Symphonic Vapour is the musical alias of Matt Burrows, a composer, arranger and producer of instrumental electronica with classical influences. He also draws on film music, New Wave, synthpop, disco and Progressive Rock for inspiration. However, his ultimate musical ambition is to fuse electronic instrumentation with orchestral arrangements.
He has had some formal musical training. Having started studying the piano at six years old, he began to compose at the age of seven. At 11 years old, he switched to electronic instruments to widen the sounds he could work with. He learned composition and arrangements in studying for GCSE Music and continued to enjoy writing and arranging music since. His influences are principally Jean Michel Jarre and Mike Oldfield. Other influences include Vangelis, Tangerine Dream and the Alan Parsons Project. More recently he has been drawn to minimalist composers such as Philip Glass, Steve Reich and Michael Nyman.
Recent and current work
In September 2009 he self-released his début album, Aperture in demo form to get his music ‘out there’. During 2010 he focussed on sending demos and growing his audience on-line. Towards the end of the year and into 2011 he started recording newer material for the second album, with the working title, Penumbra.
"Introducing Symphonic Vapour. One of our newest community members goes by the stage name of Symphonic Vapour. A very abstract name accompanied by an equally abstract sound. Influenced by serveral realms of music including electronic, house and instrumental, Symphonic Vapour is a melting pot of rhythm. No lyrics... just Instrumental bliss."
Sean Presley, Rand World News 13 April 2011.
About Aperture, "Nice upbeat music! The rhythm is steady but has an uplifting appeal in it!"
Admin, Top News 23 July 2010.