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My new album "Articulation" is finished and ready for consumption. For my Facebook friends, I'm gonna make it downloadable for FREE for one week (starting now) before removing that feature and sellin…

My new album "Articulation" is finished and ready for consumption. For my Facebook friends, I'm gonna make it downloadable for FREE for one week (starting now) before removing that feature and selling it through Googlemusic. Click "album zip" to download it. It's quite a mixed bag, good for the short attention spans. Let me know what you think. :)



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Posted on October 3, 2012 at 11:56am

New Lines of Nazca EP "6" - Free Download

Hey! The new Lines of Nazca EP "6" is done and ready to download for FREE. We are really proud of this one. Featuring the fine work of Jeffery Sample, Gregg Kendall, Matt…

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Posted on September 6, 2012 at 2:24pm

Igniter

Stream or download my new album, Igniter, released today. Enjoy!

http://mattsommers.com/artists /1-m_sommers/albums/168-igniter

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Posted on March 31, 2011 at 4:01pm

Pimento





Inspired by the kitchen sink, this spicy little thing contains several piano compositions, a few rock songs with vocals, harmonization with the sewer sucker, some fun soundtrack ideas, a really long atmospheric piece about ascending into heaven (made from Easter Sunday iPhone recordings) and what should have been the real end credit music to "Crouching… Continue

Posted on August 31, 2010 at 6:25pm

Suite:Kids

On April 28, 2010, Holly and I decided to take part in Big Car Gallery's Thrift store music project. The challenge was to create and perform ten minutes of music from whatever we could find at a designated thrift store for $25. We had 72 hours to shop for instruments, modify them, write the songs and perform them in front of an audience at the Central Library in Indianapolis. We invited Dark Matter…

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Posted on July 12, 2010 at 3:00pm

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My new album "Articulation" is finished and ready for consumption. For my Facebook friends, I'm gonna make it downloadable for FREE for one week (starting now) before removing that feature and sellin…

My new album "Articulation" is finished and ready for consumption. For my Facebook friends, I'm gonna make it downloadable for FREE for one week (starting now) before removing that feature and selling it through Googlemusic. Click "album zip" to download it. It's quite a mixed bag, good for the short attention spans. Let me know what you think. :)Get it…See More
Oct 3, 2012
M. Sommers's blog post was featured

New Lines of Nazca EP "6" - Free Download

Hey! The new Lines of Nazca EP "6" is done and ready to download for FREE. We are really proud of this one. Featuring the fine work of Jeffery Sample, Gregg Kendall, Matt Ross, Oland…See More
Sep 6, 2012
M. Sommers posted a blog post

New Lines of Nazca EP "6" - Free Download

Hey! The new Lines of Nazca EP "6" is done and ready to download for FREE. We are really proud of this one. Featuring the fine work of Jeffery Sample, Gregg Kendall, Matt Ross, Oland…See More
Sep 6, 2012
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"i was telling old stories today.... had to pop over and listen. Love this photo. <3"
Jan 11, 2012
M. Sommers posted a blog post

Igniter

Stream or download my new album, Igniter, released today. Enjoy!http://mattsommers.com/artists /1-m_sommers/albums/168-igniterSettling into my new home studio, with all my instruments and electronic toys within reach, I started the year composing songs in a fresh environment. This…See More
Mar 31, 2011
M. Sommers posted a blog post

Pimento

Inspired by the kitchen sink, this spicy little thing contains several piano compositions, a few rock songs with vocals, harmonization with the sewer sucker, some fun soundtrack ideas, a really long atmospheric piece about ascending into heaven (made from Easter Sunday iPhone recordings) and what should have been the real end credit music to "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon". So there.Produced @ mediumFUSION.Let me know what you think!Listen and get it…See More
Aug 31, 2010
M. Sommers's blog post was featured

Suite:Kids

On April 28, 2010, Holly and I decided to take part in Big Car Gallery's Thrift store music project. The challenge was to create and perform ten minutes of music from whatever we could find at a designated thrift store for $25. We had 72 hours to shop for instruments, modify them, write the songs and perform them in front of an audience at the Central Library in Indianapolis. We invited Dark Matter Halos drummer Jeff Lee to join us. We created six songs of varying styles, each one about a child…See More
Jul 13, 2010
M. Sommers posted a blog post

