The Island Moved in the Storm

by Matt Bauer

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Selected Press for The Island Moved in the Storm:

“There is an economic darkness on this recording. Lonely banjos ride along sharp ridges, horns swirl in cold creeks, and there is subtle sense of loss in Bauer’s music that leaves the impression of a man whose demons will not be stilled.” -Skyscraper

“An album of fragile beauty” -Under the Radar

“One of this year’s finest records” -Muzzle of Bees


“The Island Moved in the Storm inhabits a strange, beautiful, spiritually satisfying world that is as far from the ordinary run of indie-folk as Kentucky is from Brooklyn. This is quite a beautiful album, subtle and precise in its description of things that are lost, forgotten and forever altering.” – Dusted Magazine

“While the murder ballad is a time-honored tradition in folk music, Matt Bauer’s latest effort, “The Island Moved in the Storm,” takes it to a higher level in the form of a suite. Incorporating imagery from his Kentucky roots, Bauer creates a gorgeous musical travelogue, both spare and fully orchestrated, based on a murder victim known for years only as ‘Tent Girl.’ Matt Bauer whispers the details in a beautiful feathery rasp, inviting you join him as and eyewitness to the secrets of this sad story.” —Irene Trudel, WFMU Program Host

“His songs are outstanding…There’s a sparseness that pervades his debut, The Island Moved in the Storm, and it makes for an unsettling but immediately compelling listen. Bauer’s lyrics are sneaky good, utilizing naturalistic imagery and deft turns of phrase.” -The L Magazine

“Bauer’s work is simply astounding—not just on par with Samuel Beam’s Iron and Wine bittersweet ethos, but a rival to its haunting intimacy” -Kevchino.com

“Bauer’s deft musings on violent beauty and the natural order of things could serve as a worthy backdrop to scenes from a Terrence Malick or Werner Herzog film.” -mog.com

“He’s channeling something heavy, preparing the rest of us for a darkness or beauty that we aren’t yet ready to receive. We believe Matt Bauer is a prophet.” - Thrasher Magazine”He’s channeling something heavy, preparing the rest of us for a darkness or beauty that we aren’t yet ready to receive. We believe Matt Bauer is a prophet.” - Thrasher Magazine

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released September 2, 2008

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Musicians:

ALELA DIANE – VOCAL ON 8
ALISA ROSE – FIDDLE ON 6
ANGEL DERADOORIAN – VOCAL ON 1, 11
ANGELA WEBSTER – DRUMS ON 14
CHAD KING – PEDAL STEEL ON 5
ELIZABETH DOTSON-WESTPHALEN – TROMBONE ON 2, 4, 13
ERIC ELTERMAN – VIOLA ON 4
FRANK FLOYD – PIANO ON 1, 2, 5, 7, 13, 14. WURLITZER ON 12, ACCORDION ON 3
GREG GHEORGHIU – VOCAL ON 12
GREG MCMULLEN – PEDAL STEEL ON 16
JAY FOOTE – UPRIGHT BASS ON 2, 4, 12, 13, 14
KARL MEYER – FIDDLE ON 2
MADELYN BURGESS – VOCAL ON 3, 5, 7, 10, 16. ELECTRIC BASS ON 16
MARIEE SIOUX – VOCAL ON 2, 4, 6
NATHAN WANTA – VOCAL ON 2, 8, 16
SARAH KRAMER – TRUMPET ON 2, 4
MATT BAUER – ALL OTHER VOCAL, BANJO, GUITAR, PIANO, BELLS, PERCUSSION, WURLITZER

PHOTO BY MIKAEL KENNEDY

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