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Matt Ulery’s Loom/Large: Festival

Taken separately, any of Matt Ulery’s compositions on Festival would be fine work, worth exploring in depth and on repeat. Taken together, they’re exhausting. Ulery, also a bassist and tubist, is a writer of considerable skill and even more ambition; Festival has so much going on that it very quickly overwhelms. Divided into three parts, … Read More “Matt Ulery’s Loom/Large: Festival”

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Matt Ulery: In the Ivory

In the Ivory wasn’t written as a soundtrack, but someone ought to take it and build a film around the music. Matt Ulery, a bassist and composer, writes melodies that beg for expansive cinematic shots of open plains and characters who speak more through facial expressions than words. At the core of the music is … Read More “Matt Ulery: In the Ivory”

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