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What It Is ?

by Matthew De Gennaro

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One Stone 03:48
Enduring 05:02
Volt 03:41
Maximum Ned 04:52
What It Is ? 02:28
Despidida 01:38


Wandering homebody Matthew De Gennaro has created a beautiful new opus titled What It Is ? The answer to the album’s question: a moving set of deep and transcendental micro concertos, composed and performed almost entirely by the artist himself. De Gennaro summons sounds and styles from out-of-time frames of reference, a practice that separates him and his practice from most other known active performers. That said, a few active performers (friends) join him on What It Is ?, namely Scott Tuma and Stefan Neville, both adding new flavors to the pot.


released August 23, 2019

recorded on 1/2" tape

Matthew De Gennaro: guitar, organ, bells, viol, vocals, harp, drums

Scott Tuma, guitar (2)
Stefan Neville, guitar and tune (5)

Artwork by Scott MacLeod
Mastered by Patrick Klem
Layout by Chris Berry

thanks to: Chris Berry, Scott MacLeod, Scott Tuma, Stefan Neville and Nichole Neuman


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Matthew De Gennaro Nashville, Indiana

Matthew De Gennaro has quietly, steadily amassed a brilliant discography over the past two decades. Since his series of collaborative works with Alastair Galbraith, he’s focused on solo releases that touch upon folk concepts of the last hundred years, and has occasionally worked in collaboration with the likes of Stefan Neville and Scott Tuma. ... more

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