Matthew Revert; Not YouKYE
KYE 32 LP
Long Playing Record
Kye is proud to present the first fully authorized collection of sound work by esteemed Australian novelist Matthew Revert. 'Not You' takes Revert's diaristic/voyeuristic narrations and casts them against a loose-footing of home-recorded 4-track scrabble, iPhone overload, and migratory acoustic dreamsong. These constituent parts combine and flourish in a creative rite of passage that affirms 'Not You' as both hermetic tour-de-force, and masterpiece of primitive self-expression. Mastered by Jason Lescalleet at Glistening Labs, 'Not You' arrives in a high-gloss Matthew Revert designed sleeve, with accompanying insert, in an edition of 400 copies.
A series of home recordings by the Australian Novelist - author of "A Million Versions of Right," "The Tumours Made Me Interesting," "How to Avoid Sex," etc. - taking somewhat of a Bipartisan approach to the Aleatoric Collage methods, in that the simultaneous stream of the 4 chosen elements - Voice, stray Guitar chords, some mild cracked-electronic chatter, and in-situ clatter-percussion - both deny and embrace some semblance of synergy. As with the recent Good Area single, there's a certain kowtowing to Graham Lambkin own formative spec, which, filtered through the two-decade interim of World Events & the Antipodean sensibility, comes out of the grinder as Something Else; a poetry-laced read on the 80s tape-trader home-Industrial spec perhaps. Regardless, Revert's is a sparkling, odd mind laid bare here on record.
- Keith Whitman