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Matt Krefting // Finer Points LP

Matt Krefting // Finer Points LP

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This is a record that was released in December 2023 by experimental musician Matt Krefting from New Hampshire, USA, on the country's experimental label Open Mouth, in a limited edition of 12 copies.

Contains 6 songs from Lo-Fi Concrete to Drone. Out of print.

*If you would like a digital sound source, please feel free to contact us.

Below, experimental musiciansScott Foust This is an explanation by

"I've known Matt since the early '00s when he was still a student at Hampshire College. We quickly became best friends and have remained so ever since. Matt is a member (now full-time) of IFCO and , and many other projects together, so maybe I'm a little biased (Matt has been doing solo tape music for over 10 years now, as far as I can remember). At first it was live gigs with a mixing desk and a bunch of cheap cassette machines.There are a lot of people out there making music using field recordings and tapes and stuff, but most of the time the music is a sloppy yawnfest. That's not Kreft's style. Each of the six pieces on Finer Points is a slow rotation of a limited number of elements. Each track sounds different, but they all have similar sounds. The overall effect is like a bottle in a Joseph Cornell box.

Matt's release blooms like a desert flower, then fades away. Cheers to Bill Nace too. Anyone who's ever run a small label will tell you, ``That's stupid.'' But without fools like Bill, the world would have lost a lot of great music. "

Labels and other works Click here for more information. ///Click here to see more Open Mouth releases available at Tobira. 

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Ask us for digital files. 12" black vinyl. Edition of 200.

tracklist:

  1. Away from the Clearing 04:23
  2. A Double Request 08:09
  3. Let's Look Again 05:02
  4. An Eye on the Future 03:01
  5. Both This Life and the Next 05:57
  6. Just to Have Him Around 09:28

Text by  Scott Foust via the label: 

"I have known Matt since the very early 00's when he was still a student at Hampshire College. We became great friends right away and have remained so since. Matt has been an on-and-off member of IFCO (full time now), and we have worked together on a number of other projects. This is to say, I might be a little biased. (But everyone is biased, no matter how much they write in the third person.) Matt has been doing solo tape music for well over ten years now. My memory says it started out as a live thing with a mixing desk and a bunch of cheap cassette machines. (My memory says a lot of things.) I'm not sure exactly what he does now, but it is something similar and still involves cassette tapes. There are loads of people doing music with field recordings and tapes, etc., and, for the most part, the music is a messy yawn-fest. That is not The Krefting Way. Each of the six pieces on Finer Points has a limited number of elements that slowly revolve. Each track is discrete in its sound pallet but made in a similar fashion. The overall effect is like the bottles in a Joseph Cornell box. My favorite bottle is the one for a guitar (Spanish?) It manages to hit a sweet spot between hypnotic and unsettling. The whole LP is great and expertly sequenced. (The lost art of recording!) Matt's releases are like desert flowers that bloom and are gorgeous, then they are gone. A tip of the glass to Bill Nace as well. He has kept Open Mouth running for quite a while, and as anyone who has ever run a small label will tell you , 'It's a fool's errand.' It is, too – but if it wasn't for fools like Bill, the world would be missing a lot of great music."

Artist: Matt Krefting

Label: Open Mouth

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This is a record that was released in December 2023 by experimental musician Matt Krefting from New Hampshire, USA, on the country's experimental label Open Mouth, in a limited edition of 12 copies.

Contains 6 songs from Lo-Fi Concrete to Drone. Out of print.

*If you would like a digital sound source, please feel free to contact us.

Below, experimental musiciansScott Foust This is an explanation by

"I've known Matt since the early '00s when he was still a student at Hampshire College. We quickly became best friends and have remained so ever since. Matt is a member (now full-time) of IFCO and , and many other projects together, so maybe I'm a little biased (Matt has been doing solo tape music for over 10 years now, as far as I can remember). At first it was live gigs with a mixing desk and a bunch of cheap cassette machines.There are a lot of people out there making music using field recordings and tapes and stuff, but most of the time the music is a sloppy yawnfest. That's not Kreft's style. Each of the six pieces on Finer Points is a slow rotation of a limited number of elements. Each track sounds different, but they all have similar sounds. The overall effect is like a bottle in a Joseph Cornell box.

Matt's release blooms like a desert flower, then fades away. Cheers to Bill Nace too. Anyone who's ever run a small label will tell you, ``That's stupid.'' But without fools like Bill, the world would have lost a lot of great music. "

Labels and other works Click here for more information. ///Click here to see more Open Mouth releases available at Tobira. 

----------------------------

Ask us for digital files. 12" black vinyl. Edition of 200.

tracklist:

  1. Away from the Clearing 04:23
  2. A Double Request 08:09
  3. Let's Look Again 05:02
  4. An Eye on the Future 03:01
  5. Both This Life and the Next 05:57
  6. Just to Have Him Around 09:28

Text by  Scott Foust via the label: 

"I have known Matt since the very early 00's when he was still a student at Hampshire College. We became great friends right away and have remained so since. Matt has been an on-and-off member of IFCO (full time now), and we have worked together on a number of other projects. This is to say, I might be a little biased. (But everyone is biased, no matter how much they write in the third person.) Matt has been doing solo tape music for well over ten years now. My memory says it started out as a live thing with a mixing desk and a bunch of cheap cassette machines. (My memory says a lot of things.) I'm not sure exactly what he does now, but it is something similar and still involves cassette tapes. There are loads of people doing music with field recordings and tapes, etc., and, for the most part, the music is a messy yawn-fest. That is not The Krefting Way. Each of the six pieces on Finer Points has a limited number of elements that slowly revolve. Each track is discrete in its sound pallet but made in a similar fashion. The overall effect is like the bottles in a Joseph Cornell box. My favorite bottle is the one for a guitar (Spanish?) It manages to hit a sweet spot between hypnotic and unsettling. The whole LP is great and expertly sequenced. (The lost art of recording!) Matt's releases are like desert flowers that bloom and are gorgeous, then they are gone. A tip of the glass to Bill Nace as well. He has kept Open Mouth running for quite a while, and as anyone who has ever run a small label will tell you , 'It's a fool's errand.' It is, too – but if it wasn't for fools like Bill, the world would be missing a lot of great music."

Artist: Matt Krefting

Label: Open Mouth