Susan Matthews

Ordering Information

- To buy direct from Siren Wire please click the relevant Paypal buttons. CDs are hand-made to order by Susan Matthews and are usually despatched within 48 hours. If you have any questions please email susanmatthews@fsmail.net

- A number of Susan's releases are available for listening and/or downloading in a number of formats here: http://susanmatthews.bandcamp.com/

- Norman Records also stock the Siren Wire label - they occasionally have deleted items. Please click here for their Siren Wire Catalogue: http://www.normanrecords.com/poogle/index.php?q=sirenwire

Susan Matthews 'Tales From The Forbidden Garden'

Susan Matthews
'Tales From The Forbidden Garden'

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Ninth Solo Album by Susan Matthews. Released Monday 30th April 2012. Featuring:
Who Speaks For Truth?, The Middle Road, Zenith, Chokeback, Skin Layers Scars, In Your Eyes, Wretched Mess, Flinch Recoil, Left Brain Anarchist, Almost As Already Is

Ten tracks in a printed, hand made, 'vinyl record' style card sleeve
Price: 6GBP to Anywhere in the World
Please note: Price includes Postage & Packing
Usually dispatched within 2 working days

Listen to/Download Tales From The Forbidden Garden here: http://susanmatthews.bandcamp.com/

Download of album includes full cd artwork

Motion.Silence.Echo.

Motion.Silence.Echo is available in three editions: Deluxe, Standard and Digital

Order the Deluxe Version of Motion.Silence.Echo.

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Two discs in individual full colour sleeves and a folded colour inlay all housed inside a white card 'pouch'. The entire package is hand made by Susan.

Price: £8.98 to Anywhere in the World
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Order the Standard Version of Motion.Silence.Echo.

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A single disc in a plastic sleeve with a full colour card insert. Hand made by Susan.

Price: £5 to Anywhere in the World
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Listen to the entire album and download in a variety of formats

http://susanmatthews.bandcamp.com/album/motion-silence-echo
(download of the full album includes PDFs of all the artwork)

Alone In The Midnight Ocean

Susan Matthews
'Alone In The Midnight Ocean'

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Eighth Solo Album. Released Monday 1st August 2011. Featuring:
A Pig Shaped Hole In The Universe, Red Throated End Game, My Son's Heart, Invisibility As A Form Of Self-Defence, Decline, Babies In My Dream, Imperfect Prisms, Shy Child, My Name Is Blind

Nine tracks in a full colour, hand made, card sleeve (similar to vinyl record) with full colour inner sleeve
Price: 5GBP to Anywhere in the World
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Alone In The MIdnight Ocean can also be downloaded in a variety of formats here: http://susanmatthews.bandcamp.com/

Download of full album includes FREE download copy of The Sea Breathes ep together with full cd artwork for both releases

To order Alone In The Midnight Ocean and The Sea Breathes at the special price of £7GBP please use the paypal button below:

The Sea Breathes

Susan Matthews
'The Sea Breathes'

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Susan Matthews - The Sea Breathes ep
Released by Siren Wire Recordings
Catalogue Number SW96

Four track ep featuring remixes/alternate versions of tracks from Alone In The Midnight Ocean

Featuring:
Imperfect Prisms (Video Version), Invisibility As A Form Of Self-Defence (Full Version), My Son's Heart (No Piano Version), My Name Is Blind (Instrumental Version)

Released Monday 1st August 2011
Price: 5GBP to Anywhere in the World
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Four tracks in a full colour, hand made, card 'envelope' style sleeve

The Sea Breathes can also be downloaded FREE with digital purchase of Alone In The MIdnight Ocean from: http://susanmatthews.bandcamp.com/

Void Moon

Susan Matthews
'Void Moon'

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Susan Matthews - Void Moon ep
Released by Siren Wire Recordings
Catalogue Number: SW95
Released Monday 27th June 2011

Tracks: The Moon Has Left Her Mark On Me Pt 2, The Lie That Never Asks Why, The Moon Has Left Her Mark On Me Pt 3, The Lie That Holds Up The Sky

Price: 5GBP to Anywhere in the World
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Four tracks in a full colour, hand made, card 'envelope' style sleeve

