We've updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.


by Matthew Florianz

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    · Free Shipping for one CD included
    · Glass Mastered CD (2003)
    · Usually ships out once a week (Saturday)
    · Can take up to three weeks to arrive
    · To save on shipping cost, sending artwork and CD only
    · Local taxes and import duties may apply
    · This is the last remaining batch, once sold out, it is gone

    Includes unlimited streaming of three via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 7 days

      £12 GBP or more 


  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      £5.95 GBP  or more


apathy one 09:05
apathy two 08:53
apathy three 06:28
yearning one 06:45
yearning two 07:40


NOTE: Gapless playback is not supported on this page. The download album is presented without gaps.

dene bebbington
wind and wire

Matthew Florianz is an artist whose music I've only recently discovered, and I definitely hope to hear more of it in the future. Three occupies a musical space that combines drifting ambience with dark and mysterious drone-based sensibilities. This is a sub-genre that some others have entered but few do it as well as Matthew.

The three things that the title refers to are apathy, nostalgia, and yearning (in that order); and each of these themes is split across three discrete tracks. I found myself becoming ambivalent about whether the music actually conveys much sense of the theme it belongs to. Sometimes it fitted the mood suggested by the title but at other times it simply felt more abstract and eerie.

The first two tracks of "apathy" have lugubrious and oppressive drones that are followed by a slightly brighter piece which conveys more of a sense of thought, as though a slothful and melancholy mood is broken into by the more positive aspects of one's mind. In contrast, "nostalgia" begins with the sound of rain and distant synth tones which eventually get replaced by a series of well-spaced reverbing notes sounding so much like a church organ that it made me imagine standing in a church or cathedral listening to the organ trying it's best to fill the massive acoustical space. Curiously, the second track of "nostalgia" then takes the listener to a railway station because of sampled sounds of a train and the lumbering noises it makes on the railway tracks. Finally, "yearning" is perhaps the most gentle of the three themes, especially the second part of it which features the ghost like vocals of Tantiana Brainerd (who is also to be heard on Electronic Forest), these presumably treated vocals are so ethereal as to sound like the sonic equivalent of breathing.

When it comes to creating haunting, shifting, and nuanced drifts and drones of electronic tonalities then Matthew Florianz is without a doubt one of the best judging by this album. Imagine the organic and gossamer elements of Diatonis, the drones of John Broaddus, and the drifting ambience of Thom Brennan and you'll have some idea of what Three has to offer.


released March 2, 2003

yearning two (with Tatiana Brainerd), CD master by Gene Williams.


all rights reserved



Matthew Florianz Cambridge, UK

Ambient environment soundscapes is where sound design, field recording and tonal composition converge. I enjoy the random chance of a sound found in the wild, or exploring a synthesizer to create something unexpected: A space where your imagination can explore.

Global listeners — codes are available to compensate for income differences, please ask, I’d love to welcome you as listeners!
... more

contact / help

Contact Matthew Florianz

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code

Report this album or account

Matthew Florianz recommends:

If you like Matthew Florianz, you may also like: