(see Video page for music)
"When I checked out the videos Matteo Liberatore sent me in his contact email, I was blown away by his take on creating abstract music in a similar way to early Stian Westerhus; that is, conjuring up highly electronic sounds without using a laptop or iPad, solely through the imaginative employment of effects pedals." - Guitar Moderne
Matteo's new solo project is at the crossroad of free improvisation, contemporary classical music and electronic music, with an emphasis on exploring dynamics, timbre, texture and unconventional improvisational/compositional methods.
You can buy the EP HERE
(credits: producer, engineer, synth programming, guitars, compositions, director of two music videos)
“Amber-hued synth rock with a grandiose slo-mo attack.” – Brooklyn Vegan
“An altogether hypnotic listening experience.” – WNYC
“Caravaggio meets Portishead” – Entertainment Weekly
You can buy the CD on HERE
(Credits: compositions, arrangements, engineer)
Ashen Figure formed in early 2010 when Matteo Liberatore, Evan Crane, and Jake St. John met at New York University. After teaming up with singer Kellie Norris, the quartet took to the practice room and the stages of New York’s Lower East Side and Brooklyn to hone their new musical identity, one that is brooding and unpredictable.
It was this identity that was channeled into their late-2010 debut LP, the self-titled and self-produced Ashen Figure. Mastered by the great Howie Weinberg (Nirvana, Jeff Buckley, Metallica), the album manages to bring their powerful, moody, and tempestuous sound to fruition. Considering its host of disparate influences, including 90s avant-grunge and post-rock, contemporary chamber music, free jazz, trip-hop, and Italian pop from the 70s, Ashen Figure manages to organically synthesize all its constituent parts and emerge whole, gleaming, and unmistakably new.
The group has been supporting the album by touring the USA and Europe.
Liberatore DeVore Duo
You can buy Concepts HERE
(Credits: compositions, arrangements)
"The music of this album is delicate and fragile" "[...] surely original and fascinating." - ALL ABOUT JAZZ ITALIA
DUO 12 CORDE
Contact Matteo if you want to purchase a copy of the album
“Days 4 Brazil” is their first CD of contemporary Brazilian music on which Matteo and Vincenzo Aniello interpreted guitar works by Brazilian composers such as Bellinati, Gnattali, Assad, Gismonti. The duo won prestigious awards in Italy, such as Ars Nova International Music Competition and B. Barattelli National Music competition.