Void Moon can also be downloaded in a variety of formats here: http://susanmatthews.bandcamp.com/

The Whispering Void

Seventh Solo Album featuring:
The Sorrow That Never Leaves, Hidden, Piano For Roan, babycomeback,
The Moon Has Left Her Mark On Me, The Lie That Holds Up The Sky,
Time Will Leave Me Behind, Shani's Aqikah Gift, Dark Matter

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Released 19th August 2010

This gives off a claustrophobic feel right from the very start, with electronic effects that make you want to look over your shoulder...gentle piano...has an accompaniment of hushed voices, occasional spoken French, and...background noise that can be disturbing...It’s not a harsh or brash musical environment to be in...Unsettling and portentous in the main, but when the strings and piano get their grip on things, it’s also a weird delight...All in all, a sheer pleasure trip for anyone from the dark-side, an occasional delight for us mortals who prefer the light (Kev A, leicesterbangs.co.uk) This CDR is available to buy direct:

Price: £5 to Anywhere in the World
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Nine tracks in a jewel case with full colour hand made inserts

The Whispering Void is also available on itunes and all other major download stores

LightScapes

An exclusive mix created by Susan for the Garden Of Earthly Delights radio show, first broadcast 27th November 2009

Featuring:
Time Will Leave Me Behind, The Lie That Holds Up The Sky, In Water, Seven Tears,
Almost As Already Is, The Moon Has Left Her Mark On Me, Ellipse Theme, Slow Corrosion,
On Fire Island, Land Of Green Ginger, babycomeback

NB: this is one continuous mix, there are NO breaks between tracks

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This CDR is available to buy direct:

Price: £4 to Anywhere in the World
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Extended radio mix (close to 40 minutes) in hand made full colour card sleeve (similar to vinyl record sleeve) with photography by Bethany Resch

In Search Of The Shadow Walker

Sixth Solo Album featuring:
Water Takers, The Deepening Dark, On Gwendraeth Fach, Broken, The Age Of Hills, Charlotte's War, King Of The World, Llanrhidian Marsh, Shadow Walking

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'This is the first time I've heard Susan follow an entirely instrumental path and (with all due respect to her singing) it's something I'd certainly like to hear more of. She has a fully developed and thoroughly engrossing composition style that, aside from occasional brushes with the familiar (track 4 - Broken - would be perfectly at home on the soundtrack to Amelie), is an absolute delight. She weaves heavy, weighty, almost gothic, tapestries around delicate melodies and a prismatic exoticism. A beautiful album (Ian Holloway, Wonderful Wooden Reasons)

'Solo piano and birdsong...interspersed with ominous drone work and gothic, classically-inflected keyboards' (Volcanic Tongue)

'...matches brief, almost impressionistic piano, synth and keyboard pieces with subtle sound effects and snippets of natural sound. The mood is dreamlike and evanescent. Short tracks and plenty of variety make for an absorbing listen' (Terrascope)

This CDR is available to buy from Sonic Oyster Records.

Price: £5.50 to the UK, £6.00 to Anywhere in the World
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Please make payment for this release to sonicoysterrecords@yahoo.co.uk

Ten tracks in a plasic slip case with colour inserts

Autumnal Abduction

A four track CD/DVD EP featuring:
In Water, Earth Stammers, On Fire Island, The Fragile Air

An Audio/Video project with music by Susan Matthews and videos by Mark Ingram

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Autumnal Abduction has been screened at:
The F.O.N. Festival, Barrow-In-Furness, UK
The Lantern House, Ulverston, UK
Ship Of Fools London, UK
The Blast House Carmarthen, UK

Autumnal Abduction can be viewed on our audio/visual page

CD and DVD package in double jewel case with full colour hand-made inserts.

Released May 2010

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Temporal Echoes (A Retrospective)

Retrospective collection released to coincide with Susan's residency and performance at the 2009 F.O.N. (Full of Noises) Festival.

Featuring:
Splinters, mbox 2, A Dysfunctional Hush, Lifelore, Joy's Farewell, A Pig Shaped Hole In The Universe, On A Theme Of Falling, The Cartography Of Fear, Botanical Rite No.1, Dark Matter

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This CDR is available to buy direct.

