I recorded this music in my house in Vancouver that is set to be torn down before the end of the year. I have been dealing with layers of grief for the climate and for my mother who has recently died. I made this music to purge and wrestle the despair, anger, anxiety, and relentless hopelessness. What else can I do in the heavy emotional burdens of loss, sickness, and death? With this work I am exploring the constant state of impermanence.
Composed, recorded, mixed, and performed by Matthew Ariaratnam.
All music made on guitar.
Field Recording by me in Sigiriya, Sri Lanka at dawn in 2018.
Artwork by Jocelyn Sanchez (@creamyskeletons)
Mastered by Harley Small (@harleysmall)