The Matt Payne Website

Freaky Books and Funky Music

The Matt Payne Website

Freaky Books and Funky Music

 
I'm an author and musician living in Canada.

On this site you'll find info about my books and electronic music. Plus you can read my blog and listen to some tracks.

 Books:
Absurd Comedy, Surreal Horror, Psychedelic Adventures, Weird Science Fiction, and Mind-Bending Mysteries.
 Music:
Psychedelic Electronica: Funky Beats and Stoner Grooves.
 

Music Player:

Guitar Poem
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Funky raw guitar groove from Synthetic Adventure Beats.

Maytar
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A drum n Bass dialogue from Synthetic Adventure Beats.

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The Process Walks

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 19:36:18 GMT


I'm trying to tell you something. It has to come through some medium. I cannot explicitly say it because it cannot be explicitly said. Language is triggers. I will try to show you.

There is a woman. She thinks of herself as a guy. Not a man, nor a boy, nor a girl, but a guy.

Language is a demon. I am a demon. There are demons of love. Love-demons.

Think of everything as demons and math. What else is there? Can you think of a third thing?

In the beginning there was the word. Language. Math.

Then there was light. Demons.

The only question is, how did we forget? How do I constantly have a feeling of connection to the immediate past, and all my pasts before, but never your past? Is there only me? I can't seriously ask that question. I give in to you as easily as I give in to me. Like a drug that isn't always good but isn't always bad.

There is a man. He thinks of himself as a guy. Not a man, nor a boy, nor a girl, but a guy.

The process walks.



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New Short Fiction: The Lifeguard published in Depraved Desires 2.

2017-08-04 03:46:09
 

I wrote a disturbing and offensive short story about a lifeguard who... oversteps his authority and the laws of nature. Apparently the fine folks at Hellbound Books are into that kind of thing because they're publishing it in their collection of erotic horror: Depraved Desires 2. As of August 4, 2017, this collection will be available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats.

New Publishing Business

2017-08-04 01:27:05
 

I registered a business with the Province of Ontario. The business is called Spiral Machines Productions, and I'll use it to publish my own books and music, as well as some other projects I have planned for the future. Who knows, maybe I'll publish books for other writers, too. But not yet.

Check out the Spiral Machines website at www.spiralmachines.ca.

It's pretty but I'll have to heavily re-work it soon to match my business.

New Website is LIVE

2017-07-01 16:59:04
 

My newest, biggest, coolest website is fucking LIVE now.

I maybe have a problem with re-vamping my website too much, but I swear to Jesus that this is the ultimate BEST website I've made so far (except maybe the one before the one before the last one, which was beautiful but not mobile-responsive enough). Anyway, if I want to change this one I can just change the front end. The back end should be SOLID AS FUCK.

Soon I'll be releasing another new book. As always, I have lots of plans, and this site will be the focal point for that.

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About Me:

I write weird stories and novels. I like vivid wordplay and far-out adventures. I like to explore subtle ideas, juxtapositions, scary aspects of personal development, and just generally far-out stuff. I like Hard Art, stuff that's upsetting, but also stuff that's just fun and beautiful. That's what's fun for me, and I hope it will be fun for you too. Fun and scary.


Most of my books are independently published. I like the control. I like hiring cover artists and designing the book myself. I have worked with publishers, and I'll do so again, but I'm a very DIY kinda guy and I love the process of giving you something that's completely my own invention.


When I make electronic music I tend to use the rhythm and beat-structure of dance music, while the melodic structure is more influenced by rock, funk, and metal. I've used FruityLoops, Reason, and the powerful (and volatile) suite of music production software in Linux.


I was born in Newfoundland, Canada. I got my degree from St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick. I've worked as a line cook, machine operator, web designer, and a bunch of other things.


I also do audio production Psymposia's weekly consciousness-expansion podcast. They're a great organization and you should check them out.


 About this site:

I've "re-vamped" my personal website way too many times. Usually I just want something noisy, jarring, and fun to look at. But I decided I needed something more functional so I built this content-management system in Flask, with Python. Now if I want to update it I'll just change the visuals, but the backend should be solid.


This is the main source for information about my work. Details about my books and music, my publishing history, where to buy my stuff, plus my blog and links to other cool site.


...but it's also a place to just put ridiculous things on the internet. I like internet noise. Glitch art. Broken things. So humour me by exploring it a little bit.


You can drop me a line at info [at] pattmayne [dot] com. I'll probably respond.

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