A Cold Fragment

from by Matthew Ryan

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I sat at the "piano" with that reverb inside. How can something be so hopeful and melancholy at the same time? I'm not sure there's a word for that sensation. So I leaned into this looking for some brief and potent beauty. I remember watching her sometime ago just smoking out the window. She was quiet and only in a shirt. It was cool outside and the light was soft. Love is the widest thing we know. It can ignite us, and it can help us dig ditches. I love when I'm in complete admiration of that kind of beauty, and all its complexity. This is what that sounds like to me.


from Current EVENTS, released October 28, 2016
Performed and Created by Matthew Ryan



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Matthew Ryan Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Matthew Ryan is experiencing a noisy renaissance. It began in 2014 with "Boxers" and now with "Hustle Up Starlings" we see the follow-through.
Produced by Brian Fallon, "Starlings" shimmers with silvery anthems & a captivating focus. The set clocks in at 40 minutes with no prevarication or bluster, just a celebratory noise alight w/ hearts, broken-in voices & poetry.
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