The Mattson2 × GRAVIS

キャンペーン概要

The Mattson 2, the stylish twin brothers jazz duo, west coast surf culture musician, brings the original musical score recorded for GRAVIS. All the people who buy our collaboration items can download them.
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SIDE A :
Wabi-Sabi (composed by Mattson/Mattson)(5:10)
SIDE B :
Sabart Sawa (Wabi-Sabi-Remix by Jared Mattson)(3:45)

Jonathan Mattson :
drums, tambourine, triangle, marimabas
Jared Mattson :
electric guitar, 12 string electric guitar, drum machine

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Mattson 2

  • BUXTON

    Color:Pewter

    Size:25-30,31cm(7-12,13 inch)

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  • LOWDOWN HC

    Color:Pewter

    Size:25-30,31cm(7-12,13 inch)

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  • QUARTERS

    Color:Pewter

    Size:23,24,25-30,31cm(5,6,7-12,13 inch)

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  • FILTER

    Color:Pewter

    Size:23,24,25-30,31cm(5,6,7-12,13 inch)

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  • METRO 2

    Color:Black, Gunmetal / Green Ash, Pewter, Fossil

    Size:32L(51×35×16cm)

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  • BATTERY

    Color:Black, Pewter, Fossil

    Size:28L(50x33x16cm)

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  • NEO

    Color:Black, Gunmetal / Green Ash, Pewter, Fossil

    Size:27L( 45×33×17cm )

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  • MANEUVER TOTE

    Color:Black, Gunmetal / Green Ash, Pewter, Fossil

    Size:19L(51×29×11cm)

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  • CRUISER

    Color:Black, Gunmetal / Green Ash, Pewter, Fossil

    Size:6L(44×18×9cm)

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INTERVIEW

- What's the relationship of Gravis to you?
Gravis is a brand that is not afraid to take chances. Although they are associated with action sports they are much more than that. To us, not only are they are friends, they are an encouraging creative entity who gives artists like Mattson 2 a chance to make rad stuff that everybody believes in
- What caused you to collaborate with Gravis?
Our relationship started with Gravis in Irvine, CA where Thomas introduced us to a cool cat named Maurice.
He made sure that Gravis hopped on board to back our Feeling Hands Japan tour in 2011. Then we met all of the Japanese Gravis people and continued our relationship.
- Which point did you concentrate and care the most in this collection?
We as Mattson 2 wanted to create products that were unique to our inimitable aesthetics as a twin brother drums and guitar duo. In the process we created a product line that no one else could because it was innate to our twin kinship as well as our background as musicians involved in improvised contemporary music… The inside of the shoes and the bags is a graphical musical score that Jonathan wrote for a particular band to improvise to. It sounded good so we decided to use the same vibe on products… If it sounded good, it meant that it was drawn really well… because in my experience as a guitarist, if a graphic score looks rad, and the one playing it is sensative to the needs of the music, environment, and composers vision, it will sound good. In this case those same elements are at play in products… the same rules apply… the graphics look great so the product functions and is great.
- What do you like about Gravis shoes and bags?
I like that you can't get those style of products from any line. Only Gravis has them. In America we have thrift stores that have interesting clothes that are "lost in time." In many cases you will never see the same item ever again so if you like it you better buy it. We wanted to create that one of-a-kind vibe with our "Mattson 2 Madness" line. Also what I love about the products is that you can wear the products casually or formally (we wear the shoes with our custom tailored Taishi Nobokuni suits while we perform). The simple, elegant design of them crosses multiple social boundaries. Oh… and they function. They are comfortable.
- Which is your favorite item in this collection?
My favorite are the bowling shoes. Jonathan likes the handbag.
- Surprisingly, I heard that the artwork of shoe footbed is used as your musical score. Who do you compose music and write musical score?
Yes it was a piece Jonathan wrote for his Master's Thesis while studying composition at UC Irvine. It was a piece for electrified cello, drums, clarinet, piano, and guitar (I might be forgetting a few instruments). Conceptually the graphics evoked the musicians own internal thoughts. Jonathan's composition organized those types of thought into a fluid narrative using dynamics, tempo, and orchestration.
- Do you think twins have some merit as for playing music together? If you weren't twins, do you think you weren't playing music together?
Twins were meant to be one. Although the egg separates before birth, when the twins are born they are still one mentally and spiritually. I never understood twins who avidly try to separate from each other… Twins have power together and no matter what they choose to do music, art, architecture, sports, etc. if they go at it together they are already ahead of the game because they have a telepathic bond of power and they have a kind of extra sensory anticipation of what the other twin is about to do. Everything is amplified times 2. Its like having two bodies and two brains. This ideology works perfectly in music. When our minds are locked in 100% during a performance or project such as this Gravis one, there is no place one can go without the other one following. We go back to our true nature of being one. As far as your second question, if we were not twins I think we would (maybe) do something artistic simply because both of our parents are artists… but there really is no way of knowing.
- What gives effects to your music? Travel? Other artist? Hobby? Etc
Everything that surrounds us or has ever surrounded us. Every sound wave heard… too many variables to name but I can give one concrete example: Owning The Smiths tape Strangeway Here we Come in 5th grade changed our life. It is part of our bloodstream.
- Please let me know your coming up schedules and dreams in the future.
We will be releasing our new full length Mattson 2 album "Agar" in August. For that we will do an extensive US tour for it. We are looking forward to doing collaboration albums with Chocolat & Akito, Ray Barbee, and Tommy Guerrero. We also look forward to The Mattson 2 brand teaming up with other brands to create unique Mattson 2 vibed products.
- Please give some messages to your fans, and any other comments!
Domo arigato for your keen interest. Your support and interest fuels our creative fires. We care about you… you care about us. Don't eat out of date food. Don't surf waves too big for your ability unless you really want to. Find an avenue to be creative in any way possible… It doesn't have to be music. Just do something creative and don't let selfish people hold you down from your dreams and desires. Love, Mattson 2

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プロフィール

Nowadays, the relationship between The Mattson 2, twins jazz duo, and GRAVIS is well-known. They get popular since Thomas Campbell, who is a legend of surf art, regarded them as a twin musician of genius. They belong to Galaxia, which is famous music label for Tommy Guerrero, or Ray Barbee, and their popularity is as much as these legends musicians' one. A sweet melody made by drum's Jonathan Mattson and guitar's Jared Mattson(holding base at once) haunts our reverie. In these days , The Mattson 2 is an essential artist at west coast, playing their excellent music live around the world.