Released October 2013
Olde English Spelling Bee is proud to announce the release of Double Exposure -- the debut solo album by Los Angeles based musician Matt Kivel. Double Exposure was recorded over the span of a year and a half in various L.A. locations with the assistance of Mark Nieto and it was mixed by Paul Oldham. The album art features original paintings by Max Markowitz.
“Most of the record was done at this rehearsal space that Mark had moved into above Solutions Audio in Los Feliz. He was living there and there was no shower. It was pretty gnarly. We would meet at night, drink whiskey, and talk about music. We spent a lot of time listening to Bruce Springsteen -- though it doesn’t show in the record -- I was convinced that “Born To Run” was the best song ever written. I was watching a lot of movies -- I have this ambitious program where I’m trying to watch the entire Criterion Collection. A lot of those films influenced the work on this record: Kurosawa’s “Ran” and Pasolini’s “Salo” left a big impression on me. “Salo” is one of the most horrifying things I’ve ever seen. Other things that I was into at the time of this record: John Renbourn “The Lady and the Unicorn”, Saul Bellow’s “Herzog”, Broadcast “Tender Buttons”, Fennesz “Endless Summer”, John Woo’s “The Killer”, Peter Weir’s “Picnic At Hanging Rock”, Steve McQueen’s “Hunger”, Bert Jansch “Lucky 13”, and lots of Nick Drake” - Matt Kivel
released October 15, 2013
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