Book of Matches

Released in April, 2016

I won’t go into it here, but suffice it to say that 2014 found me once again writhing around on death’s doorstep. In 2015 this was the first music I made once firmly (miraculously) back in the land of the living. It holds a special place in my heart for that.

Book of Matches is a collaborative film project between director and dear friend Matthew Thomas Ross and myself, composed of minute-long single-take videos set to minute-long songs. As a rule I wrote and recorded each song in a single session, with the guiding maxim of less is more. Each video tells its own little story but when we finished the series a distinctive arc emerged. You can watch all ten videos here:

In 2016, Bug Hunt Records released the music from Book of Matches on limited edition 12” vinyl.


Songs written, recorded and mixed by Kyle Morton at the Cement Building, Portland, OR Videos filmed by Matthew Thomas Ross Mastered by Adam Gonsalves