Music can be in the background, it can serve as a fanfare – or it can be front and centre as is the case with Colour Film, the Kodachrome vignette from Matthew de Zote that is at once both a vehicle and an identity. Drawn from the spools of cellulose that captured the ghosts of the past in a familial landscape with songs rich in poignant imagery. Long a darling of the thinking-mans songwriting school, de Zote has toured extensively and has wasted no time or effort in making the world his stage. Crafting tubes that hark to a traditional time and sensibility, the new world crooner can whisper or murmur a passage rich with history lessons that must be given, open voicing a to a tale both real and surreal. Take a moment and consider the musician, the tone crafter, the sound shaper within the poet. For him, the palate that holds the words can never reach the audience without the canvas, without the brush, without the eye. Likewise, the music needs the hooks and lines a true musical empaths empaths on the tale. Notes rise and fall in swells, the melody and rhythm a tight tapestry of shapes and colour to enthral and entrap the listener.
We were thrilled to have this cat drop in on a Wednesday night along with his new CD “Colour Film” and a guitar. Sharing stories and takes from the record, de Zote gives as good as he gets. And trust me, it gets pretty damn good.
Dont take my word for it, trust your ears and find out something new – this week, on Barber Shop Podcast.