Matthew De Gennaro is a deep listener & composer of unclassifiable esoterica that draws on folk music from around the globe. In recent years, his finger-picked, highlife imbued guitar playing has taken on more prominence in his pieces, and there’s been a proliferance of personal story songs as well. Ever present is his gorgeous, otherworldy viol, and melodies from an arcane organ or two. There’s no one out there quite like him, and Conversation with a Roadside Skull provides further proof of this. Joining Matthew on organ for one track is long-time friend and collaborator Scott Tuma. Enjoy the short ride.
released May 18, 2018
Matthew De Gennaro: guitar, percussion, vocals, organ, tapes, viola da gamba, wood blocks, bells
Scott Tuma: organ (9)
supported by 10 fans who also own “Conversation With A Roadside Skull”
This is a phenomenally good album & I urge you to stop whatever you're doing, buy a copy and bury yr head between the speakers. Matthew's classic American primitive guitar is ENVELOPED by Jen's hammered dulcimer & Jayson's smattering percussion, like some bastard offspring of Robbie Basho & the Velvets at their most unhinged. Ecstatic, vital stuff. Spleen Cringe