Sounds Like: Massive Attack, Thievery Corporation, Leftfield, DJ Olive, DJ Shadow
Manager: Tracey Lee-Matthews, PANGAEA'S PEOPLE (Global Arts Network)
Keyboardist Ed Matthews began the ethno-ambient Noise Level project in 2004 in order to create music that could exist in recorded form, yet lends itself to improvisation in a live setting.
In 2009, The Liquid Sky, was favourably reviewed in Exclaim magazine and climbed to the #3 position in CHRW'...See Full Bio
“Dub Knowledge presents London sonic electrician Ed Matthews (knowingly or unknowingly) at a familiar crossroads for many artists: pursue the commercial/popular or follow the road less travelled? The record shows Matthews continuing to explore more sophisticated new territory with forays into dub-derived scenarios and sometimes foreboding ambient sound paintings. But this listener’s ears locked right onto the album’s third track, ‘Jetstreams,’ a truly beautiful marriage of wistful human voice and spaciously recorded electronic wash and its follow-up ‘Lift Me (The Story’s Been Told)’ that recalled the more sublime moments from early-period Zero 7. Both compositions are head and shoulders above their companions here and clearly indicate what could be done at the meeting point between the human heart and well deployed wave forms. Stay tuned. – Rod Nicholson > Performance: B+/Production: B+”