The Sad Mac

by Stephan Mathieu

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THE SAD MAC
by Stephan Mathieu

Schwebung proudly presents THE SAD MAC, Stephan Mathieu's lost classic recorded and produced between Summer 2001 and 2004 and originally released on the Headz label from Tokyo in the Winter of 2004, for the first time as full resolution FLAC edition with a PDF booklet by Caro Mikalef.

All the factors that make Mathieu's trademark sound today are already in full play here, the spectral drones, early instruments and obsolete media like historical computers or wax-cylinders, coupled with his unique sense for composing an album turn THE SAD MAC into a timeless piece of abstract digitalia.

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“After all, its the little details in life that make all the difference, and thats especially true of Stephan Mathieu’s work. Like his close friend Akira Rabelais, whose wonderful software creatures he acknowledges using here, Mathieu shows that that most functional and impersonal of musical instruments, the laptop, is capable of producing work not only of great beauty, but of mysterious and powerful emotion. Mathieu’s trademark slowly shifting washes of sound are simply gorgeous.”

Dan Warburton, ParisAtlantic 2004

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released April 2, 2013

24Bit FLAC with 17-page PDF booklet
designed by Caro Mikalef for Cabina

Mastered by Henner Dondorf at Studio Andromeda
Published by Touch Music (MCPS)
© & ℗ Schwebung 2004/2014

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Launched on June 21, 2012 by Stephan Mathieu as a platform for new solo and collaborative work, as well as remastered work from his back catalog on vinyl and as full resolution digital editions.

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