Matthew Patterson Curry aka Safety Scissors makes eccentric and experimental electronic dance and pop music. Originally from Minnesota his formative musical years were spent in San Francisco and Berlin but now he resides in New York. A new album is f..
In the early stages of Matthew Patterson Curry's musical adventures he was surrounded by the likes of Kit Clayton, Sutekh, Twerk, Kid 606, and Matmos, the San Francisco experimental electronic scene in the early naughts, who provided musical support and inspiration for his first forays into production under his Safety Scissors moniker. In May of 2000 at the very first Mutek Festival, he debuted his singing and electronic music in a live context. The dub-tinged techno pop was culled into the Plug Research album Parts Water which received wads of international praise, hailed as a pioneering exploration of fusing songs with experimental techno.
Subsequent worldwide touring and invitations to well respected festivals soon followed, leading him to his obligatory Berlin stint. With Tainted Lunch, his second full length album which was released on Pole's ~scape label, he strayed further from his initial techno roots, defining his own brand of "dork pop". His non-singer singing was more present and the structures echoed radio friendly tunes enlisting musical help from friends Kevin Blechdom, Francoise Cactus (Stereo Total), and Erlend Øye. He also has lent his talents for numerous remixes of artists in all shapes in sizes (including Matmos, Sketch Show featuring two members of Yellow Magic Orchestra, and indie bands like Grizzly Bear and Architecture In Helskinki).
During all this he also founded his Proptronix label, releasing acclaimed acts like My Robot Friend and the Pigeon Funk project. Returning to San Francisco eventually he became immersed in the world of audio post production, while he still hung out with his synthesizers at night.
With thirst for growth he relocated to New York in 2010, and between his audio work for artists, composing for ads, DJ gigs and exhausting socializing has completed a third album, which embodies both a more cultivated pop sensibility but also harkens back to his mellow and moody early material. After far too long, Safety Scissors is ready to return to music in 2013 with vigor and sincerity. In A Matter Sleeping encapsulates an extended period of time that Safety Scissors was dormant in the scope of musical press and releases. Besides the standard love and identity fare it covers themes of writer's block, sloth, perseverance, happenstance, infinity, and relativity.
Selected discography Safety Scissors
2001 : Parts Water (Plug Research)
2005 : Tainted Lunch (~scape)
2013 : In A Manner Of Sleeping (BPitch Control)
1999 : Rubber Stamp (Context)
2000 : Free Range Deductions (Force Tracks)
2000 : Grounds For Foreground (Force Tracks)
2000 : Delay 05 w/Sutekh (Delay)
2000 : Lost At B (Cytrax)
2001 : Either Or EP (Plug Research)
2002 : Ping Pong EP w/ Kit Clayton (Carpark)
2004 : Fridgelife (Proptronix)
2005 : Sunlight's On The Other Side 7" (~scape)
2000 : Material Problem by Kit Clayton (Cytrax)
2002 : (This Is) The Dream Of Evan And Chan by Dntel (Plug Research)
2003 : Gender Studies by Soft Pink Truth (Soundslike/Accidental)
2003 : Alles Sehen by Ellen Allien (BPitch Control)
2003 : Liebe Meine Disko by PJ Pooterhoots (Proptronix)
2004 : Night Talker by Sketch Show (Daisyworld)
2005 : La Duchess Anne by Grizzly Bear (Rumraket)
2006 : Do The Whirlwind by Architecture In Helsinki (Tailem Bend)
2006 : Steam And Sequins For Larry Levan by Matmos (Matador)
2006 : Dial Zero by My Robot Friend (Soma)
2006 : The Devil In Disguise by Krikor (Omerta)
2009 : For Everything That Is Right In The World by Land Sound (Untitled & After)