Electro-acoustic musician Matthew Paul Menovcik is equal parts composer, songwriter, arranger, producer, multi-instrumental performer, and singer. It has been said that "...he's not nearly as famous as Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie), but Matt Menovcik just might be as talented" (Seattle Times). Menovcik has also been hailed as a "top-rate songwriter" (Seattle Weekly). After spending most of the 00’s recording and touring with DIY indie rock acts and collaborations including Saeta, Ms. Led, and ROPE, INC. (with infamous producer Kramer), Menovcik decided to turn his attention to composition and film scoring, while never leaving his roots as a songwriter.
Inspired by minimalism, pop and ambient, Menovcik’s sonic world blends his music knowledge, love of technology and unapologetic emotionalism into a uniquely inspired voice. Menovcik has released many critically acclaimed albums on labels such as Ghost Records (Italy), Second Shimmy, Tarnished and Ippylu. His most recent release is 2014’s Alone, With You released under his own name. The many films featuring Matt’s work and specifically written scores include Silvio Soldini’s Days and Clouds, Cesar Lanza’s La Perfezionista, and Faith Vs. Fate’s Run, Hide, Die (AKA The Anniversary).
Menovcik’s forthcoming release, In An Enclosed Space, is his first singer songwriter album since Alone, With You. It was two years in the makingduring which time he experienced the end of a marriage and a world changed by disease and social upheaval. It begins with the words "Turn the lights out in this room, let the darkness wash right over you" and ends with "We just didn't try, just couldn't see a better way to be together." The in-between is filled with the struggle, the pain and the persistence to keep searching for A Hope To Carry On.