Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Tundra-Various Artists



















From the Soft Energy Net Label, based out of Iowa, is a compilation of musicians from around the world giving their interpretations/tribute to Tundra. This is the first of a series, curated through the /r/experimentalmusic section of reddit. Choose your own price, which is always nice. This has a new track I recorded at DPH Studios in Urbana, IL in December 2014. Look for more work coming in 2015. Thanks as always for listening.


https://softenergy.bandcamp.com/album/tundra


No Tone Compilation (2009)

Really happy to present this to you-Rochester musician Ian Downey (half of the formidable Bloody Noes) conceived of a project where artists were to create pop songs containing no tones. As he writes:

"The No Tone Challenge was as simple as it was difficult:
(1) No notes, no melodies, no harmonies. No sound with any tonal center.
(2) Try to avoid cheesy electronic drum beats, if you can.
(3) Try to make the poppiest pop song you can.
Several different musicians, most of them from the Rochester area, but also some in other places, responded to the challenge. This is the first compilation of attempts at the great No Tone Challenge."

Several artists came up with novel and challenging works to present. There was a listening party at the Gallery of Potential Life Studios where we discussed the pieces in depth. Since 2009, the tracks have been waiting for public release, and now, you can judge them for yourself. Careful listening is encouraged, and I can vouch that all the artists are extremely open about their ideas. My piece is a "tribute" to a never made Jodorowsky film.

Thanks for listening, and hope to have more to share in 2015.


https://soundcloud.com/ian-downey/sets/no-tone-compilation
 

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Monday, February 18, 2013

THUD-Saint Hate






The dark side of my music. THUD is 100% noise, as harsh as smelling salts for your ears. Saint Hate is the newest transmission for your observation. Best enjoyed at high volumes and in one sitting, however the single live performance has been sliced and diced into 5 tracks for easier listening. Even within the maelstrom, brief moments of respite are within. Prayers to Saint Hate can be made here at no charge:
http://archive.org/details/THUD_Saint_Hate
THUD thanks you.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Mahjonng Night






Another new release-the creative faucet was evidently turned on as the majority of these tracks were recorded on February 16+18, 2013. I was aiming for a more gentle, meditative atmosphere for these tracks, and hopefully they can be enjoyed in the foreground as well as the background. All the guitar tracks were recorded live. As always, available for free download here:
http://archive.org/details/Matt_Henshaw_Mahjongg_Night
Comments are always welcome, and thanks for listening.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Caller Unknown


New music for 2013. Been too long since my last release.
Assembled from recordings done in Illinois from 2011-2012.
A music "video" (originally a photo montage for my parents) is available for April 2012 here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtkDJ5URLQU&context=C47a9dfcADvjVQa1PpcFODzNjJw2XPPygQ2JgHTkbFpDLMRBM1oxk=
You can listen to the album and download it for free here:
http://www.archive.org/details/Matt_Henshaw_Caller_Unknown
Comments are always welcome, feel free to dig back through the site for more music I was involved in. Thanks for listening.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Catalog Available

Hi, thanks for checking my site out. No new music to report at this time, but a reminder to click on Older Posts to see previous releases. Most of these are free to listen to or download, and if you want a physical copy (which typically comes with special packaging) it's name your own price, $3 puts a few cents in my pocket. Contact me at thebizzle76 .a.t. yah-oo dot com for any info, put Get Out of Jail Free in the subject so you don't get deposited in the spam cave. Thanks for listening and your comments are always welcome!

Friday, October 7, 2011

A Soundtrack to the DSM-IV



Coming this November, one of the most ambitious projects yet from the Output:Noise collective. 
"For this compelling release, the Output:NOISE Improv Collective assembled at the Gallery at Potential Life Studios in Rochester, NY to record one of their most ambitious conceptual performances: a fully improvised score directly influenced by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV)."
Pre-order now, and for a limited time you can get an 11x17 print. Order at http://outputnoise.com/DSM