Matt Davignon is an experimental musician living in Oakland, California, best known for combining drum machine with a variety of electronic processing devices to create an expressive, organic-sounding synthesizer. His distinctive sound palette is informed not only by past experience with field recordings, household objects, prepared instruments and live sound collage, but also his love of psychedelic and space music. In addition to his solo work, Matt is a member of the band improvising avant-rock quartet Tiny Owl (tinyowl.bandcamp.com
), and is the founder of the Pmocatat Ensemble, a group that performs on CD and tape recordings of their instruments. He’s also a well-known contributor to the San Francisco Bay Area experimental music community, arranging concerts for other musicians, and featuring their music on his radio show, “The World of Wonder”, on San Francisco Community Radio.
With The 3am Music, Davignon presents a set of his most focused and delicate recordings to date. Each of the 7 tracks revolves around the theme of sleep – the disorienting feeling of falling in and out of consciousness, the fractured narratives of dreams, the events inside one’s room, and the muted evidence of the outside world.
2014: Artists are working on remixes of The 3am Music, Living Things, SoftWetFish and Bwoo to be released later this year. If you're interested in participating, click the "Contact Matt Davignon" link on the right of this page.
released 25 June 2013
Mastered by Lance Grabmiller
Artwork by Matt Davignon with Mary Behm-Steinberg