/ Jonny Nash (MAT)
YOSHIROTTEN is a graphic artist and art director based in Tokyo. Born in 1983, he works across a wide spectrum of fields, including graphics, moving images, 3D works, installations and music. Besides his career as an artist in his own right, Yoshirotten also serves as an art director and multidisciplinary designer for diverse clients, his works ranging from artwork for both nationally and internationally known musicians, to graphics for fashion brands, advertising visuals and commercial space design. Yoshirotten has held solo shows in London and Berlin, and in 2018 he mounted a massive exhibition of his works, his largest to date, titled “FUTURE NATURE.” Held at TOLOT/heuristic SHINONOME in Tokyo, the exhibition included an enormous installation work using 1,300 square meters of space, 3D works, moving images and graphic works. In 2017 a collection of his artworks, "GASBOOK 33 YOSHIROTTEN," was published by GASBOOK.
Jonny Nash began his career whilst living in Japan during the 2000’s, releasing his first records on Kenji Takimi’s seminal label Crue-l. Relocating to London, Nash released a number of records on Lovefingers ESP Institute before starting Melody As Truth in 2014 as an outlet for his work. MAT launched with Nash’s blissful ambient EP Phantom Actors and was followed in 2015 by the album Exit Strategies, which highlighted Nash’s ability as a multi-instrumentalist. His 2017 Eden, recorded in Bali, received praise for its compositional skill. MAT is also a home to regular collaborator Suzanne Kraft, who has released two solo albums on the label and the collaborative Nash/Kraft album Passive Aggressive in 2017. In recent years Nash has expanded his work into the field of film and art projects. He has composed a number of film scores, most recently for the 1976 film Sky Over Holland which was premiered at the 2017 Dekmantel Festival. In the same year he was invited for a residency at Xavier Veihlan’s Studio Venezia project at the Venice Biennale with Italian ambient pioneer Gigi Masin. Nash will release a new solo album on Dutch label Music From Memory in early 2019. This is not the first time Nash has worked with MFM, having released two albums as Gaussian Curve alongside Gigi Masin and Marco Sterk aka Young Marco in 2015 and 2017. An accomplished multi-instrumentalist, Nash’s live performances are a constantly evolving hybrid of acoustic and electronic improvisations centred on guitar and piano.