Jazz
Matt Berry‘s long awaited Music For Insomniacs Part IVproject will be released in May, with a preview except available for Record Store Day.
Featuring choral vocals, soothing synths, conga drums and other sounds you can drift away too, the project was completed prior to the Kill The Wolf sessions, but was deemed too ‘out there’ to release as the direct follow up to Witchazel.
Recorded during Matt’s own bouts of insomnia, every note was recorded in solitary isolation during the nights when sleep wasn’t an option.
Now a two-track sampler will be released as a limited edition 7″ via Acid Jazz as part of this year’s RSD celebrations on April 19th, which see vinyl fans across the land queue for hours and hours to try and get collector’s edition records before e-bay scammers buy them all up to sell them on for inflated prices. Let’s just say it’s a nice concept, but if you really want one of these, you’re going to have to beat the odds!
Previews of the tracks can be heard now via Juno Records, which does suggest there may be further chances to bag one of the 500 copies if they don’t sell out on the day. Matt’s previous RSD release, the 2010′s The Badgers Wake, was later sold on tour, so if we hear of any more places to pick up a copy we’ll keep you posted.
The full collection will be released in May. We’ll bring you pre-order links as soon as we have them, so stay peeled.
Someone called "Ranslow-Who" has written an impassioned letter to Mr. Berry on Tumblr saying he's wrong to discredit "bronze". Look up "Gold Vs Bronze". While totally missing the point somewhat, it's a rather fascinating read.
Ok I found it, lol. Yeah looks like they’re reading waaaay too much into it, lol. Maybe they’re a metallurgist or something, lol. Hey, it’s just a song lyric.
I think you've misunderstand me somewhat. By "Tumbling" I meant "Tumblr-ing" (sadly) and also I was talking about an article, an impassioned plea by "Ranslow-Who" entitled Gold Vs Bronze. I can't post links in the bloody ask box! Goddamn Tumblr. You'll have to look it up.
Um I’m not sure I understand what you’re saying. What is the context? Did I miss something?
Came across Gold VS Bronze whilst tumbling Berry . I hope he reads this.
Have you seen the latest Dirtybritcomconfession about Mr. Berry? Bloody Hell!
No I have not, I will take a look.
I want to be you. My husband wants to be with you. What would you recommend?
Ease off the drugs maybe? O_o
Is there anywhere that I can download Monkey Trousers and All Star Comedy Show?
As far as I know there is nowhere to get Monkey Trousers. I don’t know anything about that other show.
Save the date April 19, 2014 Record Store Day
For those of you in London that means Matt’s long awaited Music For Insomniacs! I hope it won’t be long before we here in the States can get our hands on this!!
BBCs Silk star Maxine Peake sounds off on Matt Berry
What shows do you never miss?
Toast of London is a must-watch. Matt Berry’s off-the-wall humour is slightly surreal and a little bit deviant. That’s why I also love House of Fools. Vic and Bob have always made me laugh and this is right up there with their best work.
Read the rest of the interview here
MATT MUSIC MONDAY — I Saw The Light (cover)
Matt’s lovely rendition of a Todd Rundgren song. Can’t help loving this!
Also from Velvet Onion…
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