Based on the current political and social climate, I will donate 100% of all proceeds of these releases (up through July 31) to two organizations: SMYRC (Sexual Minority Youth Resource Center in Portland, OR) and Trans Justice Funding Project. To learn more about the groups, and the work they do, please visit their websites:
2020 feels like a momentous time. Not only is it the start of a new decade, but it’s been a year of intense global and personal changes. As much as I am looking forward to the future, I'm reflecting back and taking stock of my accomplishments.
To mark the occasion, I’ve compiled dual retrospective releases, covering 2002 - 2020. I’ve just launched a preorder, but the official release date is 3 July 2020, coinciding with Bandcamp’s Artist Day, wherein Bandcamp waives their service fees and artists receive the full profit.
This second collection, 02:20 MIND, provides a counterpoint to the dance music of the first (20:02 BODY). It’s a survey of more headphones-listening material, whether ambient and drone-heavy or intricate sound design and beatmaking, but far removed from the dancefloor. It also includes some unreleased and new tracks that I’m happy finally have a home.
Track 1 created 2002, originally released on Meantime, 2007
Track 2 created 2005, originally released on Meanwhile, 2007
Track 3 created 2009, previously unreleased
Track 4 created 2010, originally released on Turbulence, 2011
Track 5 created 2010, originally released on Pianissimo Possibile, 2011*
Track 6 created 2011, originally released on Vicious, 2011
Track 7& 8 created 2014, originally released on Supernatant, 2015*
Track 9 & 10 created 2015, originally released on Salvo, 2016
Track 11 created 2014, originally released on Vintage Tomorrows, 2017
Track 12 created 2018, originally released on Entropy, 2019
Track 13 & 14 created 2020, previously unreleased
* video available on mattmercer.com