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King Crimson

Started this discussion. Last reply by Martin Crumpton Jun 16, 2010. 3 Replies

Whats your favorite Crimson album?

 

Matt Stevens's Page

Hello - my name is Matt - and I love Prog Rock!!!(its like an AA meeting this!)



My website is www.mattstevensguitar.com

Here's my biog and stuff. I also play guitar in a band called The Fierce and The Dead(we have a 19 minute single out)

Press for Ghost:

"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." Veins Dried Out

"Ghost is a phenomenal piece of work that has already garnered countless frothing plaudits within the online prog and post-rock firmament. Wholly instrumental and insanely inventive.. an internet phenomena in the making. "Classic Rock Presents Prog

"(A)quirky, inventive, mostly upbeat, and entirely delightful instrumental album...While the music occupies its own creative zone, I found myself free associating names such as Brian Eno, John Martyn, Tom Verlaine, Anthony Phillips, Yo La Tengo, Steve Tibbetts, and even Radiohead while listening" Guitar Player Magazine US

"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." Robertfrostsbanjo

"Very cool. Like Tom Verlaine and Robert Fripp got together for a jam" Telegenisis

"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." I Caught You a Delicious Bass

"a multi-layered, dreamlike sound that's reminiscent of Radiohead and Sigur Ros" PH Balanced

"This is another amazing piece of work! I truly, truly love it, Matt plays with rhythm and melody as only someone who's mastered them and knows the rules can break those rules at will. Personally, I LOVE this kind of stuff!"Six String Bliss Podcast

"This is a unique album coming from a unique musician and one i would seriously implore anyone to experience it."Music Mafia UK

"Matt Stevens an all-too-rare surprise in the crowded but heartfelt DIY field of musicians...Ghost is, fittingly, a haunting and dreamlike piece of work. The exploration of sound and melody that takes place on this record is absorbing"I Hear Sparks

"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 " Finnbros

"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 … ."Mr Atavist

"Ghost is a far more mature, multi-faceted release, which sees him finding his true artistic and creative voice, integrating influences more fluidly and satisfactorily and if he maintains this creative purple patch, provides a platform for even greater achievements to come. "Stumpy Bunker

"inventive acoustic guitar with latino-jazz rhythms and melodies that push the compositional envelope. If you like acoustic-based jazz fusion, Frippertronics or Gypsy guitar, you'll love Ghost!"USA Prog Music

Recent Press

"Matt Stevens, looping guitar specialist and "One man wall of sound" .Prepare to be blasted away by incredible Spanish, Jazz and Rock rhythms with leads that are out of this world" - Spratton Folk Festival

"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

About Matt

Matt Stevens is a musician and composer from North London. An instrumental 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.

He has composed for short films(including the award winning Daddys Little Helper) and his live work is often compared to watching a one man guitar orchestra or wall of sound.

He performs to people from all over the world using Ustream.TV

His well received debut album Echo is out now -on itunes and all other digital retailers click.

He also produces a regular podcast, a blog, facebook, youtube and a myspace.

Honesty and Integrity is valued over perfection.

Profile Information

I am the following; a
Band, Musician, Song Writer
Style of Prog
Art Rock, Avant-Prog, Neo-Prog, Progressive Folk, Math Rock, New Prog, Crossover Prog, Progressive Electronic, Also a fan of other genres of music
Biography
Matt Stevens is a musician and composer from North London. An instrumental 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.

He has composed for short films(including the award winning Daddys Little Helper) and his live work is often compared to watching a one man guitar orchestra or wall of sound.

He performs to people from all over the world using Ustream.TV

His well received debut album Echo is out now - click here to buy it on itunes, for more info and to purchase from other digital retailers click here.

He also produces a regular podcast, a blog, facebook, youtube and a myspace. He also plays the guitar in the band The Fierce And The Dead

Honesty and Integrity is valued over perfection.
Influences or Favorite Bands
King Crimson, Fripp, Dead Kennedys, Carcass, Draw
You can find me.
www.mattstevensguitar.com

Matt Stevens's Blog

Free Prog Gig Tonight - streaming online

Posted on March 13, 2011 at 6:29am 0 Comments

Morning all



I'm playing a live streaming gig today at 7pm at



www.cafenoodle.ning.com



Just go to the site - its like watching a youtube video live except if you talk in the chat I can talk back to you :)



World times are…

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Adrian Belew Gig

Posted on October 26, 2010 at 9:17am 0 Comments

On Sunday I went to see the Adrian Belew Power Trio. The gig was amazing - incredible trio - Julie Slick is a brilliant bass player. They did a load of Crimson stuff Dinosaur, Three Of A Perfect Pair, Indiscipline - loads. They played the majority of the power trios's new record - the title track was a real highlight - interesting to see Adrian doing loops and all his FX run off a laptop. I have since found out from Steve Lawson that he was using Mobius running on his laptop for loops. It was… Continue

Barclay James Harvest Support and Acoustic Mag UK Interview

Posted on October 19, 2010 at 5:03pm 0 Comments

Evening all



Its all go here - there is a full page interview with me in the new Acoustic magazine - really odd - I wandered into my local WH Smiths and it was in there. I felt a right prat in the shop, reading it!! Weird getting national press - i am really pleased :)



Matt Stevens Interview In Acoustic Magazine

On Friday me and Kev were recording… Continue

Ustream Festival for the Multiplle Sclerosis Society

Posted on September 16, 2010 at 7:22am 0 Comments

Hello!



Finally we have the line up for the Ustream festival this weekend - I'm really excited about this. 14 Performers from across the globe coming together to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society - wonderful.



If you have a blog PLEASE help us by blogging about the event or tweet or tell your mates on… Continue

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At 11:09am on February 9, 2014, COLD FLAME said…

Good afternoon Matt. We have been neglecting this site for a while so its time to rekindle links and friendships. Hope this email finds you well and still liking the music of Cold Flame as well as enjoying your own fine music.

Regards..Pat/Cold Flame.

At 11:10pm on August 2, 2013, Melodic Revolution Records said…

Happy Birthday Matt

At 7:02am on August 2, 2013, Lobate Scarp said…

Happy Birthday, Matt! Prog-On!

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At 11:03am on December 27, 2010, MOGADOR (Richard George Allen) said…

Hello Matt, I hope that you are ok. I just wanted to say that our latest CD 'All I am Is Of My own MaKing' is now out from Mel Rev. If you fancy having a preview, here is the link;


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4YoSQ377uo

or

http://www.mogadormusic.com/

 

Let us know what you think, we value your comments, whatever they may be.

Best Richard

At 7:14am on December 6, 2010, Kotebel said…
Hello Matt. Thanks for your friendship!
At 4:52am on November 14, 2010, Nuno Lupi said…
Into The Sea is a great track!
Thanks for adding.
NL
At 1:49pm on November 7, 2010, Sal Chavez said…
your an amazing artist my friend!
At 2:31pm on October 29, 2010, Nina´H said…
Hi Matt!

CHeers from Finland, thanks for freindship.

-Nina
At 6:56am on October 21, 2010, Harwit Hay said…
hello Matt, thanks for the invitation
 
 
 

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