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Matthew Hayes ~ Codeine Dream Loop (PRE~ORDER)
LP / 12" Vinyl
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Bedroom Suck presents the latest work from Matthew Hayes;

  • Pressed to classic black vinyl
  • Released on Bedroom Suck 
  • Mixed by Matthew Hayes
  • Mastered by Joseph Buchan in Melbourne

Veteran bassist of 30/70, Z*F*E*X, Cousin Tony's Brand New Firebird and more, enigmatic composter and multi-instrumentalist Matthew Hayes returns with an album of twenty-two vignettes that draw upon loops, fragments, demo recordings and samples from his entire back catalog, creating a pastiche of lost fragments and memories that unite to form a seamless whole of ambient and experimental work. Bass guitar, drum kit, string sections, bells and more merge with vocal samples, field recordings, fragments of previous works and unheard demos to create a patchwork quilt of warm, hallucinatory compositions .

This collection, titled Codeine Dream Loop, plays upon the hazy dream-like states that come upon us all at various times. 

Assembled at his studio in Coburg on the lands of the Wurundjeri Woi wurrung people in late 2021, the record, like many seen this year, has been deeply influenced by Melbourne’s extended lockdowns during various stages of the Covid-19 pandemic, a period that lasted a staggering total of 263 days in isolation.

So we are presented with six years worth of fragments, recordings, ideas and dreams, a window into the first phase of an artist’s career as a solo composer. The record is intimate to say the least, sometimes deathly quiet, sometimes breaking into song like a sunbeam through cloud.

Samples on the record include guest appearances from many of Hayes’ frequent collaborators: Joel Trigg, Josh Kelly, Hannes Lackmann and more. It was mixed by Hayes before being mastered by Joseph Buchan in Melbourne, also known for his own fragmentary work under the pseudonym Other Joe.