Mat Sweet aka Boduf Songs released his self-titled debut album in 2004, it was an album that stood way out from the crowd and still does over ten years later. I didn’t discover it until a few years when we began introducing tracks like Claimant Reclaimed into the FRUK playlists and later into mixes alongside the likes of Orla Wren and DM Stith (listen to Rain on Moss). A new album has followed virtually every two years, the last being an introspective and more ambitious offering in the form of Burnt Up On Re-entry in 2013.
On cue he’s back with a new album on San Francisco based label The Flenser titled Stench of Exist . The press release gives a nice flavour with a description that would excite fans of Philip k Dick… “The collision of arabesque tonalities with electronic sound and ambience brings to mind the promise of Blade Runner—half-asleep at 4:00 A.M. and slightly medicated, with pyramids and flame-spewing cityscapes in downpour glowing against the fluttering eyelids in the almost-dreaming consciousness. A record for saturnine commuters, on headphones, after sunset.”
Here’s a taster with the official video for The Rotted Names
My Continuing Battle With Material Reality
The Stench of Exist will be released in February 2015 on vinyl and CD. The vinyl will available on black and limited edition transparent purple vinyl.