Floodlight

by Matthew Von

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With the release of Floodlight we push the frontier and explore space trails in search of new sounds, opportunities and friends for life.

We’re proud that Matthew Von has decided to release his latest project Floodlight with Export Label. Never before have we had in our catalogue a release that would open the gates of blissful chill, deep meditation and unlimited imagination as much as the one we are presenting to you now. This wonderful, soulful music has been given lyric character thanks to Finnish poet Emilia Haukka, whose impressionist poems create alternate reality.

Still, engaging as her poetry is, the music is always in the foreground. Music from a far-off planet or a hidden paradise, where nature, in the form of birdsong, the sound of growing grass, a rolling stream, or sophisticated rainfall, is inseparable from the hypnotic, pulsating deep bass, counting down to the moment of full immersion in the perfect world designed by the author.

Floodlight is also our first attempt at transferring a release of ours onto vinyl. If you are interested in acquiring a vinyl record, you can let us know by taking part in the crowdfunding campaign at qrates.com.

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Written by Matija Vojvodić aka Matthew Von
Mixed by Hrvoje Nikšić and Ksenija Ladić in Kramasonik Studio, Zagreb
Art direction by Hrvoje Hiršl
Poems written by Emilia Haukka
Album photo by Zach Reed
Text about album 7w5
Translation Ola Górska
Video VJ Matam

Export Label 2015
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released June 22, 2015

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Track Name: Terrain
counting the shades of white
and the hues of green
escaping the canopy
leading to the mountains

a thought
invades the blank territory of my mind
as the heavy rain falls
on the wild gardens of my dreams

preserved forever in two memories
and several peripheries
Track Name: Emerging
as the lights appea
they drink down the tantalizing brightness
of a thousand oceans
of a thousand forests
of a thousand solar spheres

and reach out from down-under
reach out to the plains
of expanding horizons
unmeasured latitudes
limitless longitudes



ignited by the sparks of the sun
soft upon their eyelids
infinite energy
filtered through the leaves
the splintering seconds
in amber haze
Track Name: Hypersense
air striking through rooted bones
unmeasured land and uncollected ideas
all waves receding
wayfaring across any given space

a flash of light steals the cold hollow of movement
stopping the time for a fraction of a second
drowning it to the purest contrast of washed-out skin-white
and indigo shadows
holding on to the glacial feel of a fluorescent space
simulation of an infinite suspense
the varied vibration running through edges
fierce medley of tension
vigorous anticipation
being held in a lucid circle
with no exit, and no entry
Track Name: Tide change
a new migration
without you even noticing
Track Name: Ninth wave
a false epiphany
aching to touch fantasy

in the most surreal dreams
galloping white-heads
sing ballads of cursed kindness

the plague of unfinished thoughts
the imagery of twilight hours
no nautical signs to follow

and the heroine
departing her illusions
gathers all the marveled rays
for a radiant vessel to carry across waters
never again veering to a familiar shore
Track Name: Skyline
airborne watching floating thoughts
in a kabuki act of longing
pierced by the peaking lights of midday
a faint flavor of sweetness
a prophet of the asphalt maze
before the haunting flood of mirages
holds his breath
and embraces the strangeness
of diving into caressing light
into an infusion of joy and wonder
Track Name: Stream
as the moon wanes
count the branches of a tree
ask the wisdoms of a leaf
wait the passage of the stream
submerge in its feel
Track Name: Surface
suspended movement above the sea
tight layers of transparent fusion
separating the sky and the water
a line unbreakable in its five fathoms
deep as a luminous sleep

you lead me there, careful, confident
dark indigo waters licking the islands
we trace its shattered thickets housing a million starlings
i grow unaware of the clutch of your hand

deep, dark, you push me
and i inhale the tension of the still surface
not able to delve into its lurid deep
you hold me there
not daring to let go
Track Name: Rainfall
twenty seven summoned clouds
as we become placed
in our own existence
Track Name: Undercurrent
beyond the woodlands
past the shores of solemn secrets
under the grains of sand
shattered seashells stripped of their coral coats

carbon sky black and silent

ever-morphing lines
places mapped in bird footprints
the substance of thought
departing in iridescent hues
as the last exhalation
follows a moon-bound flow