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Musicmatters Collective

We are a collective of musicians exploring music beyond the mainstream in the Sri Lankan context, particularly in areas and meeting points of free improvisation, jazz, traditional music, electronic music and sound art. We have collated some of the projects and records made over the past decade under Fish Climbs Tree Records (a select few shown below) and these can be accessed on the Fish Climbs Tree YouTube channel here.

Meeps - Sea Surpetti Full Album
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Fish Climbs Tree Records
Meeps - Sea Surpetti Full Album
Music by I. Smith Artwork by Ameli Vidanearachchi
O   O Full Album
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Fish Climbs Tree Records
O O Full Album
Sumudi Suraweera   Low Country Drum Set Solo's
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Fish Climbs Tree Records
Sumudi Suraweera Low Country Drum Set Solo's
Between Dreaming - Isuru Kumarasinghe
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Fish Climbs Tree Records
Between Dreaming - Isuru Kumarasinghe
Around 2010 I was going through a transformation which exposed myself and more to understand the environment around me. I was having this feeling the things happening around me and with myself was questionable in a personal but socially reflective manner. I started questioning my music I was involved at that time which I couldn't connect to. I questioned the music of musicians I was involved with and their actions which I couldn't connect to. So for a while I asked Why? asking this question was really emotional to me because behind that there was an action myself made a trial to what I know as my life, my knowing, my friends, my beliefs, my feelings, way we are living. I believe 'Between dreaming' was a metamorphosis to myself to open up my ears to listen more carefully into what I hear around me and myself and especially how I listen to others and understand them. Around 2009/2010 i'm not the only one who was in a transition the whole country was and still ... 1. Why? 00:00 2. Drag 00:29 3. Finite Cultivation 4:08 4. Void 12:38 5. No Face I 18:10 6. Serotonin 22:28 7. Linguistic Formation 23:27 8. Island 31:52 9. No Face II 33:59 10. Self 39:52 11. Archetype Reflection 43:05 Released January 1, 2012

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Sarani Perera

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Riyal Riffai

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Khazim Miskin

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Dinuka Jayasooriya

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Renuka Sriyantha

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Amal Abeygunawardana

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Hania Luthufi

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Yohan Jayasooriya

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(011) 231 4601 / (077) 285 4606

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