12'' black vinyl and full-colour photobook with photography by Elin Svennberg.
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Made over a period of six years, ‘Fireworks and the Dead City Radio’ is born from a specific period in Collings’ life. A time lost but never to be forgotten. A time of growth, development and change. A time where the possibilities of life unfolded in a profound and life changing manner. A time where euphoric joy and devastating sadness collided. This record stands testimony to that time and is dedicated to all those that shared in that world.
'Fireworks and the Dead City Radio sets forth its wide-eyed agenda starting out on a wave of jangly rambunction, the music, a restless swirl of rapid acoustic guitar strums, chiming pianos, and smudged vocals, shape-shifts as it pushes on through eight pieces, each one a fleeting snapshot of Collings' feverish imagination'. - textura
'The album is deep and challenging, but not oppressively so. Collings leaves room for the listener to breathe and to think and, perhaps most importantly, to feel. It feels like Collings put something tangible into making this, as if each track is a little slice of his mind, of his thoughts and wishes and memories'. - wake the deaf
EF Schumacher once said that “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex and more violent. It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage, to move in the opposite direction” With ‘Fireworks and the Dead City Radio’, Matthew Collings achieves exactly this with an album that is well crafted, great depth and always challenging the listener to delve deeper but never forcing the music down their throats. It’s a record that yet again pushes Collings to the forefront of his craft as a brilliant young composer with a bright future.
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