"Don't Make a Sound" is the new album of songs by Matthew Ariaratnam's solo project, Waylaid. The songs wrestle with love, heartbreak, meaning, truth, and death. “Don't Make a Sound because I'm trying to hear, the truth you see is so quiet dear” are the opening lyrics to the title track of the album, confronting the noise of humanity. For Matthew, these songs are the filters used to understand it better.
The album was recorded almost entirely by Matthew Ariaratnam in his closet and bedrooms of his house, which is the home of the newly launching, Three Eight Six records, co-founded by Matthew Ariaratnam and Aneeq Kalson. This will be one of the first releases on the new label.
released June 9, 2015
Music and Lyrics: Matthew Ariaratnam
String Arrangements: Matthew Ariaratnam, Junha Park, and Jon Poenn
Producer: Matthew Ariaratnam
Recorded and Mixed: Matthew Ariaratnam
Additional Recording and Mixing: Aneeq Kalson at Three Eight Six Records and Eric Kwan at Kwan Recording Studios
“Don't Make a Sound” Track: Recording by Pete Lamont and Mastered by Matthew Ariaratnam
Aneeq Kalson – Drums, Percussion, and Vocals
Jeffrey Fleming – Bass and Vocals
Kasia Czarski-Jachimowicz - Vocals
Amyna Alam - Vocals
Jon Poenn – Cello and Theramin
Junha Park - Violin
Scott Alton - Cymbal
Liam Welch - Guitar
Mike Borkovic – Saxophone
Matthew Ariaratnam – Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Charango, Banjo, Shakers, Accordion, Slide Guitar
Album Art: Nina Andelin (Mom)
Data Bending: Matthew Ariaratnam
Cover Photo Description: Jacob Ariaratnam throwing rocks into the Puget Sound.
Thank you: Thanks to Alexis for getting me off my butt to make this record (you're wonderful), thanks to Aneeq for all of the collaborative troubleshooting and help, thanks to JP for all the coaching and encouragement, thanks to all of the performers on these recordings, this couldn't have happened without you, thanks to my composition teachers and guitar teachers, thanks to Jasmine for letting me borrow your banjo, thanks to all my family and friends, thanks to Coral at 100.3 Sound FM, thanks to everyone who has encouraged and supported me with my music through the years, thanks to anyone who I might have forgotten (I promise it is not on purpose!), and finally thanks to you for listening to my heart strings buzz.
All songs and content copyright © Matthew Ariaratnam SOCAN, 2015.
Three Eight Six Records © 2015.
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