Spinning a truly original sound, unbound by tradition and refusing to fit into any box, he offers unique music filtered through his own creative lens. With a string of singles already released, he now brings us his latest effort with the new track “Tree Of Life”.

Plastic Magazine, UK

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Matyas I (2018)

Track listing:

1. A song for Lara

2. Silent beacons

3. False lights

4. A Chanting forest

5. Saturnalia

Cover painting by Suvi Nopanen.

Sound recording and editing by Teemu Aalto (Teemu Aalto Music Productions).

All songs by Matyascorvinus.

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Stores

Matyascorvinus' music is distributed by Distrokid and can be found from various streaming services like

Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Instagram/Facebook, TikTok/Resso, YouTube Music, Amazon, Soundtrack by Twitch, Pandora, Deezer, Tidal, iHeartRadio, ClaroMusica, Saavn, Boomplay (beta), Anghami, KKBox, NetEase, Tencent, Triller (beta), MediaNet, Shazam.

And if you do not have any of these, Soundcloud is free for all to use (see the site menu)!

 
 

Behind music

How could you describe the story behind an instrumental song? Must admit, it sure is complicated. However, every Matyascorvinus' song has an inspiration or a source of an idea. A story. 

Usually the title of a song says it all, but in the mind of the creator himself there's more. The greatest inspiration comes from nature (A Song for Lara, A Winter starling, Silent beacons), seasons (The Winter's edge, An Autumn tale, Awakening of May), space (Saturnalia, March of Oberon, Neptune moon), tv-drama (False lights, The Rayburn house, Tyler's song) and from real life (In solitude) to name a few...only to be manifested in Matyascorvinusmusic.

Inspiration comes from somewhere. Sometimes from everywhere. 

 

Biography

It all began with the ukulele. About six years ago Matyas read from a paper about this extraordinary instrument. Soon after the first ukulele was at home. Matyas started to study the fundamentals and discovered what an expressive instrument was in his hands. Experiments started and, for example Bach was played.

Matyas had studied classical guitar almost two decades ago and, since then, forgotten all the notes and the reading of sheet music in general…but the finger style was abide. Matyas studied further and abandoned the standard strumming style. His style started to evolve and he kept rehearsing.

Later on the ukulele started to feel limited and Matyas switched to guitar. At first he played it like the ukulele, using solely uke-chords, and made his first original songs. They were small pieces, sounding like classical etudes, but not quite. It was clear already in the very beginning that Matyas did not want to stick to pure classical music, but to compose his own material. In his own way.

After couple of years´ practicing Matyas entered the studio (Teemu Aalto Music Productions) and recorded his first four song EP, for friends and relatives only. The first recording leaned on ukulele-style playing (chords, G-string as bass), but later expanded to use the guitar’s bass strings (E, A) as well.

Matyas calls this ”augmented ukulele”, meaning that the main point of playing is to use uke-chords and ignore the guitar chords. Only the use of bass strings comes from guitar. This is possible: a guitar can be ”revamped” into a ukulele by placing a capo on the fifth fret - which is a common way to, for example, play along with uke. In this position guitar can be played normally, but also used as an ukulele.

However, Matyas moved the capo to second in order to add some ”flesh” in sound. And has been playing like this ever since. The guitar/uke combination is very inspiring and has resulted in many ”pseudo-classical” songs, as Matyas calls them.

While honing his technique Matyas has been ignoring all the theory of notes and chords, and writes the music following his intuition, aiming to find the beauty, serenity and simplicity in his music. And, according to received feedback, has succeeded in delivering peaceful feelings and reminding people of beauty and the undisputed greatness of nature - a crucial part of Matyas’ music with its astonishing sounds.

On the other hand, evil lurks behind beauty. Matyas’ songs are often flavored with sorrow and themes familiar from death metal or gothic imagery, i.e. his influences are gained more from a darker world rather than Tarrega, Segovia, or such…

Matyas expanded his skills to video as well, his first work being ”A Sleeping banshee”.

Later on the name was changed to Matyascorvinus.

 
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