Comic book geeks, this EP is for you! Kick back and enjoy alternative and progressive rock tracks inspired by Marvel and DC characters such as Magneto, Wonder Woman, Dr. Strange and others!
In 'Masks,' Mathew Sydney returns to the comic-book-inspired alternative rock he explored in his 2014 single, "Justice League." Musically, the arrangements hearken back to 1980's progressive, metal, and punk stylings. The album opener, "Fires of Creation," is an homage to the X-Men's Jean Grey. "Morlocks" is both a punk anthem to the sewer-dwelling mutant anti-heroes and a rallying call to real-life geeks and outcasts everywhere. "Gods on Earth" is sure to please the "Magneto was right" geeks. The ballad, "Diana," captures a tender moment as Diana of Themyscira is about to depart Paradise Island for Man's World. "The Eye of Agamotto" is a six-minute rock operetta wherein the mysterious Vishanti help Dr. Strange overcome his nemesis, Dormammu. Add 'Masks' to your road trip playlist next time you're on your way to Comi-Con!
Mathew Sydney's interpretation of Fleetwood Mac's classic, "Gypsy," weaves together folk stylings, world rhythms, and electronic trance elements.
Mathew Sydney is a songwriter, producer and recording artist currently based in San Diego, CA. Sydney's music draws from a variety of themes including erotica, comic books and esoterica. His style is rooted in the folk and classic rock music he grew up with but is influenced by alternative, new wave, glam rock and electronica.
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Acoustic folk rock music that is at turns haunting, mystical and spiritual.
'Sans Merci' features material adapted from public domain material such as "Toil and Trouble" (the witches' speech from Shakespeare's 'MacBeth'), "La Fay" (an adaptation of John Keats' "La Belle Dame Sans Merci"), and "Canticle" (which is inspired by St. Francis of Assisi's "Canticle of the Sun.").
Stand up a be a hero today!
"Justice League" is the first single in a song cycle based on themes derived from comic book lore and pop culture. It explores how people of diverse backgrounds can stand together for truth, justice and love. Outsiders are often the ones who are called to be heroes. The words and music are by Mathew Sydney; instrumentation and production are by Cesar Punski. Stand up for the light, brothers, and be a hero today!
"Colleen Mine" is Mathew Sydney's version of the traditional Irish ballad, "Coinleach Ghals an Fhomair" (pronounced "Cunna Gloss un Oh-air"), a mournful tale of two lovers separated by society and fate but whose hearts and souls remain forever intertwined
Produced by Mike Chaos at Saturn Sound Studios in West Palm Beach, FL. Features lead guitar by Rick Rossano of The Dillingers, percussion by Casey Buckley of The People Upstairs and fiddle by Chris Fellows. Visit mathewsydney.com for the artist's English translation (in verse) of the Irish lyrics.
Mellow and romantic, let "The Fiddler" get you into the mood.
Always a fan favorite at Mathew Sydney's live performances, "The Fiddler" highlights his simple but elegant writing style and his soothing velvety voice. More of an easy listening ballad than his other tracks, this mix features a complete fiddle solo by Chris Fellows. The shorter version of the song (sans fiddle solo) appears on Mathew Sydney's full length album, 'The Game.' The single also features artwork by internationally renowned visual artist, Alejandro Miramontes. Sit back, relax and let "The Fiddler" use his "magic fingers" to "hit every spot."
An unforgettable album of indie rock / indie pop tunes with a timeless classic rock feel. From the Keith Richards inspired guitar work on "Blue Car" to the mystical harmonies on "You Know My Name," this album is full of surprises.
Mathew Sydney's first full-length studio album highlights his versatility as a songwriter. "Blue Car" and "Stacked Against You" are straight-up rock songs with a classic 1970's feel. Guest vocalist, Felicia Rose, adds her magic to the sweet and spicy "Touch Me Like That" and to the eco-spiritual anthem, "You Know My Name." The new studio versions of "Blackbird" and "Drank Too Much" feature percussion by Casey Buckley of The People Upstairs. The jazz-flavored "A Hit of You" and the werewolf-themed "Little Hunter" are attention-grabbing examples of tight writing combined with creative production. On the two bonus tracks that close the album, "Phoenix" and "Undercover," Sydney teams up with producer Gil Martin to show that he can write electronic dance music with the same sensual charm and mystical flair that characterize his more roots-based pop/rock numbers.
A rare live acoustic recording featuring Mathew Sydney's deeply personal writing style and his distinctive, heartfelt voice.
Mathew Sydney is a prolific songwriter whose original music is distinctive for its classic sound and irresistible hooks. Broadly defined as “indie rock,” Sydney’s music draws on elements of country, folk and soul. Contemporary influences range from The White Stripes and Neko Case but his music is firmly rooted in the classic rock tradition of Neil Young, Lou Reed and Fleetwood Mac.
Sydney's songs feature blunt, honest lyrics that vary from the haunting, chant-like tones of "Blackbird" ("Follow him down in the valley at night / Whisper my love in his ear tonight") to the outright hilarious "Stacked Against You" ("I was tied up on the bathroom floor / When you found me I was a tweaked out freezing whore").