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Matthew J. Rolin // Passing LP [BLACK/COLOR]

Matthew J. Rolin // Passing LP [BLACK/COLOR]

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In 2022, guitarist Matthew J. Rolin from Ohio, who has released on labels such as Garden Portal, will join American Dreams, an all-genre label based in Chicago.It is a record released from.

Contains 10 instrumental folk to ambient folk songs with guitar. DL code included.

Labels and other worksClick here for the guidelines. ///Click here to see more American Dreams releases available at Tobira.

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Available on 12" black vinyl, 12" cream vinyl, or 12" green vinyl.

tracklist:

  1. Passing 00:44
  2. Shingles 05:43
  3. Fourth Street 04:16
  4. Passing 00:59
  5. Plaster 04:25
  6. Tracks 06:29
  7. Passing 00:44
  8. Silence 02:20
  9. Passing 00:59
  10. Vent 04:44

Text excerpt by American Dreams:

"... Rolin conceived of Passing as a “straight-up solo endeavor: no guests, no 'experimental sounds,' and no frills.” Passing presents Rolin at his most refined. The audio is crisp, the compositions tight, the music unpretentious and moving.

Recorded with Jeff Zeigler (The War on Drugs, Kurt Vile, Rosali) over a weekend in Philadelphia last August, Passing eschews the home studio configurations of Rolin's past solo efforts for higher fidelity. About Zeigler, Rolin says, “I've always admired his recordings and thought he was a funny dude that I would get along with on the internet.” The results suggest mutual admiration. The music begins in medias res with “Passing,” a miniature suite in four parts, each section of which builds on the one before. Its first three sections sound like a refraction of glorious Midwest emo guitar lines woven into one another. Rolin returns to these motifs on occasion, but he's not reverential: the middle of “Plaster” gives way to them, overlaid with foghorn electric drones that foreshadow their appearance on the final part of “ Passing.” Longtime listeners may notice these sorts of tricks; they're part of what makes Rolin's music his own. “Fourth Street” -- named for the street Rolin and Powers lived in Columbus -- sparkles, undergirding six-string runs all over the fingerboard with thunderous bass, before plunging head-first into a chorus that evokes Nick Drake's “Place to Be.” What sets Rolin apart from other instrumental guitarists of this period -- Yasmin Williams, Hayden Pedigo, Cameron Knowler, Eli Winter - - is his reliance on twelve-string guitar, notoriously difficult to play and tune. Here, it appears on “Plaster,” “Tracks,” “Vent,” and lead single “Shingles,” which plays like a compressed version of Suni McGrath's classic “Cornflower Suite” updated for the twenty-first century.

“I really can't speak to any particular thing that inspired the record,” Rolin says, “other than living in fear during these fucked up times and wanting to make some pretty music that would make me and others chill a little.” However understated Rolin may be, by this measure Passing is a rousing success."

Artist: Matthew J. Rolin

Label: American Dreams

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In 2022, guitarist Matthew J. Rolin from Ohio, who has released on labels such as Garden Portal, will join American Dreams, an all-genre label based in Chicago.It is a record released from.

Contains 10 instrumental folk to ambient folk songs with guitar. DL code included.

Labels and other worksClick here for the guidelines. ///Click here to see more American Dreams releases available at Tobira.

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

Available on 12" black vinyl, 12" cream vinyl, or 12" green vinyl.

tracklist:

  1. Passing 00:44
  2. Shingles 05:43
  3. Fourth Street 04:16
  4. Passing 00:59
  5. Plaster 04:25
  6. Tracks 06:29
  7. Passing 00:44
  8. Silence 02:20
  9. Passing 00:59
  10. Vent 04:44

Text excerpt by American Dreams:

"... Rolin conceived of Passing as a “straight-up solo endeavor: no guests, no 'experimental sounds,' and no frills.” Passing presents Rolin at his most refined. The audio is crisp, the compositions tight, the music unpretentious and moving.

Recorded with Jeff Zeigler (The War on Drugs, Kurt Vile, Rosali) over a weekend in Philadelphia last August, Passing eschews the home studio configurations of Rolin's past solo efforts for higher fidelity. About Zeigler, Rolin says, “I've always admired his recordings and thought he was a funny dude that I would get along with on the internet.” The results suggest mutual admiration. The music begins in medias res with “Passing,” a miniature suite in four parts, each section of which builds on the one before. Its first three sections sound like a refraction of glorious Midwest emo guitar lines woven into one another. Rolin returns to these motifs on occasion, but he's not reverential: the middle of “Plaster” gives way to them, overlaid with foghorn electric drones that foreshadow their appearance on the final part of “ Passing.” Longtime listeners may notice these sorts of tricks; they're part of what makes Rolin's music his own. “Fourth Street” -- named for the street Rolin and Powers lived in Columbus -- sparkles, undergirding six-string runs all over the fingerboard with thunderous bass, before plunging head-first into a chorus that evokes Nick Drake's “Place to Be.” What sets Rolin apart from other instrumental guitarists of this period -- Yasmin Williams, Hayden Pedigo, Cameron Knowler, Eli Winter - - is his reliance on twelve-string guitar, notoriously difficult to play and tune. Here, it appears on “Plaster,” “Tracks,” “Vent,” and lead single “Shingles,” which plays like a compressed version of Suni McGrath's classic “Cornflower Suite” updated for the twenty-first century.

“I really can't speak to any particular thing that inspired the record,” Rolin says, “other than living in fear during these fucked up times and wanting to make some pretty music that would make me and others chill a little.” However understated Rolin may be, by this measure Passing is a rousing success."

Artist: Matthew J. Rolin

Label: American Dreams