"Songs from a Different Room" is Lars first all acoustic vocal album, very different from anything you have heard from him before. The songs were written in 2008 and most of the backing tracks were also recorded at that time. Originally another singer was scheduled to record them but things didn't work out and finally in 2014 Lars decided to do them by himself, somthing he feels very good about now.

Lars says "I am very proud of this album, I think these ten songs are really great and they do present a different and very personal side of me, both as a person and as a musician. I put a lot of work into the guitar playing and the singing as well as the actual writing of the songs. I think there is no other album out there that sounds like this one, so it's quite unique stuff in an over saturated world where there are too many artists sounding the same".

"Releasing an all acoustic album might be something of a challenge, but something I always wanted to do" Lars recalls. Writing the music and the lyrics, as well as playing and singing all received a lot of attention and all of these ten tracks have their own personality. There is a lot of musical varition to be found, Rock,Blues and Prog influences have been merged into something quite unique.

The acoustic "Songs from a Different Room" does not mark the end of Lars' electric guitar career but should be seen as a one off. On the other hand, Lars does not rule out anything and does not have any plans whatsoever for any further recordings as he is looking to bring his music to the road if possibilities arise.

Currently Lars is performing with "Roadhouse" a blues/rock band for which he has made some fresh arrangements of some cool rock and blues classics.

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01. All We've Got
02. Keep Pushing Me On
03. Hold On
04. I Feel Your Spirit
05. Temporary State of Confusion
06. Just Let It Rain
07. Shadow of Doubt
08. Keep On Burning
09. Sweet Taste of Mystery
10. Remain Unsolved


Lars Eric Mattsson - All vocals and guitars.

Eddie Sledgehammer - Percussion

The Astral Strings

Production, Mixing and Mastering by Lars Eric Mattsson.
All music and lyrics written by Lars Eric Mattsson.
Composed and Recorded between 2008-2014.
Mixed at the New Lion’s Cage in 2014.