We rocked this live/streaming set for VoidFest 2020 so hard, we crashed their servers 30 minutes in! Luckily, our rig recorded our whole set. This video has only been touched up with an audio remix/remaster for maximum fidelity to the performance and edited for time (and with maximum discrimination for precious moments spent troubleshooting technical difficulties).
Many thanks to Jim Moon at Telekosmik Records and Screaming into the Void for having us, Ilya at I<3Noise for spreading the good word, and Ignasus for blasting this release via “Music for a Confinement” in time for Bandcamp’s waved fees day on May 1st, 2020.
released May 1, 2020
Track 1 features backing tracks of a string quartet arranged by Matthew DeMello, assembled by Jarvis Benson & Rootstock Republic, mixed, engineered, and mastered for this performance recording by Alex Busi and recorded by Andrew "Roo” O'Donnell at newspaceaudio in Queens, NY, September - April 2020.
Track 2 features backing tracks originally recorded at Starship Studios (RIP) in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, originally mixed and remastered by Alex Busi at The Space in Huntington, NY November 2014; remixed and remastered for this performance recording by Alex Busi at newspaceaudio in Queens, NY, April 2020.
Tracks 5 & 6 features backing tracks originally recorded, engineered, mixed, and mastered at Backyard Studios (RIP) in Harrison, NY June - September 2016; remastered for this performance recording by Matthew DeMello at Satellite Studios in Peekskill, NY, April 2020.
Track 5 features backing tracks recorded, engineered, mixed, and mastered for this performance recording at Satellite Studios in Peekskill, NY, March - April 2020.
All songs written by Matthew DeMello except Track 7, written by Bob Dylan. All tracks performed by "Uncle" Matt DeMello (lead vox, keyboards, backing tracks, guitar) and "Auntie" Jennifer Nordmark (lead vox, hand drum) on April 20, 2020 at Satellite Studios in Peekskill, NY to be broadcast live during the VoidFest streaming festival via the Screaming Into the Void YouTube streaming channel. Though not all of their broadcast made the livestream…
Tracks 2, 3, 4 originally featured on (and feature direct backing tracks from the recording sessions of) ‘There’s No Place Like Nowhere’, the debut LP by Matt DeMello released November 19, 2014 by Salieri Records and available at:
Track 6 originally featured on (and features direct backing tracks from the recording sessions of) the 'Celebrating Sleepy Time, Vol. 1' EP by Uncle Matt & Auntie Jen, released November 18, 2016 by Salieri Records and available at:
Produced, mixed, mastered, and cover art designed by Matthew DeMello at Satellite Studios in Peekskill, NY April 21-29th, 2020.
Performed by "Auntie" Jennifer Nordmark (vocals, hand drum) and "Uncle" Matt DeMello (vocals, piano, guitar, and backing track conduction).
You can find a full video of this performance, originally meant to broadcast at VoidFest 2020 here: