B-Flat Minor | Vol. II, Issue 11
Cathedral Hush was posted by you days ago.
I return to often to often; to let go of a day or recall this moment. It is playing now as I write.
Thank you again for its grace.
Listening in London, UK by way of Angola, Southern Africa. This segment reminded me of my hometown in Africa. You were able to help me momentarily escape the fast pace of London City and briefly take me home emotionally and spiritually. Thank you
Annie Dillard says that we should try to write in such a way that if a dying person read it, it "would not enrage by its triviality." Having just been out there in the Pacific Northwest to be with someone as she died, tonight as I sit by the open window with the NH evening's crickets accompanying you in high and low rhythmic ringing sounds, I'm listening to this song with its brief human voice, and it's exactly the right thing not to trivialize the beauty and fragility all around us. "Cathedral," indeed. Thank you, as ever, Matt.
Beautiful and poignant ❤️
This is so beautiful. Looking forward to reading more of your other pieces
I’m speechless 😶 This issue is a whole new experience. Hope that from now on you will always read these poems - your voice is so soft and calming
You did it again! Sublime in every way. The poem reading, Steinbeck, everything. Bravo, Matt!
I’m listening from a train in Singapore. I’m looking forward to hopefully visiting my best friend in Vancouver next month (assuming Canada approves my visa in the next couple of weeks 🤞).
Also, your voice (both singing and reading) is so soothing! A perfect match for your soothing music.
Listening from Melbourne Australia and looking forward to spring - today the air smells of grass, mud and growing. Official spring starts next week, but it is here today. Thank you for your beautiful meditation.
I went for an early morning walk last week deep in an eastern German forest. The sun shined and bounced off the dew drops glistening everywhere - it reminded me of miniature disco balls that hung from the spruce needles. The forest floor was soft...almost bouncy...and green - a kind of deep forest green I don't recall ever seeing. Mushrooms erupted from the green carpet - dozens of varieties, I'm sure, would have made the overly curious quite sick. It was a beautiful moment...it felt very much like I was walking in one of nature's many cathedrals...and your latest meditation takes me right back to that beautiful moment - thanks so much!
This latest piece is so immersive and brilliant, and fits so well with the Steinbeck's description of the place. So palpable, when I closed my eyes I could feel as if I were in a forest myself and then in a cathedral with high ceilings and stained windows. Thank you for this little moment of meditation and calmness. Really needed it today.
This really built the vibe for finishing my patron postcard art for the month! My meditative weirdos paired well with your meditative jaunt :)
How beautiful and moving. Thank you. Will listen often.
Yet another gorgeous composition!
I am longing to get back to nature. It's stifling hot in Texas. Everyday I ask myself why I live here. I know I don't want to die here. I'm a California girl. Experiencing more of the northwest is on my list of things I must do. Thank you for taking me there for these few moments.
What do you think of “Demon Copperhead”?? I read it earlier this year and absolutely loved it (wrote a bit about it in “Everything is a Remix”). 🤓📘