multi-instrumentalist Realizer shares tranquil instrumental track “Without”; new album ‘Textures’ out 11/18￼
October 1, 2022 BY Jason Currell
Realizer, the North Carolina-born, and New York-based artist, multi-instrumentalist, and producer is announcing his new full-length album Textures, which will be released on November 18th. To celebrate the announcement of the new full-length, Realizer shares his tranquil and hypnotizing new instrumental single “Without,” showcasing bliss through six-string respite, relief, and release.
On “Without,” Matt shares, “While writing this song I was thinking about the things we actively chose to go without sometimes.”
Listen to “Without” on all digital retailers (here).
Textures unlocks Matt C. White’s (Realizer) contemplative state through his personal patchwork of ambient sonic architecture, folk eloquence, and electric guitar nuances. Textures is intended for meditation and relaxation and was created in the same way. “The album isn’t just ambient or folky. Sonically, there are individual soft textures that make up a bigger quilt that is the whole record,” shares White.
The upcoming LP follows the previously released Halcyon Days EP, which was recorded when he decamped to Arizona in his buddy Charles Ellsworth’s camper van. The resulting EP immediately picked up steam on streaming platforms. “Bathe” amassed 8 million-plus Spotify streams as “Hylo” eclipsed 1 million Spotify streams. 2019’s Cross Sectional maintained his momentum followed by 2020’s Just A Moment, Illusions, Cambium, and Collide The Scope.
“A guitar part might remind me of a memory,” observes Matt. “When you listen to me, I hope you connect what I’m doing to your own recollections.”
Everything changed on his tenth birthday when he received an acoustic guitar. After listening to Jimi Hendrix and Nirvana as a kid, he eventually discovered Tool and Mastodon. Upon graduating from college, he relocated to New York, began playing in various projects ultimately experimenting on what would become Realizer. The beginnings of Realizer would also be highlighted by field recordings of birds overlaid with radio fuzz.