Ard Matthews brings us the new album ‘Impossible Machines’ from the dungeon studio of a castle he calls home.
‘Impossible Machines’ is the second solo album for Ard Matthews. He produced the album in his own studio that he built in his Hout Bay castle’s dungeon!
This new spot comes with quite a bit of history, but it’s the location that really suits Ard well. It’s perfect for an artist who loves to kiteboard, surf - and has a Skipper’s sailing license. His plan is to spend half his year at his new home, recording from the Empire Avenue studio he’s built here, and the other six months of the year, touring.
Ard followed his family’s musical roots. His mother Arlene Matthews plays piano and has even written a few songs. He decided to study drums after school, learned guitar at the same time and can play both as loud as he likes in his studio!
Every bit of the writing, recording, production and engineering of his newest record, he did here. For all the Just Jinjer fans, don’t fear, the band is still together and are heading to London in August to play at the Apollo Theatre.