Matt Slocum - With Love & Sadness | RECORD STORE DAY

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With Love & Sadness
Artist: Matt Slocum
Format: CD


Rel. Date: 03/18/2022
UPC: 016728164825

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1. Prelude
2. First Light
3. An Evolving Alliance
4. End of the Season
5. Precipice
6. An Abandoned Illusion
7. America Revisited

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My previous recording, Sanctuary, is a musical reflection on places and characters in my personal life that have provided a sense of creative refuge and a feeling of home. With Love and Sadness takes a more expansive view, examining my seemingly delusional aspiration that we can somehow evolve toward a more compassionate and inclusive society. This is balanced musically against the darkness of an ongoing realization that systemic racism in America is still so much more pervasive than I had imagined. The structure of the piece emerged as I was reflecting on the depths of this national crisis during a trip to the Maine wilderness last August. As a result of pandemic-related closures, it was the first time my wife and I had traveled in many months. It felt like a new perspective, at least early in the journey. The shape of this composition outlines the evolution of my reflections throughout the course of that trip.