Kenli Mattus | Blue Dot

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Blue Dot

by Kenli Mattus

Alternative Zen-Soul. Fuse 80's Prince with Jeff Buckley.
Genre: Pop: Today's Top 40
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Blame the Alcohol
2:56 album only
2. Blur
3:26 album only
3. Overdue
3:31 album only
4. RElease
2:28 album only
5. Waste
3:53 album only
6. Ordinary Day
3:29 album only
7. What You Really Want
2:23 album only
8. The Beautiful Ones
4:08 album only
9. Just Listen
3:48 album only
10. A Mile Away
3:50 album only
11. I'm a Lie
3:18 album only


Album Notes
A born-and-bred Manhattanite, Kenli spent his teen years soaking up the New York music scene and was the guitarist in the first incarnation of Soul Coughing with M. Doughty.

After being involved in numerous band projects Kenli decided to do it the way he used to when he was a kid (as inspired by his biggest early influence Prince), just him and a studio. "Blue Dot" is what came out and the results are wonderful (including 4 songs that won prizes in the 2000 John Lennon Songwriting Contest).

Songs, songs, songs...

"Blue Dot" is reminiscent of the times when records were more than one song over and over again. Each track has it's own thing from the Semi-Zen romp "RElease," about waning self-consciousness, to the melody-drenched acoustic-industrial "Waste."

Kenli spent a lot of time playing solo around the country and it shows on this record. While many artists get by with only a sound, Kenli has written and recorded 10 original songs that could stand up even without the creative production on "Blue Dot."

His solo acoustic rendition of Prince's "The Beautiful Ones" shows that Kenli can just flat out sing.

"Life could be a dream/if you only could RElease."

"Blue Dot" represents one artist's view of the test that is modern life, and modern sex. As a disciple of Prince, The Police and INXS, Kenli clearly comes from of a school of the 3-minute soul song.

In a time when everybody and their brother seems to be releasing a CD, Kenli Mattus proves that, once in a while, something special can surface.



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John Lennon

this guy is so great
one of the best songwriters on earth. i only wish i could ever write as well.


This album is so good it makes you wanna' slap your mama.

Craig Salman (kenny's 3rd Cousin...really!!!)

My Latest Addiction!
I can't stop listening...and not because he's a relative!
Every track has it's own energy and rhythm.
You can definitely hear his roots from the best sounds and vocals from the 80's & 90's (Prince, Kravitz, Crenshaw on Track 7)
and he brings it to a new level with awesome acoustic and a rich voice!


Just absolutely great! Can listen to every song on the album without wanting to
THis cd is just so good, I can literally listen to every song without skiping to the next. Incredible singer that really does sound like Kravitz, but with his own style.


Great CD, a hot, new young talent that all should hear.
A wonderful CD that I've listened over and over to in the last few days since I got it. My favorites are Waste and Blur and Kenli's voice sounds amazing on The Beautiful Ones. A perfect mix of songs written and performed by a wonderful new artist. Can't recommend it enough!

J Mac

A must have for any collector of new artists on the brink!
Outstanding! Kenli displays a variety of edgy sounds & styles all rapped up in one great CD. Sometimes he sounds like Lenny Kravitz, sometimes Elvis Costello, but he always sounds great. Get it now so you can say you had it before he became HUGE!



i love this cd!
this is such a good cd! my fav song has to be "overdue"... i got it when I saw him play in Seattle and I love it!!