Inspired by the 1970’s in his dramatic sound layering, the latest from Mat Andasun, “Full Circuit,” offers commentary across 22 tracks on dystopian realms. Energetic and free flowing, this album tells the story of a protagonist experiencing darkness and reconciliation. It’s an electronic multi-sensory journey meant to be listened with headphones. Dissociate with Mat Andasun by checking out “Full Circuit” below. It provides a much needed retreat from the noisy digital world.

Exploring the past with Mat Andasun

“This album is my nod to the influences of the 1970s on my writing — the throb of arpeggiated synths underpinning sweeping soundscapes bound together by a narrative, in the manner so beloved by the concept albums of the time. In contrast to the character of the music, the story is not rooted in time nor place. The plot is simple and sparse, encouraging the listener to use the music to continue the character’s journey. The videos, based on Rémy Auger’s amazing artwork, add another layer of retro meaning to the album as they bring to mind Alan Turing’s post-war experimentation with machine learning. Even though I had a very distinct period of music in mind when I wrote the album, the making of it was done in a very 21st-Century way — totally ‘in the box’ with no hardware synths used at all.”

Mat Andasun

Andasun’s work spans the 1980s prog rock revival as part of Pendragon (EMI). This is followed by the 90s underground samba scene and a multiplicity of commissions for dance companies, theatre companies and short films. He’s also received placements in television programmes including Louis Theroux, Horizon, Panorama, Between The Covers, Top Gear and The Bridge. No stranger to old techniques, his experience encompasses old and new audio creation methods. In this sense, “Full Circuit” quite literally does what the title suggests and charts a complete, electrically charged path.