Boomkat Product Review
*First full-length from Bay Blue PKA Matth (producer of Sole & Pedestrian, collaborator with Sixtoo)* Self-titled and appropriately hued ,Bay Blue is 35 year old sample artist Matt Chang’s attempt to reconcile his hip-hop provenance with a much more encompassing grasp of 20th century American music. From his ancient ASR-10 springs jazz quartets, uptown blues duos, and New Orleans big bands, among other ensembles. What emerges is a landscape of bright tones and quick cuts, a triumph of sampling both painstaking and humanizing. Bay Blue is a record that could only have been brought to life on Matt Chang’s sampler, but it’s also a modest manifesto on the machine’s compositional possibilities, and the longer sense of time that it might encompass. And, of course, it is a full-throated ode to the extraordinary locale it glories in repping so hard."