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MATTE BLACK ‘Pure’ : “Isn’t the end, but is in fact, the light at the end of the tunnel.”

Matte Black / Photo: Alex Casillas

MATTE BLACK emerges from a dark unexplored corner of the San Diego underground to deliver their debut album ‘I’M WAVING, NOT DROWNING’. Inspired by the elements of the bands they have worked with and moving beyond them, Matte Black delivers a soundtrack of sinister pleasures for an uncertain world as if it was everyone’s last night on Earth.

‘I’M WAVING, NOT DROWNING’ captures the band’s affinity for dark synthwave while complimenting it with epic, gritty industrial anthems and unabashedly embracing their love of underground techno.

The record was mostly written and produced during the global shutdown due to Covid-19, and has spawned an introverted yet relatable sound that captures the feeling not just of the band, but by life in general.

The band understood that if they created an album in isolation that touched on topics such as pain, panic and suffering they should also ultimately make it hopeful.

To them, the title ‘I’M WAVING, NOT DROWNING’ isn’t the end, but is in fact, the light at the end of the tunnel.

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