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Balearic Breakfast | Episode 147 | Meeting Matthew Halsall

Updated: Oct 25, 2023

Colleen ’Cosmo’ Murphy broadcast the 147th episode of Balearic Breakfast on her Mixcloud and Twitch TV socials on September 19th 2023.


About this show. – In a recent interview Matthew Halsall gave to 'Big Issue', talking about the composition of his new album, he explained: “Throughout the creative process I wanted to free myself from any rules and formulas and just have fun. I took a lot of inspiration from one of my favourite Picasso quotes: ‘Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up’, so I got all my musical toys out and just followed my instincts.”

Hearing tracks like 'Water Street’, ‘Tracing Nature’ or ‘Triangles in the Sky’ (taken from his brand new LP 'An Ever Changing View') immediately, and gently, took the whole Balearic Breakfast Family to a calm and ethereal place, close to intangible musical heavens... Also, hearing Matthew's approach to music was a very special moment indeed allowing the Family to ease out and enjoy one of the most soothing shows of the series ever (also talking about Music's healing force on the chat)!

Listen back to the 147th episode of Balearic Breakfast:


Events. – Colleen will take part in these events (click here to find all the forthcoming dates).


The Wow Effect. – Today's show was very special as we got to hear not only Matthew's interview with Colleen but also the music he loves, including some tracks played by our Captain on previous Balearic Breakfast shows (Caoilfhionn Rose's "Paths" being, for instance, included on the 'Balearic Breakfast Vol. 1' compilation), which demonstrates that yes, indeed, there is a 'Balearic' musical genre!

It was also one of these shows that we all love because Colleen had the time to join the chat and talk with us; feeling her presence is always a great moment!

Matthew Halsall


Matthew Halsall – Water Street

Matthew Halsall – Tracing Nature

Matthew Halsall – Triangles in the Sky

Matthew Halsall – Calder Shapes

Matthew Halsall – Mountains, Trees and Seas

Matthew Halsall – An Ever Changing View

Matthew Halsall – Field of Vision

Portico Quartet – Time

Hania Rani ft Duncan Bellamy – Dont Break My Heart

Phi Psonics – We Walk in the Garden of Our Ancestors

Phi Psonics – Space Walk

Caoiifhionn Rose – Truly

Caoilfhionn Rose – Paths

Alice Coltrane ft Pharoah Sanders – Journey In Satchidananda

Cinematic Orchestra – All That You Give

Makaya McCraven – Dream Another



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