Bristol based Phonseca’s debut album closes in on February 15th release

photo by Sarah Davis

One of the most interesting upcoming releases on my radar this year (2019) will come from electronic/ambient Bristol based artist Phonseca’s debut “Between A Dream” out Feb 15th.  If you think i’m wrong, then let me know.  Email me at but read about This is Chill – The Daily Chill first.

According to the press release, the debut includes tracks from the “Afterglow” EP which gained airplay on Gideon Coe’s BBC 6 Music show and very positive reviews from national music press and blogs. His bio reads “After playing synths in bands around Bristol’s eclectic music scene, Matthew followed a more minimal Ambient/Electronica direction. His training as a classical pianist also had a subtle influence on the sound, which at the same time, led to composing library music where his work has been synchronised on primetime TV like BBC1’s ‘The One Show’, Channel 5 programs and national TV in Poland and Romania.”

In regards to “Between A Dream”, I would like to add expect some New Order influences thrown in, a New Order remake and a remix from Scanner (Robin Rimbaud)….plus work that justifies comparisons with artists like Ryuichi Sakamoto, Joy Division, The Pet Shop Boys and Jon Hopkins.

Listen to ‘I See Stars’ from the “Afterglow” EP and the debut full album “Between A Dream”.



source courtesy of press release