Matthew Mercer Matthew Mercer Portland, OR NEW EXPERIMENTAL ALBUM, NOCTURNALISM, OUT 7 MAY 2021: http://matthewmercer.bandcamp.com Since 2002, electronic musician Matthew Mercer has released numerous albums, EPs, and scores, embracing genres as vastly different as techno and ambient, electro-house and drone music. Regardless of the sound, Matt's music is always sharply focused on the details; his work spans from glitchy piano recordings to dancefloor bangers. Largely beatless and abstract, 2021's Nocturnalism builds on the abstract atmospheres and textural explorations of his 2019 album Entropy, but as its title implies, it turns up the darkness. Whether in the restless shapeshifting of “Polylocation,” the tense minimalism of "Urban Rothko," or the frenetic automatic writing that underpins its most active track, “Broken Motorway,” Nocturnalism aims to evoke the mystique of late night urban exploration and quietude. Its layered arrangements feature a combination of field recordings, synthesis, effects, and sampled sounds. Nocturnalism leans into slow transformative arcs, gritty industrial textures, disembodied voices and instruments, and feelings of isolation and starkness.