John Matthias & Jay Auborn

Race To Zero

12" vinyl, CD, digital

‘Race To Zero’ is the new album by musician and composer John Matthias and producer, musician and composer Jay Auborn.

The album’s starting point was a series of acoustic improvisations recorded in a variety oflocations, from a 700 year old chapel in the Devon countryside to a basement studio in Reykjavík, Iceland. In an attempt to create a fractured sense of space reflective of the digital condition, the duo found themselves working within a place that could only exist in the digital landscape. 

By crushing the recordings through a hundred different virtual rooms of reverb and other chaotic digital processes; they collided, soared and splintered into sweeping new rhythms, melodies and drones. 

The outcome is a unique landscape that blurs the line between the virtual and physical worlds.