Some of us just have more creative juices flowing inside of us. Art seems to flow from certain individuals. Their gift to the rest of us is sharing their vision with the world. Our friend Greg Schatz is back with his seventh full-length album of imaginative songs.
After growing up in Ithaca, New York, Greg Schatz moved to New Orleans in 1995 to pursue the music scene that connected with him. He played the accordion with the Big Mess Blues Band, before playing the upright bass in the trio Jeremy Lyons & the Deltabilly Boy. In 1999 he began fronting his own band and also took up piano as a foundation instrument. The versatility is amazing. Indie Band Guru covered his previous album Small Piece Of Mind HERE.
Now Greg Schatz is back with more music for us on Amoebotics. The album blends his unique assortment of sounds to tell a story of navigating insecurities and anxieties of our current world, including love, job-stealing robots, and brain-eating amoebas.
Prepare To Get Wierd With Greg Schatz and ‘Amoebotics‘
Opening with “Not Even Close” we are immediately greeted with a low self-esteem love song over the background of New Orleans sounds. Greg’s vocals have that sultry storytelling tone that keeps the listener hanging on every word. We turn to a more upbeat vibe with “I’m Building A Robot” that has elements of the fun comedy style of the classics like They Might Be Giants and Dr. Demento.
For something even more experimental from Greg Schatz we have “Mechanism”. The dark electro instrumental is full of glitches, bleeps, and bloops that I am convinced are there to alter your mind. Although just as weird, we head back to lyrical mind play with “The Amoeba”, a cautionary tale about brain-eating amoeba. The tides turn on “All I Do Is Ooze” taking the perspective of the parasite with another dark and introspective journey.
The pretty piano skills of Greg Schatz are shown off on “Protoplasm” but of course, he adds his own unique style with exotic sounds coming in and out of the mix. The record closes perfectly with “The Water”, a relaxing and calming track that has the songwriter sharing an emotional plea to let us all regain our right minds from the journey into the Greg Schatz world.
Dive into more of his music at http://www.schatzymusic.com/