Matthew P. Hopkins - Vent LP 25946
[Penultimate Press]

Matthew P. Hopkins - Vent LP 25946
Matthew P Hopkins has established himself as a formidable presence in the experimental circuit courtesy of a diverse range of projects including Naked on the Vague's debased rock, Half High's blurred dreams and Four Door's take on techno. Penultimate Press is proud to reissue Hopkins' second solo effort originally issued as a micro edition self released cdr. 'Vent' proposes a Frankenstein assemblage of the awry ambience heard on the recently acclaimed 'Nocturnes' lp merged with a more extreme take on the ketamine indie crossover of his earlier outfit, Vincent Over the Sink. Side A features four transcendental propositions bathing in perverse transitions, inhuman vocals and a singular audio perspective where spacious room recordings weave amongst crude studies in direct input. Side B extends the dichotomy of grit and beauty into more spacious planes as the hovering grace of the side long 'Wobbly Study' is interrupted by melodies at the point where melody is visited by sound. 'Vent' is a unique exhumation of sonics and song, the ambient and the uncanny. One which raises an eyebrow to the sky from the scratchy floorboards below.