A guitarist/singer/songwriter from Chicago, IL, Matt Schneider has developed a modest musical resume over the last few years playing in a handful of Chicago-based hard rock/metal bands during the last few years, such as Great Solar Stance, The Glass Hour, and most notably (and currently) in the hard-hitting instrumental outfit Catamount. However, it wasn't until very recently that he began composing material designed solely for his acoustic guitar and vocals. At first, they were just bits and pieces written and recorded on an analog 4-track machine, but those bits and peices soon evolved into heavily-layered, intricate, and progressively lengthy whirlwinds containing many subtle twists and turns, both musically and lyrically. The end results were nothing short of a fresh, exciting, and blatant 180 degree turn in the opposite direction towards a newly found and much needed creative outlet. Over two years in the making, his first solo album, 'Premature Unconsciousness,' offers a compelling glimpse into the future of Matt's solo endeavors and takes the listener on a soothingly melancholic (yet harkened) journey into the cracks and lines of the psyche that are too often dwelled upon, but are nonetheless essential for everyday human existence.
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