The Tallest Man on Earth at Moog Sound Lab

It’s hard to believe that it’s been most of a year since The Tallest Man On Earth performed in Asheville. But it has been. That show was in July. Revisit it here. Or check out this special behind-the-scenes video. Well, not exactly behind the scene.  Kristian Matsson (who usually plays an acoustic guitar), went electronic for this gorgeously moody and atmospheric Moog Sound Lab video.

From the press release: “Swedish folk artist Kristian Matsson, aka The Tallest Man On Earth, stepped into the Moog Sound Lab along with Strand of Oaks to reinvent the title track from his 2012 album There’s No Leaving Now.  Matsson trades the solo piano of the original song for the infinite sustain of the Moog Guitar which he plays through an MF-103 12-Stage Phaser and an MF-104Z Analog Delay.  In a rare moment of collaboration Strand of Oaks’ Timothy Showalter accompanies Matsson on a Minimoog Voyager while drummer Chris Ward uses a Trap-Kat midi controller to trigger the percussive sounds of three Rack Mount Voyagers.”

Learn more about Moog Sound Lab here.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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