re:tract joins the Anara Publishing roster

retract Press Shot 2 BW
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We’re excited to announce that electronic and trip-hop artist re:tract has joined the Anara Publishing roster! re:tract is the moniker of multi-instrumentalist and producer Matt Gill whose music will appeal to the fans of Bonobo, Moderat, Portishead and Massive Attack.

re:tract’s sound blends the elements of multiple genres and styles, including downtempo, ambient, electronica and chillout. His heart-wrenching electronic soundscapes introduce the listener to the musical worlds full of emotion and honesty.

re:tract’s Blank Canvas featuring Martha Phillips from The Elephant Trees was picked up BBC airplay support and his debut LP was selected for editorial coverage with iTunes in June 2017. Blank Canvas was also featured on Huw Stephen’s BBC Introducing on Radio 1. re:tract’s song Let Me Guide You Through My Neurosis from the LP Do Not Eat This Record was supported by Mary Anne Hobbs on BBC 6 Music Recommends show.

Matt Gill of re:tract said of the signing: “I have always wanted to surround myself in work with people who feel like friends and family. I find it incredibly important to remind myself that music is supposed to be fun and not always “industry”. So, when I got introduced to Anara Publishing and found how friendly, approachable and easy they make everything it seemed like the perfect fit. They also have a fantastic and diverse roster of artists on their books. I’m looking forward to working with Anara, knowing I won’t have to worry about the publishing side to my music and the syncs will be in line with my ethos. “

Jagoda Jagodzinska of Anara Publishing added: “When we first listened to re:tract’s music we immediately knew he would be a great fit for our roster. We are extremely happy to be working with such talented musician and songwriter as Matt! We’re looking forward to representing re:tract for sync and publishing and finding new opportunities for his music!

Listen to re:tract’s sound below. To discuss licensing any of his tracks, get in touch with the Anara Publishing team.