For Peace To Mateo (a/k/a Matt Black), the album Some Strange Reason has been a labor of love. Written and produced over the past two years, the album contains a tight 8-song track list, each an evolved composition containing only fragments and samples of their original demos.
After years of sample-based production, Black delivers his first album of wholly original compositions. Although elements were tracked at various studios around Detroit, the bulk of the album was written and composed at the Young Heavy Souls studio (lovingly referred to as YHS HQ) located in Detroit’s Grand River Creative Corridor.
Sonically, Some Strange Reason is cinematic and surreal, with heavy inspiration from trip-hop, dub, dream-pop, and glitch hop.
released August 31, 2018
All songs composed and engineered by Peace to Mateo.
Produced by Peace To Mateo at YHS HQ
Additional Recording at Plymouth Rock Studios and Assemble Sound
Mastered by Eddie Logix
Artwork by Jake Ruiz
Promotional Photos by Nina Paletta
Press Contact: Terra Lopez, Terrorbird Media
Nolan Young provides saxophone on Dream of Peace and Court the Void. Alyssa Midcalf provides vocal samples on Blue Light Ocean and Vanilla Shore. Spencer LeBoufe provides vocal samples on Vanilla Shore. Miles Coleman provides drums on Blue Light Ocean and Lazerdisk. Kyle Norton provides horn samples on Blue Light Ocean and Lazerdisk. Fyiah provides vocal samples on Splash Damage. Twelve features co-production from Alex Smith and David Cohen. Vocal samples provided by David Cohen on Twelve. Erik Washington provides drums on Blue Light Ocean and Permanent Vacation. Additional production on Permanent Vacation by Tyler Bennett. Additional percussion samples on Permanent Vacation by Tyler Bennett.