Toy Box - Short Stories

by Carter Matthews

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Jackson Hale Toy Box stands apart from many up and comers due to his musical abilities on the mandolin and his ear for the beautiful, delicate, and hard hitting elements in music that may contribute to a delectable, clean sound. Favorite track: Waiting.
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Toy Box releases “Short Stories” EP on Street Ritual! Experience a futuristic chillout vibe fused in with acoustics and organic flavors filled with depth, quality, and balance. Four tracks display melodic captures as vocals and instrumentation create clarity hailing from Denver, CO. These soundscapes create ambient atmospheres of elegant composition and trigger a calming effect that leads through melodic measures. Carter fuses in his mandolin, making for an overall progression of authentic creativity and aesthetic presentation.

Toy Box is the alias of Carter Matthews, an up and coming musician and producer currently modulating in Denver, Colorado. Matthews has managed to stand out in a highly competitive music scene by blending soundscapes , pushing the boundaries of everyday genres, and meticulously blending the instrumental and digital. With his range of production abilities and the unique infusion of his mandolin, Toy Box gives himself a creative advantage over every other player in the game. With his following and inspiration growing stronger each day, the future is looking quite exciting for this young audial wizard.

Message from Toy Box:
"It’s been almost a year since my last multiple track release. I think my music has changed exponentially for the better in that time, and I’m proud of these tracks as I think they display a new vision for what Toy Box music will be in the future. Once you listen I’m sure you will notice that the tracks are considerably different from each other, however I hope you enjoy the certain signature sound that I believe I have been developing. I initially wrote all the music on the mandolin and then transcribed it to all the different instruments. The vocals are recordings of myself or others and I hope the melodies get stuck in your head. I tried to lean more towards the acoustic/real-life aspects of sounds, but obviously there is a significant amount of electronic elements involved. I mastered them all myself, but got some feedback from some producer friends. These tracks were made on airplanes, bus rides, in my living room, the library, etc. I’ve been taking a lot of influence from Odesza, Bonobo, Emancipator, and Flume, but obviously wanting to make the EP as different and my own as possible. All in all, I just hope you really enjoy these sounds and share them with your friends!"

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released December 15, 2015

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