Listen now | Resolve | C-Sharp Minor | Vol. I
Matt, this is wonderful. It is like a perfect blend of lo-fi beats and neoclassical in that it has a layer of sophistication in the arrangement and melodies that I find lacking in lo-fi beats that makes them sonically boring after awhile (which is sometimes what you want). But this is a whole other level.
Also I was thinking that your entire newsletter has such an introvert vibe that people who self-identify in this way would really respond to. Your songs and the visuals perfectly capture elements of the introvert experience—the push and pull of simplicity and solitude vs. connection and closeness. The value of time and space in the natural world to think and to feel without intrusion. Your newsletter is minimalist and beautiful—visually, textually and auditorily. Please keep going.
This track so good it gave me back my virginity and took it all at the same time
I love your talent! Matt, you have made my day! This track is beautiful as Morning Sunrise 😍 I had a lot of good emotions today and great feelings ❤️
“Music isn’t just a pleasure, a transient satisfaction. It’s a need, a deep hunger; and when the music is right, it’s joy. Love. A foretaste of heaven."
Wow, hey there. You just liked a comment of mine just as I was turning on some music taking a break from work. So I clicked in to your profile. Im new to Substack, and I haven't really got to know it. But it excites me. Great to just be able to tune into stuff like this... You know? Im listening here to your work in B Major, and reading little bits. Amazing. Ha. Its a new world, and I can finally start to see how each of us can just share their unique little evolving vibes in a succinct way. It can all work together is what im excited about exploring. IF I COULD JUST TAKE A BREAK FROM WORK. Any day now. Anyway, beautiful stuff here. Thanks. I look forward to exploring more. P
The quality of the arrangement just keeps getting better and better. Also the number of musical ideas you are able to get in really make the song feel like a complete thought from beginning to end. The programming and production are really tasteful.
This is absolutely wonderful, just like all of your pieces. I was surprised to read that you grew up in Arizona and reminiscing about the monsoons! I currently live in Tucson and have been in Arizona (as a transplant from eastern Washington State) for almost 15 years now. It looks like we've switched places :) It's been very muggy this week and has that monsoon-like smell so our rains should be any week now!
I just wanted to share that these monthly meditations are such a wonderful reset for me and I appreciate you so much for taking the time to create them despite life's constant busyness <3 I grew up in a small town in eastern Washington and your newsletters always remind me of home.
Wondrous and truly etherial.
Thanks for the excellent suggestions!
Congratulations on the new little boy Matt, and thank you for the serene and lovely interlude. I have an amateur-hour question, borne of your skilled technical notes to each piece: can you recommend an adult-friendly intro to music theory course/source? My college music theory is deep in the past at this point, and the more academic offerings don’t seem to offer the easy dipping in to the heart of music that your notes do.
Regardless, thanks for another sweet celebration of music.
The poem you chose reminded me of this one, which I love because of how the sea is described as if it were a forest. It's called Oread, by H.D.
Whirl up, sea—
whirl your pointed pines,
splash your great pines
on our rocks,
hurl your green over us,
cover us with your pools of fir.
This is really beautiful. I shared it on the latest Eulipion Outpost #88 (jeanvengua.substack.com), in the "Soundings" section.
Just a wonderful reflection and story! Now I will listen to the music!
really lovely / i can feel the care you put into this composition
really lovely / i can feel how much care went into that composition
This song brings joy to my heart. In these times that can be hard to find. Thanks yo so much...Tim