Matthew De Gennaro: “Sick Payador at Your Door”
Matthew De Gennaro’s Chuang Tzu Motherfucker was a great and unexpected find last year. The experimental artist is something of a hermit and flies about as far under the radar as you can get. Luckily local eclectic label Soft Abuse released De Gennaro’s 2013 album and those lucky enough to hear of it were richly rewarded. Now apparently De Gennaro has already prepared the material for a second album, and Soft Abuse will be releasing that one as well. Old Jack Somebody will be released on cassette format sometime in the near future. You can hear the first track from it “Sick Payador at Your Door” below. It’s a pretty instrumental tune that combines De Gennaro’s pastoral guitar/string arrangements with chimes and keys. Without any radical departures from De Gennaro’s established modus, the new track sounds more accessible than anything that I have heard of his in the past and would likely make a great introduction to the artist. Look to Soft Abuse for more details as to when Old Jack Somebody will become available.