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... And the Horse You Rode in On

by Matt Stache

Keyboard-driven rock/pop exploring the wishful thinking, nostalgia and catharsis through a variety of styles from chunky pop to retro Latin jazz and spacey progressive ballads
Genre: Rock: Progressive Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Lionhearted Lover
4:03 album only
2. Rainwater
4:29 album only
3. Champagne at Versailles
4:17 album only
4. Unfamiliar Skies
4:30 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
This album is dedicated somewhat to Dan-o with whom I originally and briefly collaborated on an unwritten album of the same name.

Finding myself another year in Tallahassee, I feel simultaneously at home and surrounded by energy and love while additionally restless and unwelcome. This EP is the product of nostalgia, wishful thinking and catharsis.

An incredible special thanks goes out to my Patreon patrons Rocky C. and Stell Bagel. Without your support, I'd probably be talking to myself in the mirror and pretending it was a behind the scenes interview.

Professional thanks goes to Arturia and Carson McClain at Sweetwater Sound. I'm in no way sponsored by either, but figured I should show a little love.

As always, in no particular order, special thanks to The Feeling Ecstatic (Jeff, Christian, Eric, Mike, D'Arthur), Caitlin Snead, Once Great Estate and Indianhead Factory (Tracy Horenbein, Matt Burns, Chan Leonard), Roman Candles (Grey Revell, Rodney Wallin, Daniel Jackson), Rob Tavaglione, Taylor Cehelnic, Nate Louis, Andrew Crosswhite, Arial Reznik, Kaycee and Haley, Mariah, Cresent, Ciara, and all of the musicians that have spent time this year sharing their time and making me a better musician while enjoying their company.

An additional thanks to Jessica the bartender formerly of Roux and then Neighborhood Theater, whose last name I know not, for inspiring "Lionhearted Lover."

This year the musicians, artists, and everyone else in Tallahassee lost an amazing soundman, drummer and friend. I'd like to also remember Jay Godin as I write these liner notes. This city and our hearts are not the same without you.

And to the listener, thank you for entertaining my rambling liner notes and thank you for listening. I sincerely appreciate your support. I hope you enjoy this recording. Although, if you don't, you know what you can do with yourself...

..and the horse you road in on.

Written, recorded and engineered by Matt Stache in the room upstairs behind the door that doesn't match the rest of the doors in the apartment.

Mastered by Catalyst Recording, Charlotte, NC.

Musical Personnel:
Matt Stache - keyboards, synth bass, vocals
Nate Louis - drums on "Champagne at Versailles" and "Lionhearted Lover"
Andrew Crosswhite - drums on "Unfamiliar Skies"

Album cover layout by Matt Stache
Illustration by Cory Wright (IG:thepedanticpissant)
Photo by Mary Curran photography (IG:marycurranphoto)



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Wonderful Music!
This is a great album. My favorite is Lionhearted. It's a great upbeat song about relationships. I can imagine myself driving down the interstate listening to this song.

Unfamiliar Skies is also a great interstate song. The music is very conducive to self reflection, and the lyrics merge perfectly with the music. It's a great soundtrack to thinking about your life. I can see this being a great song to listen to while driving at night on the highway.

Also: When you're a spy, you listen to Champagne at Versailles.


Great Music
Lionhearted is my favorite song from this album. It's an upbeat song about relationships that is great for driving.

Unfamiliar skies is another great driving song. It's perfect for self reflection. The lyrics match up with the lyrics to create a great introspective experience. I would love to listen to this song while driving on the highway at night.

Also: When you're a spy, you listen to Champagne at Versailles.