‘Incredibly poised and moving piece of contemporary classical.’
Lost Tribe Sound record label
‘With a beauty as visceral as it is poignant, with a truth as moving as it is lucid and limpid, Bygones unveils its eight stages in perfect consistency. That of a creator of eternal lives, of new and reassuring harmonic species.’ Punktum.fr review
‘Bygones’ impart the sustaining atmosphere of Ambient Chamber music, but with a sense of intimacy better known from poets of the Spoken arts [..] It is true that these releases offer passages of aural beauty and heartening ascent – which will indeed be pleasing to the ear and restorative to the soul – but both also offer a significant challenge to the listener…’ Star’s End Radio review
‘Bygones’ is the Slowcraft records debut album from Mathieu. It is Mathieu’s fond farewell to his adoptive home of London after twenty-seven years living and working in the city.
Each of his eight neo-classical impressions is dedicated to a moment, encounter, love or loss experienced during his time in one of the world’s most diverse, richly textured and complex human environments.