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    Posted: June 08 2010 at 04:53
Hello

This is a band submission - i really hope its all the info you need. Thanks!

I'm Matt Stevens and and I  I do instrumental acoustic guitar/progrock - fripp influenced type stuff. I wondered if you would consider having a listen.I also play in a band called the Fierce and the Dead.

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Matt Stevens is a musician and composer from North London. An instrumental progressive rock artist, he uses an acoustic guitar and a sampler to create multi layered tracks live. This is often called Live Looping. His music is compared with artists as diverse as John Mclaughlin, Johnny Marr and Sigur Ros. He plays live all over the UK.

Discography

Echo - 2008 - CD/itunes/emusic/bandcamp/amazon
1.Burning Bandstands 04:19
2.Airships 03:28
3.Drama In The Coals 02:58
4.Flies In The Basement 03:36
5.Snow Part 3 02:56
6.Chasing The Sun 02:23
7.Spencer Park 02:35
8.West Green 03:46
9.Jubilee 03:51
10.Dolls House 03:52

Ghost  -2010 - CD/itunes/emusic/bandcamp/amazon
1.Into The Sea 03:30
2.Big Sky 05:39
3.Eleven 02:35
4.Draw 03:39
5.Burnt Out Car 03:48
6.Lake Man 06:17
7.Glide 03:02
8.8.19 05:28
9.Ghost 04:33
10.Moondial 04.09

With The Fierce And The Dead

Part 1 19.20  -   itunes/emusic/bandcamp/amazon

Website - www.mattstevensguitar.com



This is the link to download my new album Ghost which includes artwork.(free)

http://www.4shared.com/file/9E0FI4we/Ghost.html

Other people have said:

"A solo album that I can only describe as magnificent. So inspired, anything thus guy touches is genius, from guitar to bass to... mellotron? Oh yes, you know you want this." http://veinsdriedout.blogspot.com/2010/05/matt-stevens-ghost.html

"A seriously amazing album, this will f**king move you, seriously SERIOUSLY brilliant! Go and listen to it, I WILL be checking!"Nick Tann Is This Thing On Podcast

"(Instrumental rock) music brought forward some 50 years thru the filter of metal & punk & electronica (not to mention bebop & baroque).The music itself—is genre defying: one hears rock (in several of its incarnations) & jazz & funk & classical & Latin. Stevens, whose guitar artistry is matched by his compositional skills, welds these disparate elements into a coherent whole." http://robertfrostsbanjo.blogspot.com/2010/05/ghost-music-of-matt-stevens.html

"A multi-layered, dreamlike sound that’s reminiscent of Radiohead and Sigur Ros"
PH Balanced http://phjess.wordpress.com/2010/06/04/song-of-the-day-159/

" It’s abundantly apparent that Stevens has a special command over the guitar but he favours enticing, carefully crafted tracks over self-indulgent embellishment. The result is an album baring that all-encompassing, cinematic sound which draws you in without the need to utter a word."
http://icaughtyouadeliciousbass.wordpress.com/2010/05/30/matt-stevens-ghost/

"Standout tracks are "Into the Sea", "Eleven" "8:19" and "Ghost", though this is merely a matter of preference as all that you encounter here is brimming with melody and invention. Truly enjoyable in every aspect "

http://finnbros.blogspot.com/2010/05/matt-stevens.html

" Stevens has made a record that is as approachable, inviting and warm every bit as much as The Fierce & the Dead are powerful, intelligent and … commanding … ."

http://mratavist.wordpress.com/2010/05/31/matt-stevens-ghost/



"Very cool. Almost like Robert Fripp and Tom Verlaine got together for a jam" Telegenises


Press for the first album:

"Your guitar work is f**king brilliant and the tone is a dream. It’s rare that we get this excited over new musicians (new to us, anyway) and I wanted to share that with you".
Progopolis Podcast

 "Matt Stevens' Echo takes its audience on an exhilarating and romantic instrumental adventure. Ranging from light and melodic to deep and aggressive, the moods set by this album flow together like a masterfully woven screenplay. Lyrics are not necessary and would only distract from the virtuosity of Stevens' guitar compositions." - Pinpoint  Music.com

"I told him that if I ever wanted my life set to a soundtrack, I'm hiring HIM "Lisa Hoffman Blog

"Recently, I had an opportunity to interview a guy who is doing some truly innovative work with acoustic guitar. This is hard to find these days. It's not that often you hear someone that challenges your ear in several pleasant ways all at once. Matt Stevens is a guitarist, songwriter, producer, arranger and sound experimenter extraordinaire from the UK."  Guitarblogstar..com

"Even though that record is a must-buy for anyone with an interest in acoustic Guitar music, his regular online concerts or live performances are just as intoxicating. Let there be no doubt about it, after all: Matt Stevens may have some delicious studio cuts on offer, but the stage is still the best place to appreciate this both experimental and deadly catchy music."Tokafi.com  

"He is fabulous. He has also been renamed Javier in my head because of the way he plays guitar - please check this one out, it's pay what you want until the end of February and is very highly recommended! "Put Me On It

You can download my albums here http://mattstevens.bandcamp.com and on itunes etc.

Matt Stevens
www.mattstevensguitar.com
mattstevensguitar@btinternet.com
"Ghost is a phenomenal piece of work that has already garnered countless frothing plaudits within the online prog and post-rock firmament" Classic Rock Presents Prog

http://mattstevensguitar.com
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Thanks Matt,

Due to your contact with Slava (snobb), the Post Rock team is already evaluating the suggestion for addition.

Cheers.
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