“Square Peg in a Square Hole” is the debut album by “firewheelbombfire”, a brand new experimental solo project from Cardiff-based producer Matt Strangis. Zero budget, 100% DIY, and conceived from a pro-album / anti-single perspective, it was written and home-recorded in the exact chronological order of its track-listing, in just under two months, around the 9-5. Making minimal use of samples, it instead relies on home-made kit (cymbals / snares / percussion / guitar), borrowed instruments (piano / stylophone) and other noise-enabling bits and pieces found around the home (kitchen utensils / plates / cats).
The album is shaped by rock, electronic, stoner, ambient and metal influences, reflecting the fact that although Strangis has a hazy history of playing in variety of guitar-based bands, he also produces drum & bass and dubstep as “Billy Gone Bad” - under this alias, he has received airplay from Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1), Tom Robinson (BBC6) , Adam Walton (BBC Radio Wales), Bethan Elfyn (BBC Radio Wales) and Annie Nightingale (BBC Radio 1), and has DJ-ed on bills featuring some of the most respected names in drum & bass (Dillinja, Black Sun Empire, Dub Phizix, S.P.Y. etc).
“Square Peg in a Square Hole” marks the start of things for firewheelbombfire, and is set for release on 01 May 2013.
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