Last copies of this 2005 release.
"Following the Wire's declaration of the 'new weird america' and more specifically pigeon-holing artists as remote as Jack Rose, the Jewelled Antler collective, Matt Valentine, Six Organs of Admittance and who knows what else into a genre they termed 'outsider folk', there has been an ever rising tide of new players delving into the arena of instrumental acoustic guitar. Yet in that pile-up, the work of one Matthew De Gennaro has been completely missed. A web search will turn up virtually nothing, and when he does turn up it is as a footnote in the New Zealand scene where, paired with Alastair Galbraith, he turned out a highly experimental performance on the legendary Corpus Hermeticum label.
All that said, Matt is obscure for no reason I can understand. Humbled Down is about as good as this sort of solo guitar thing gets, with its pastoral shades and imaginative playing that might remind a few of Roy Montgomery's elegant Temple IV (Kranky) and Songs from the South Island (Drunken Fish)." - Last Visible Dog
Track list01. Candlestick Maker
04. Ross Creek Wander
05. Orange Symphony
06. Cathedral Square
08. Leith Valley Blues
09. Humbled Down