Hear ye! Hear ye!
“TILDEN” – my 7 song collection is officially released.
Oceans, fire, cello, baroque pop, NYC, my indie-rock roots – a totally new mashup.
“a slice of nautical punk poetry set to cello and performed for a drunken Marie Antoinette birthday party”
Listen here: http://mattloganmusic.bandcamp.com/album/tilden
This one’s dedicated to Ryan Messmore
Cover art by Emily Linstrom
A 2-part set of songs by my solo cello-rock-electronica project –
we were gone
looking back on our regrets
playback on an old cassette
you will be blamed
for taking off too soon
waking up the neighborhood
piling in the backseat
hit the gas and
off we go
we were gone
none of us were wrong
another bridge is calling
the playing field has been
all leveled out
we know we’ve been untrue
never wanted you to be disappointed
we’ll drive on
A Thousand Different Sighs
We have been gone so long
the pull’s too strong
We don’t know when
when we’ll be
be back home again
a thousand different sighs
We every stop we make
our mind does wake
Under open sky
We wish we knew
Knew when we’d
We’d be back again
a thousand different sighs
My musical project, Snazz Mammoth, is a lot of things – sometimes it verges on the folky,
but other times it goes all out – pulling together baroque/classical, rock, and electronica.
Almost every track features the cello.
Here’s the latest!:
My cello/rock/psychedelic/baroque/electronica musical project, Snazz Mammoth, has been on a bit of a hiatus lately, but finally new songs are getting done.
This is the latest, inspired by the invisible history of Lower Manhattan, where the old town has been built on top of over and over again, but where the spirits of New Amsterdam are still everyone, floating just behind the surface.
This past Friday, Colorform, a band I play cello in, performed at the Greenpoint Gallery in Brooklyn. It’s a great space – a two-story warehouse in the industrial fringes of Greenpoint – A ton of rooms to explore, great exhibits, friendly people, a great vibe, and 10 local bands on two stages.
A great time. The gallery does these parties at least once a month, and they are definitely worth checking out. We’ll be back to perform on April 20.
Shakefist Magazine was at the event and had this to say about Colorform:
“All this was set amongst a backdrop of about 10 local musical acts who suited the event well. The stand out was Colorform, a simple act featuring a female singer with band including an excellent cellist, who sang catchy songs whilst a friend of their’s created a piece from scratch in front of the stage using pastels. A creative and inventive idea that suited the event to a tee.”
For music, and live art, (and to find out about future events and recordings) check out:
Greetings from the Adirondacks! (more on that later)
Tomorrow the band I play cello in, Colorform, is rocking out with a brand new full line-up! If you’re anywhere near NYC, you should definitely check it out. It’s female vocals, acoustic guitar, bass, drums, cello, AND live improvised art.
The show’s at 10pm at:
The Local 269
269 East Houston Street (btw. Aves A and B)
$7 cover (for a whole night of music)
Here is a work that artist Sarah Valeri created from scratch during one of our 45 minute sets:
2 weeks from tonight is NY RawArtists’ Illuminaire where some of my Holga and Diana pictures will be showing. There’s a ton of great artists and creative people involved. More details later, but check out the site, and your tickets now, as these things tend to sell out.
This past Saturday, one of the bands I play cello in, Colorform, performed in Hoboken, New Jersey with “Rock for Honduras“.
The event was attended by great people who graciously raised a bunch of money for the Esmirna School for the Deaf in San Pedro Sula.
Colorform consists of female vocals, cello, guitars, percussion, bass, and a visual artist who improvises an entire work of art on a blank canvas as the music plays.
Our shows are always a unique experience, but this day was particularly special. The venue, Willie McBride’s, has excellent sound (thanks Matt!) and a great warm vibe. (A characteristic, btw, which is much more rife in Hoboken than across the river in Manhattan)
The best part, though, was our impromptu “encore” on the sidewalk outside!
We play again this Friday!
May 20, 9pm
171 Avenue C (btw. 10th and 11th Streets)
East Village, NYC
For more about Colorform: