by Adam Matlock

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Lungfiddle is the product of a year of focused work in developing a set of compositions in performance and rehearsal. The work was one step in an ongoing process of trying to piece together a language as an improvisor, and learning to speak it fluently rather than just reciting the phrasebook by rote. These compositions originated in March of 2014, and they changed shape several times in performance and rehearsal. The versions recorded in June of 2015 are not definitive, but represent one reasonably confident set of answers to the questions these compositions pose.

Thanks to Anne Rhodes, Carl Testa, and Chris Cretella for lots of meandering conversations that helped me to verbally and musically articulate my goals here. Thanks to Eric Tate for helping to get a better recording of an accordion than I realized was possible. Thanks to Alain Lefebvre and Off Record Label for the support. Thanks to everyone I've ever seen give a spirited solo performance, especially Dan Blacksberg and Nathan Bontrager. And as always, thanks to Alice Coltrane simply for being.


released May 6, 2016

Lungfiddle was recorded by Eric Tate on June 8th, 2015. All compositions by Adam Matlock. Mixed by Eric Tate. Mastered by Chris Cretella.

Lungfiddle released digitally via Off - Record Label on 4/8/16. Available through major providers (iTunes/Amazon/CDBaby) and streaming through Spotify




An Historic New Haven

Matlock writes increasingly narrative and frenzied songs under the name An Historic, and dark ambient music under the alias G. Zarapanecko, and frequently writes and performs compositions under his own name solo or with
various partners or small ensembles. Matlock can also be seen performing with free improv trio Broadcloth and avant-traditionalists Dr. Caterwaul’s Cadre of
Clairvoyant Claptraps.
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