A 10 track house album (7m 30s) — released December 2nd 2022 on Compost

Born and raised under the sun of Provence, Arno E. Mathieu spent most of his time riding his grandfather's old motorcycle in the hills, listening to the most psychedelic Doors's songs, and eating his grandmother's traditional Eggplant & Tomatoes Mediterranean dishes.
Surrounded by his parent's jazz records, young Arno watch classic Sci-fi movies like Blade Runner or Star Wars, and the Italian Western, The Good The Bad and the Ugly, getting lot of influences from Vangelis or Morricone soundtracks, and developing a special taste for epic music & stories, and romantic characters.
Around 17 years old, Arno gets a real interest for Electronic music through his elder brother's mixtapes of Laurent Garnier, Saint-Germain's House music, then Nuyorican Soul album and Masters At Work club tunes. He buys 2 turn-tables and vinyls, and quickly organizes his first parties and club events with his brother.
In 2000, straight out from his daily MPC sessions, Arno E. Mathieu releases his track " Call It Jungle Jazz " as Matt'Samo, for a Yellow Production project called Africanism. He then moved to the French Capital where he spent lot of time exploring Club scene and witnessing studio sessions of his new friend Dj Gregory, who's gonna introduce him some of the Parisians House Music leaders like, Julien Jabre, Next Evidence, or DJ Deep…

In 2005, after months of Africanism worldwide djing, Arno E. Mathieu creates his own Clima Records label, to release the music he wants to do. It is also the opportunity to welcome on the label remixers and collaborations such as Kuniyuki, Vakula, Franck Roger, Tokyo Black Star, Jephté Guillaume, Massalo, Raoul K, Julien Jabre, etc…
Since his first release on Clima, Arno's music finds supports from many leaders of the underground scene such as François K, Dj Harvey, Jeff Mills, Dixon or Laurent Garnier, and are getting a special attention from one of them in Joe Claussell's person.
Claussell gives so much credit to Arno E. Mathieu's music, that he starts to distribute Clima Records vinyls through his Atypical Dopeness structure all around the world of record stores, and brings a new visibility for Arno's music.
Arno E. Mathieu has also produced tracks and remixes for labels such as Deeply Rooted, Real Tone, Yoruba, Tribe, Compost and has released a first album in 2018 called " Circumstances Of Chaos " also appreciated by the underground scene.
After many years going back and forth between Paris and his beloved Provence, Arno has finally get back home in the south, and makes a last move for a real Mediterranean lifestyle, cooking figues jam, growing tomatoes, zucchini & eggplants and finds the right balance for his creative process.
Thanks to this return, Arno E. Mathieu starts a new project called CONTEMPLATION, totally dedicated to his lifestyle and to the landscapes & environment that make it possible. A tribute to the " sublime " of nature and the moments that creates.

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