Matthew Revert – The Inpatient [CS]

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Matthew Revert – The Inpatient [CS]

7.50

Label: Round Bale Recordings

Format: Cassette

Year: 2019

“We are pleased to be working once again with the talented, multi-disciplinary artist, Matthew Revert, after releasing his disorientingly brilliant tape and voice work, Letters to Friends of the Late Darcy O’Meara, last year. While the room sound reverberations and rickety chair squeaks are an ever-present feature of Revert’s soundworld, the material on his latest release, The Inpatient, captures him in an entirely different headspace. Whereas Letters found Revert channeling various hallucinatory voices to achieve a fairly holistic narrative arc, as surreal as it may have been, on The Inpatient he is consumed, nay possessed, with an intensely focused ‘character study’. But, Revert is no mere method actor, the circumstances surrounding this wholesale body takeover was very real. He writes, "It was while preparing for surgery that 'The Inpatient' became a possibility. Amid fasting and the histrionic evacuation of intestinal contents, one's sense of reality finds less clarity. In states like this, improvising Spanish love poems irrespective of my inability to speak Spanish seems like a worthwhile idea. I tend to gravitate toward moments of physical distress when mining ideas." With that, The Inpatient’s stricken singer-songwriter moves represent another utterly unique entry into Revert’s fascinating and ever-growing body of work.” –Round Bale Recordings

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