A Portrait Of: John Matthias & Jay Auborn

Explore the different acoustic spaces and innovative recording techniques behind the creation of John Matthias & Jay Auborn's 'Race To Zero', released last year.

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. Listen and buy here.