Matthias Boguth – Milk Wood (2020) [FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Matthias Boguth – Milk Wood (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:02:02 minutes | 609 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Traumton

Such a debut is rare. Matthias Boguth, born in 1996, has been studying at the University of Applied Sciences in Leipzig for three years, has already gained some stage experience as leader of various Bands and projects, but has not yet released an Album before Milk Wood. All the more impressive now is the deep and stringent diversity of production. No doubt Boguth has thought a lot conceptually and compositionally, found like-minded and sensitive musicians and with Joh Weisgerber (alias Monojo) also a producer at his side who has a fine feel for timbres and aesthetics. Together they measure a supposedly familiar Terrain, namely the setting of poetry from the pen of a writer, but astonish with unusual musical perspectives. Boguth’s individual, genre-busting tonal language extends far beyond Jazz, sometimes referring to Joe Jackson’s intelligently catchy melody or to the playful complexity of Progressive Rock. But these are not deliberate references, because Boguth has never dealt with music from this direction.

Growing up in the outskirts of Munich, Matthias Boguth actively came to music through friends. As an elementary school student he played statistical roles at the Bavarian State Opera, which had nothing to do with singing and thus had no direct influence on his career today, as he says today. After the obligatory Recorder he first learned the piano, at the age of 16 he turned his back on the Gymnasium in order to enrol at the Neue Jazzschool Munich. During the entrance exam, Boguth focused on singing, as he had previously participated in various Indie pop rock Bands as a singer and found fun in it. “I actually wanted to make pop music with the NJM,” Boguth grins retrospectively, “but the first piece we worked on in class was Miles Davis’ Kind Of Blue.”He deepened his fascination with Jazz by attending various concerts, and in 2015 he went to the University of music and theatre in Leipzig.


1. Matthias Boguth – Intro
2. Matthias Boguth – The Draper
3. Matthias Boguth – Whose Name Was Tom
4. Matthias Boguth – What Seas Did You See
5. Matthias Boguth – The Town
6. Matthias Boguth – When I Wake
7. Matthias Boguth – Oh There’s a Face
8. Matthias Boguth – Sunny Slow Lulling Afternoon
9. Matthias Boguth – Thin Night Darkens
10. Matthias Boguth – Hushabye
11. Matthias Boguth – The Corner
12. Matthias Boguth – Owls Are Hunting