Compulsive Matter

by The First Conception

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CD cover designed by Zacron (1943-2012) RIP -

CD cover layout by Rogerio Ferreira.

All uploaded tracks are WAV audio files.

Some of these tracks are available on a compilation of strong tracks, second takes and singles, self released in July 2010 to celebrate the first two years of TFC's activity.

Six albums in all have so far been recorded:

We Are Born (April 2008) EPCD
Inscape (July 2008)
Off the Record (May 2009) EPCD
Riddle of Existence (July 2009)
Random Thoughts (August 2009) EPCD
The Jazz Matter (September 2009)

Inscape - Special Edition - celebrates Zacron's life work and features a full length version of Woodland Green.

Zacron is best known for designing the iconic Led Zeppelin III album cover for his friend Jimmy Page in 1973. This album cover is part of a vast and varied body of work by Zacron spanning five decades. He's done the same thing for his friend Rogerio Ferreira regarding TFC's Inscape album cover.

Off the Record is a jazz jam session TFC recorded as a quartet with Russell Young on piano and Julian Revell on saxophone. Its edited version is available as an EPCD.

This music project consists of two founding members, Tom Conway (from Norwich) and Rogerio Ferreira (from Lisbon) who met in April 2007 at a TEFL course for teachers. Jaki Alden (also from Norwich) joined the project for the recording of a few tracks on a couple of albums and tags along for some live gigs.

Some of the music is available for downloading here at the website and also at Sound Cloud.

Selected albums are available for sale specially priced at gigs. They will also be available for sale here through paypal at a later stage.

Contact for gigs or other work (at reasonable rates) and interviews:

All albums are in the process of being repackaged. They will made available through paypal. Thanks for bearing with us.



released July 30, 2010

Tom Conway - acoustic guitar
Rogerio Ferreira - drums, percussion, glockenspiel
Jaki Alden - flute, woodwind, mandolin, violin

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Will Wilson,
except tracks 9 and 10 by Andrew Todd, at
Future Studios of Norwich, United Kingdom

Produced by Rogerio Ferreira
Executive Producer: Michael Leung

All albums and website layout illustration by Rogerio Ferreira
Website background image courtesy of Robert Gendler
Website concept design by Bandcamp



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