Price: £4 to Anywhere in the World
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Ten tracks in a plasic slip case with colour inserts

Prague Soundtrack

One track ep featuring:
Prague Soundtrack (20:27)

(Limited Edition of 30 copies in a handmade card sleeve)

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Prague Soundtrack

Free Download release by Earth Monkey Productions

Prague Soundtrack

Download here: http://www.archive.org/details/emp067

Axis Vein

Fifth Solo Album featuring:
Splinters, Breech Wretch, Moon Tremors, The Blood Harvest, Bound, The Empty Auditorium, Flex, (Moon Bound), The Cartography Of Fear, The Architect's Demise

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’Axis Vein’ plays out like a piece of audio-theatre. Cinemascope sound-effects, swathes of industrial noise and ominous electronic tones make skeletal soundscapes that progressively intensify as layer on layer of skree piles on-top- the end result being a set of songs that play out like a requiem to lost dreams. ‘Axis Vein’ is interspersed by poignant and introspective segments of melancholic keys which are combined with electronic crackle and fuzz to create a dark and atmospheric soundscape

Matthews’ use and combination of subtle textures and pronounced dynamics makes you drift into a warm and inviting abyss from which you don’t want to leave. It is one of those releases that grows and grows on the listener with each listen and most definitely grabs the attention if listened to in a captive environment. So dim the lights, shut the curtains and lock into ‘Axis Vein’, you will not be disappointed (KS, Experimusic.com)

'...abrasive textures are punctuated with stuttered formulas and organic-noise floors that stretch and contort...tracks...shimmer with high frequency disturbances, lo-fi rumbles and rains of abrasive electronics, inverted sounds and loops. 'Axis Vein' succeeds because it has the power to interact with its audience and as such reward, it represents a marvelous and vibrant talent within the genre' (Michael Cunningham, Judas Kiss Magazine)

Released July 2008

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10 track cdr in a jewel case with hand made black and white inserts

If you require a different payment method please contact susanmatthews@fsmail.net

The Cartography Of Fear

Three track ep featuring:
The Cartography Of Fear 2, The Middle Child Has No Discernible Role,
The Cartography Of Fear 3

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(Limited Edition of 30 hand numbered copies)

This CDR is SOLD OUT

DreamScapes

An exclusive mix created by Susan for the Garden Of Earthly Delights radio show, first broadcast 11th April 2008

Featuring:
A Pig Shaped Hole In The Universe, My Name Is Safe In Your Mouth (with Nick Grey), Lifelore, Splinters, On A Theme Of Falling, Prague Soundtrack 2, Broken/Are You In My Comfort Zone?, Keel (Combined), Sanctuary, Blistered Sunlight, Breech Wretch, Grieving Naid

NB: this is one continuous mix, there are NO breaks between tracks

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Extended radio mix (close to 40 minutes) in a jewel case with hand made black and white inserts

The Garden Mix

An exclusive radio mix created by Head Gardener LIVE during his Garden Of Earthly Delights radio show, first broadcast 30th November 2007

Featuring:
mbox, Spiegelkabinett, Summer's Over, Samhain Lullaby, Veiled, Keel,
My Name Is Safe In Your Mouth, A Dysfunctional Hush, Missing, The Passing

NB: this is one continuous mix, there are NO breaks between tracks

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Extended radio mix (over 40 minutes) in a jewel case with hand made black and white inserts

The Silent Architect

Fourth Solo Album featuring:
Dawn, Spring Dancing, The Mariner's Lament, Spiegelkabinett, Through Form, Weals,
Almost February, Samhain Lullaby, Keel, The Passing

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Extracts from the 10 tracks:

The Silent Architect (extracts) by SirenWire

'Using the most fragile and lucid instrumentation and composition Susan guides us on journeys across the loneliest of landscapes. Her musicianship transporting us on a most melancholic distraction from reality. Beautiful' (Ian Holloway, Wonderful Wooden Reasons)

