German rock/acoustic artist and Independent Music Awards Nominee Matthias Sturm comes across both as a seasoned songwriter and communicator on his US debut âBlood and Thunderâ, due for release on Jan 17, 2012.
When he sings âIâm going to the Underworldâ on the stunning track âPeace on Earthâ, you feel the unlikely urge to go with him, and the reason becomes perfectly clear as his masterful backup vocal choices guide the song through Beatles-inspired, dark atmospheres. The Single is recently aired on several AAA-programs in the US and the UK, garnering rave reviews. âBaxter Galloway Meets Mr. Handsomeâ has hints of âBeing for the Benefit of Mr. Kiteâ in the composition and circus/carnival mood. This is an artist who is not afraid to experiment because he is confident in his song writing ability.I would put his approach somewhere between Roger Waters and David Bowie, yet he has his own unique delivery.
Matthias Sturm, reputed as a painter as well, started out as one of the young talented painter generation hailing from East Germany. His mixed-media paintings and monotypes are part of some more important public and private art collections in Germany, Austria and the USA.
âBlood and Thunderâ is recommended listening for fans of lush, story telling in their rock and folk music. Devotees of Pink Floyd, David Bowie, and The Beatles should find something to enjoy here. Listen to Matthiasâs music and find out more on his Facebook page.