Matt Carlson - American Standard (2008)
Well, I finally got around to uploading my new solo CD for download. American Standard is an album I worked on (and off) for about 8 months, recording whenever I wasn't working or doing Parenthetical Girls stuff. The music was an attempt to bring together disparate musical interests of mine into a cohesive whole. "Vortex" is basically drone meets EAI with a pop melody on top. "Let's Move (into the store)" is Krautrock-pop using additive processes. The only real unifying aesthetic I guess is minimalist techniques put into song form, making use of an extended time scale. Really it's an EP with songs that are so long that it becomes a full-length.
Mastered by Luke Wyland of Au.
Download the whole album as a Zip here.
Or the individual songs:Vortex at the Center of the WorldSlab of ConcreteIf I Only Knew Who You WereMorgan Freeman's VoiceLet's Move (into the store)Distancing YourselfAmerican Standard
Parenthetical Girls at TBA - "Entanglements"
Well, the new Parenthetical Girls record is finally out and you can mail-order it here
in the US or here
for international orders.
To celebrate, we will be performing the entire album live with a 20-piece chamber orchestra as part of PICA's Time-Based Art
festival. The show is Sunday, September 7th at 10:30pm at leftbank
in Portland, OR.
Then, we're gonna be touring a lot.