Couch Session #33: Matthew Hemerlein
We've rarely been graced by such an intriguing presence,
Referencing trips abroad, in temples and on elephants,
If you don't think this is the best, don't press your musical luck —
who else do you know that has shot a music video on an animal with a trunk?
We had no oversized mammals, except maybe the pigeon man across the way,
who feeds flocks of birds and lets them perch on his windowsill all day.
But where personalities are concerned, Matthew takes the cake,
He's spiritual, gifted and unbelievably great.
The first time we heard him, we were instantly floored,
as he's one of those special performers who just...strikes a chord.
We've made a lot of discoveries while running this site,
but this one's so different, ages beyond just "all right".
His songs give me chills from beginning to end,
the multi-instrumentation, the melodies, I incessantly recommend.
We shot three sessions that day, and it all began with this one,
And the performance we had been anxiously awaiting was a total home run.
I want to swim in these songs as the sea, be surrounded for all time,
to float in its melodies would be simply divine.
Stunning — it's just stunning, and there's no more left to say,
we'll have the music speak for itself, and let Matthew take it away:
Matthew Hemerlein - "Luminescent Braid (Big Ugly Yellow Couch session)"
Matthew Hemerlein - "Gyllenhaal Sandwich (Big Ugly Yellow Couch session)"
Matthew Hemerlein - "#88 (Big Ugly Yellow Couch session)"