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)
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What we have here is two younger string players who have come out of the gates at the top of their game. The combination of Robert’s tuneful fingerpicking with Ryan’s take on the improvisation inherent in indian classical music is a match made in heaven. Like mint ice cream and chocolate chips. Sweet, a microsecond of unexpected hard-to-place flavor, then a refreshing finish. I have NO doubt these two will have more to offer us in the future. Richard Hayes