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“Tilden” – released today!

Hear ye! Hear ye!

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“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

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“April King” – by Snazz Mammoth

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’re gone

 

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

and on

and further

 

 

A Thousand Different Sighs

 

We have been gone so long

the pull’s too strong

out here

open road

 

We don’t know when

when we’ll be

be back home again

 

We sigh

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

 

We sigh

a thousand different sighs

 

“Undying” – the newest baroque-electronica track from Snazz Mammoth

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!:

 

For more:

www.myspace.com/snazzmammoth

www.myspace.com/matthewloganmusic

“Ghosts of Lower Manhattan” – by Snazz Mammoth

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.

Colorform in Shakefist Magazine

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:

http://www.facebook.com/colorformmusic

http://www.myspace.com/colorformmusic

http://www.myspace.com/user/colorformmusic

 

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A piece of live art made from scratch at a Colorform show in December

 

 

 

Latest Baroque-Rock aria from Snazz Mammoth!

One of my musical projects, Snazz Mammoth, combines baroque, classical, rococo, and modern rock and electronica.

 

There’ll be more details  on that later, but for now check out our newest piece:

She Tore Down

 

an aria of sorts….

 

Snazz Mammoth at the Return of Rococo Party

A Colorform Friday!

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)

NYC

$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:

"Gemini" by Sarah Valeri

ALSO
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.

Rock for Honduras – And this Friday at teneleven

This past Saturday, one of the bands I play cello in, Colorform, performed in Hoboken, New Jersey with “Rock for Honduras“.

Colorform

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.

Example of the improvised art Sarah Valeri (www.sarahvaleri.com) created during a Colorform set

Example of the improvised art Sarah Valeri (www.sarahvaleri.com) created during a Colorform set

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

teneleven

171 Avenue C (btw. 10th and 11th Streets)

East Village, NYC

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150185655887190.310945.690987189&saved#!/event.php?eid=131808736894260

For more about Colorform:

www.myspace.com/colorformmusic
www.youtube.com/user/ColorformMusic
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Colorform-Music-and-Live-Art/256400222512
www.twitter.com/ColorformMusic


Example of the improvised art Sarah Valeri (www.sarahvaleri.com) created during a Colorform set

Example of the improvised art Sarah Valeri (www.sarahvaleri.com) created during a Colorform set

Example of the improvised art Sarah Valeri (www.sarahvaleri.com) created during a Colorform set

Example of the improvised art Sarah Valeri (www.sarahvaleri.com) created during a Colorform set

Example of the improvised art Sarah Valeri (www.sarahvaleri.com) created during a Colorform set

Example of the improvised art Sarah Valeri (www.sarahvaleri.com) created during a Colorform set

Example of the improvised art Sarah Valeri (www.sarahvaleri.com) created during a Colorform set

Example of the improvised art Sarah Valeri (www.sarahvaleri.com) created during a Colorform set

Example of the improvised art Sarah Valeri (www.sarahvaleri.com) created during a Colorform set

Example of the improvised art Sarah Valeri (www.sarahvaleri.com) created during a Colorform set