Mathieu Serruys – Skin/Glove

2019 • lp • Edition of 300


Les Temps Blancs
The Landing
Suddenly You're With Me, I Turn And You're Not There
Cheval Blanc
Skin/Glove is the second LP by Belgian musician Mathieu Serruys, following the release of his B.A.A.D.M. debut On Germaine Dulac back in 2014. Compiled over the course of a fortnight, the record features material recorded over the past five years: creaks of ice buckling under heat, thick hums like nauseating headaches, plumes of evaporated organ hymns, frostbitten crackles of dying tape loops. These disparate sources are unified by the pervasive corrosion of pain and time, which presses into the surface of every sonic object. Melodies splinter under the strain of being pulled apart; drones tremble under the gathering gravity of fatigue; dissonances flicker like candles on the brink of extinguishment. Yet despite the emotional density of the material itself, the process of composition provides a route toward comprehending how these sounds and experiences are connected. Skin/Glove reads as a constellatory map of adversity and grief, beautifully coalesced through the cathartic distance of retrospect, haunted by the sibilant whispers of distinct memories in dialogue, latticed by lesions that fatefully and poignantly intersect.

Music composed & recorded by Mathieu Serruys. Recorded between 2014 and 2019 in Gent, Hautes Fagnes, Lac du Vieux Emosson (Switzerland) & EMS Stockholm (Sweden). Produced by Joris Verdoodt & Mathieu Serruys. Mastered by Rashad Becker at D&M Berlin. Album design by Joris Verdoodt & Mathieu Serruys. Thanks to Filip Brans, Jack Chuter, Pieter Claeys, Michiel De Cleene, Niels Geybels, Mark Gomes, Mattias Gustafsson, Martin Herterich, Henrik Söderstrom, Joris Verdoodt, Tim Wijnant. Special thanks to Joris for an endless stream of support, both on a personal and musical level. ‘Skin/Glove’ was commissioned by B.A.A.D.M. and released in 2019. Edition of 300 copies with download code.

Mathieu Serruys – Skin/Glove
Mathieu Serruys – Skin/Glove