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SIMGE Survey: Getting To Know Katmaz // Stream “Nautical Things”

Mike Mehalick May 6, 2016 Features, Interviews No Comments


Based out of Brooklyn, songwriter Matthew Kaz recently launched his latest project, Katmaz. The six-track debut EP, Nautical Things, finds Kaz sculpting bold sonic landscapes rooted in approaching each from a visually evocative perspective first.

Nautical Things‘ title track reveals itself in a slow burn fashion as Kaz layers over initial ukulele strums, building out in a slightly grander fashion than Radiohead’s “Giving Up The Ghost.” It’s a riveting single and only a small portion of what makes Nautical Things such a promising first statement from Katmaz.

We sent Katmaz the SIMGE Survey to give you a little more to chew on while streaming “Nautical Things” and as an added bonus, watch the video for another single, “For Now,” below.

Name: Katmaz
Band: Katmaz
Instrument(s): All of them

What sound(s) do you/your band make?

Sounds that come from instruments, sounds that come from dissecting audio files, sounds that are sampled from everyday sounds.

If you could have anything fall from the sky what would it be and why?

Water works for me.

An embarrassing phase in my life was when…

Middle school, right?

The 1st album I purchased:

Frogstomp – Silverchair.

The last album I purchased:

III – Moderat.

You can easily win me over by…

Being real.

Sometimes when I feel confused I listen to Thom Yorke because it’s not from this world.

After a show people compliment me most on my…


Something most people don’t know about me is…

I was an amateur boxer.

The band (artist) that altered my perception on life is Claude Debussy because…

Clair De Lune, Arabesque, and Gardens in the rain.

If not for music I would probably…

Be a ruthless CEO, then run for president.

What are your favorite song lyrics?

“To arrive ahead of it’s time, is the fate of the fish washed up on shore”

“Repetition” – TV on the Radio.

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Mike is a graduate of the School Of Visual Arts with a BFA in Film & Video focused on screenwriting. His career stops have included editing positions at AOL, The Huffington Post, and BuzzFeed. He regularly contributes to a variety of outlets. Follow him @mmehalick

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