Stretches of Concrete
Led by songwriter/multi-instrumentalist, Matt Reischling, this unique album begins with a disheveled spoken word piece about the universal longing for love and finishes with an upbeat, euphoric melody line after declaring 'Time's Up.' The twenty songs that fall in between touch on themes such as: the futility of the mind, the highs and lows of love, and the inevitable fate that awaits us all. It was recorded in a spirited, two-story house in Boyle Heights, CA that was once inhabited by a wealthy Russian Jewish family 100+ years ago. It is a home thick with energy and restless spirits who haven't decided to leave yet, but they are friendly and mind their own business (most of the time). Many friends participated in the recording of the album so it has a collective soul, making it a true family-affair. It is a raw, honest moment in time, never to repeated, not to be forgotten.