House Blends is the bold, independent output by Matt Dellecker that creates a sound of his own. "Well, I grew up listening to Elvis, because that was my sister's favorite and also listened to George Jones, because that was my dad's favorite. So, I think after kind of making my rounds listening to rock, thrash metal, ambient music, post-rock, jazz, and blues, I sort of liked the idea of simply being a singer-songwriter like George Jones and Elvis, but also having a sound like the bands I was listening to on my own."
Songs like 'Eclipse' and 'What Would You Say?' are the best blends of Dellecker's songwriting and musical abilities. The textural and dynamic blends throughout the album really push the boundaries for the standard singer-songwriter. House Blends is an album that is saturated with passion and aggression that it is not just an album to be heard, but to be felt. "This whole project came from a concept after I wrote a few songs and had the 'House Blends' title on it. Many great moments in life stem from the times you socialize at a bar or coffee house where you met new friends, start new relationships, or get closer to current friends. I was looking at that gateway that coffee brought people together, and because that was possible the antithesis was, as well. So, this album was just away to look all the portals of loss, socialization, togetherness, independence, and dedication, that are open to us when getting a cup of coffee and learning about each other and ourselves."
Still, this is the first batch of songs by the New Jersey native, who is already planning on the next project. "I made House Blends in just a few short months of writing at the end of 2012, but they really took shape at the open mics I would attend around my area. This was the first go-around I had performing by myself so I spent the time finding my own sound and letting the songs take shape on their own live. So, with the next group of songs, I am going to go at creating the same way. Although, I am in the process of fleshing out my stage set up, and I expect the sound will be larger and much more intense.'
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