Hi, I'm Matthew.
I write, produce educational content and design sounds.
This site hosts all of my writing on creativity, knowledge management, learning, sound design, production and more.
I also share all of my notes from books, articles, and podcast.
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Deconstructions of over 25 artists including: Lorn, Burial, Monte Booker, Kaytranada, Bonobo, Mura Masa and many more.
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Part of My Brain
Five years ago, I started taking detailed notes from every book I was reading.
Included are my book notes, marginalia, and musings. Save yourself time and allow me to distil the life-changing lessons from any book. I’m a compulsive note-taker and love extracting, synthesizing and sharing information. My goal is to share condensed cheat sheets for everything I consume.