Suite:Kids

On April 28, 2010, Holly and I decided to take part in Big Car Gallery's Thrift store music project. The challenge was to create and perform ten minutes of music from whatever we could find at a designated thrift store for $25. We had 72 hours to shop for instruments, modify them, write the songs and perform them in front of an audience at the Central Library in Indianapolis. We invited Dark Matter Halos drummer Jeff Lee to join us. We created six songs of varying styles, each one about a child…See More
Jul 12, 2010

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What Instrument(s) Do You Play
Guitar, Bass, Keys, Drums, Voice, DJ, Other
About Me
I make compositions using any instrument I can get my hands on, samples and found sounds. I love creating film scores, bits of interesting noises, sound collages, techno, pop, punk, jazz, rock, classical and folk music, etc.

I have also produced many bands & artists over my career as a musician. I currently operate a recording studio out of the Stutz Building in downtown Indy.

Fact is, I just love sounds. Even if they’re not organized, or actual songs, or even pleasant. I like the contrast of textures, the impact of dynamics, the sweetness of melody and the vibrational math of harmonies. I like to break sounds down and reconstruct them into something new.
What bands are you or have you been in?
Lines of Nazca - Instrument: Guitar, Vocals
M. Sommers Solo Work - Instrument: Everything
A.W.O.L. - Instrument: Guitar
African Sleeping Sickness - Instrument: Guitar
Dr. Zhivago's Forehead - Instrument: Guitar, Vocals
GoJaM - Instrument: Everything
Grapefrute - Instrument: Guitar, Bass, Vocals
Hot Donuts - Instrument: Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Programming
Jeez O' Pete - Instrument: Guitar, Keyboards, Programming, Vocals
Lowercase m - Instrument: Drums
Madman in the Woods - Instrument: Guitar, Vocals
Matt & Mike's Bizarre Musical Experiments - Instrument: Everything
Oyster - Instrument: Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Drums, Programming
Psychic Disciples - Instrument: Guitar
Magical Attraction of Booty! - Instrument: Guitar, Programming
Mind Altering Substances - Instrument: Guitar, Keyboards
Tin Lounge - Instrument: Bass
Steak Sauce - Instrument: Guitar, Keyboards, Programming
Similar Differences - Instrument: Guitar
Serum 114 - Instrument: Guitar
What city are you from?
Indianapolis
Original Hometown
Kokomo
Facebook Page
http://www.facebook.com/msommers1
Website:
http://www.mattsommers.com

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At 12:39pm on August 24, 2008, Ron Mckibben said…
Hey Matt. I just joined this site. Send an invite if you will. later.
At 11:54pm on July 27, 2008, DougHochstedler said…
Hey Matt -

I'm in town until Friday - shoot me an email at doughochstedler@yahoo.com and I'll make arrangements to get you these pics.
At 9:23am on June 15, 2008, David Brooks said…
Thanks a lot for your comment, Matt. I wish I could be there too. Thanks for videotaping it. It will be a great addition to your site. I look forward to seeing it and I will be there tonight in spirit.
At 9:14pm on June 11, 2008, old gregg said…
holla!!!
At 10:29am on June 2, 2008, Shannon Wilson (Shenka) said…
Hey!! Hope everything is going well with you and Paige!! Hopefully I'll see you guys soon. It's just been very crazy lately...
Shan
At 8:58pm on May 22, 2008, Linda Howard said…
Let's get together the weekend of the benefit - send me your # again, can't find it. Did you see Karen's pictures? Wow.
At 5:06pm on May 13, 2008, Linda Howard said…
Yeah, I´m at my parents now. I´ll e-mail you my # here (no cell phone!) and maybe we can hook up...
At 3:06pm on May 13, 2008, Christie [Tolley] Williams said…
And you, darlin. My bf is not the sentimental type, and doesn't see why this fucks with me so hard - but it does, and tomorrow's hugfest (a more appropriate word considering this is LP we're talking about, yes?) will be oh SO comforting.
At 2:49pm on May 13, 2008, Jason Hendrickson said…
I'd love to, but, I have young 'uns to feed and shelter. And this contract won't be done for another week at least. I'll be there in spirit.
At 8:52pm on May 12, 2008, nora said…
Hi Matt,
Your b&w photo of LonPaul is beautiful. Would you be willing to share it with NUVO? If so can you mail me the jpeg at noraspitz@gmail.com There is a crazy deadline of Tuesday morning at 8:00. Thanks,
Nora
 
 
 

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