Creating a New Genre is a Serious Gamble

Sometimes it frightens me what my fans give me the courage to attempt. I’m trying to stay calm and collected about this whole High Orbit Saves The Pandas thing, but underneath I’m chewing my fingernails down to the cuticle. What the hell was I thinking trying to cram science fiction, rock music, and comedy into  … Read More »

Mixing It Like The Foo Fighters

So like anyone with taste, I’ve become a huge fan of the Foo Fighters. On top of the fact that Dave Grohl’s a geek and a mind-blowing performer, the dude’s also got an amazing voice, their music is interesting without being overproduced, and it runs the gamut from hardcore to soft and passionate. You’ve also  … Read More »

When Consequences Come to Drive Away

This is the first time we’ve ever played “When Consequences Come” before a live audience, at least that I can remember. I don’t know why it took so long… it’s a very personal song and it seems to resonate with a lot of people. I guess I was worried that I couldn’t come up with  … Read More »

Cancer Cannot Silence The Creative

  ♫ PLAY  | ☟ DOWNLOAD Today I learned that the woman responsible for extending my vocal range by an octave or better has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. My father sent me an article from the local paper about a benefit concert- tonight -for Marge Halvorson. I haven’t spoken to her in years, but the impression  … Read More »

Ninja Rehearsal in Atlanta

There’s a hotel. They have a piano. I play piano. I can’t not play piano. This happens. Tonight, the full stage concert at FWA 2013!

I Will Wait For You – Live in San Jose, CA

Live at Further Confusion 2013- Every time Runtt plays that penny whistle next to me, it sends a chill down my spine. I don’t know why, but that part of the song played LIVE is one of my favorite moments on stage these days.

On The Culmination of a Technological Dream: GPE Live

It seems a little weird that, less than a year after releasing a new album, I would spend so much time and energy on a disc I launched back in 2007. And yet there I was on stage last Saturday in San Jose, warming up what I could only describe as a thousand-robot ballet. Every  … Read More »

LIVE concert stream from Further Confusion 2013

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The High Orbit Holiday Special is Still About Christmas

It’s time once again for crass commercialism to overshadow a truly joyous religious event. Even though the very idea of jumping on the bandwagon makes me want to scream, I feel obligated to do it. Why? Because in space, no one can hear you scream anyway. That being said, I also feel obligated to mention  … Read More »

Interview about Copyrights on The Illusion of More

Earlier this week I was interviewed by David Newhoff from The Illusion of More about copyrights, file sharing, intellectual property, and the broader ramifications of being a dick. As David said: Matthew’s strategy for forging a career in the age of file-sharing, torrents, and remixes is to do all he can to introduce his listeners  … Read More »