German rock/acoustic artist and Independent Music Awards Nominee Matthias Sturm comes across both as a seasoned songwriter and communicator on his US debut “Blood and Thunder”, due for release on Jan 17, 2012.
When he sings “I’m going to the Underworld” on the stunning track “Peace on Earth”, 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 theUSand theUK, garnering rave reviews. “Baxter Galloway Meets Mr. Handsome” has hints of “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite” 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 fromEast Germany. His mixed-media paintings and monotypes are part of some more important public and private art collections inGermany,Austriaand theUSA.
“Blood and Thunder” 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 Matthias’s music and find out more on his Facebook page