'The Silent Architect represents a real change in focus for Matthews; gone are the complex intertwining layers of dark sound, the emphasis being on gentle minimal sounds accompanied by carefully chosen field recordings. The end result is an interesting one as Matthews’ is still able to create an album that, while it is markedly different in content and style to her previous albums, is still very much recognizable as her work' (Paul Lloyd, Igloo Magazine)

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10 track cdr in a jewel case with full colour hand made inserts

If you require a different payment method please contact susanmatthews@fsmail.net

Silent Variations

Five track ep featuring alternative mixes of five songs from The Silent Architect album
Featuring:
Weals (Alt.Ver), Spiegelkabinett (Alt.Ver), Through Form To Form,
Lily (The Mariner's Lament), Keel (Impression)

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'Matthews...makes subtle but significant changes to a handful of (The Silent Architect) album tracks, often changing the mood and atmosphere completely' (Paul Lloyd, Igloo Magazine)

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Hope-Bound

Third Solo Album featuring:
Passionate About You, A Decoy Performance, Joy's Farewell, Veiled, Seven Tears, Missing,
A Dysfunctional Hush, Suffusion

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Extracts from the 8 tracks:

Hope-Bound Extracts by SirenWire

'...a collection of out-there explorations in which ambience and narrative, found sounds and lost noises are somehow hauled together to make something that will stir the thoughts inside your head even as it flicks you round the ear...it's not rock 'n' roll - not even close - but these anomalous atmospheres have their own nerves-and-nightmares charm' (Uncle Nemesis, Nemesis To Go)

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Lost Sorrows

Five Track EP Featuring:
Blistered Sunlight, On A Theme Of Falling, A Passionate Hush,
My Name Is Safe In Your Mouth, Blistered Moonlight

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Heavy on atmosphere, sometimes awash with decaying distortion and often accompanied with her own ethereal vocal tones, Lost Sorrows runs through a range of moods and feelings in its duration...distorted piano melodies...low swirling distortion, deranged piano and other-worldly vocals coming in and out of the mix...on one hand it could be deemed disturbing and ghostly yet on another it is strangely comforting and absorbing...Often emotive and always intense, each track has its own mood and identity but all bear the hallmarks of (Susan's) unique experimental sensibilities. (Paul Lloyd, Connexion Bizarre)

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Tiny Grief

Four track ep featuring:
'hello...', mbox, Grieving Naid (Alternate Version), mbox 2

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Tiny Grief is also available for free download from da73.com

bruiser

Second Solo Album Featuring:
mbox 2, Backup, Truth, Hushed Corrosive, Lifelore, Fortune, Flinch,
The Message, Ellipse-Dream, Summer's Over, mbox

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'...from...abstract soundscapes with distorted vocals...to sound manipulations and noise 'cut-ups', to delicate ambient washes of sound to more malevolent and dark ambient soundscapes – all with occasional vocals subtly interwoven within them...a wonderfully impressive album that has more than enough originality and presence about it' (Lee powell Judas Kiss Magazine)

'BRUISER...takes (Susan's) hypnotic harmonies and experimental industrial noise to a new level of despair and delight. Intenesly personal, projecting hope and trauma in equal measure, BRUISER tangles the brutal with the fragile in a forbidding texture of sound that penetrates on so many levels at once, it's like being touched by a ghost...totally brilliant, even when it hurts' (Dan Schaffer, Live Journal)

Released September 2006

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bruiser is available to buy through all major download retail sites including iTunes, Napster etc

SirenWire69

Debut solo album featuring:
Hegemony, Botanical Rite No.1, Bruised Letter, Dysphoria, Blister Lip Mutation,
Botanical Rite No.2 'Aural Effigy', Black Plug, A Perfect Happiness, Grieving Naid,
Botanical Rite No.3 'Shift 8vb'

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'...an album that holds a wonderful amount of intrigue and passion...fractured sounds and delicate played pianos are interspersed with improvised noises and childlike imagery to produce a complex and thought provoking energy...For those of you who still crave the avant-garde experimentations of ‘industrial- music’, then ‘SirenWire69’ could well be your siren song. Let it entice you in' (Lee Powell, Judas Kiss Magazine)

Released September 2005 by Siren Wire Recordings

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