Erudite Stoner is the namesake and eponymous debut of Brazilian musician Matheus Novaes. With an unprecedented degree of originality, that works from a curious stream of several different influences, combined in an organically creative arrangement of detailed textures and dynamically accurate nuances, that saturates the rhythm in favor of a gray numbness contorted in a panoramic set of harmonic sensitivities, Erudite Stoner combines classic guitar playing with doom and black metal influences, intertwining his incredibly out layered sonorous prospect with a darkly innovative shoegaze approach, in such a high level, never seen before in the history of underground Brazilian music before.
Daring, inconspicuous, serene and refreshingly pungent, with a unique style of playing, meticulously precise and depressingly melodic, his over excelled musical proficiency is sustained by his superbly refined sense of building a brightly cohesive, dense and atmospheric layer of sound. With nine songs – being them Spiritual deliverance, Alienist, Ride to nowhere, Far away from city walls, There is no home, Waiting for the storm, Sand Path, Roads to somewhere and Left behind –, Erudite Stoner, on his debut, really mesmerizes and attracts the listener, with its hugely undertaking exploration of metrically harmonic cadences, surpassing horizons of beauty that conquers a vastly dimensional sonorous demise, that awakes fully transformed in the heart of a sorrowful conscious exhilaration.
An exceedingly poetical work, with a solidly impressionistic rhetoric of underlying beauty, the delicate punctuations that flows marvelously below each and every note of his tracks reveals a minimalist impersonation of sound, impressively built to disperse tears of solitude, eternities of sand and castles in the air. A work that perfectly blends the classic with the original, the influence with the authorial and the traditional with the innovation, Erudite Stoner’s debut is a compelling force within the underground scenario. Being already hailed by worldwide underground music websites and magazines, with reviews and interviews popping up from all four corners of the globe, Matheus Novaes has proven himself to be Brazil’s next big thing. With an amazing degree of talent, timing, pace and self-reliance, an elusively displayed baroque ability to disseminate into the air a panoramic construction of a rhythmically profuse galaxy of sonorous expansion makes the listener lose himself into a hole of infinite delight. The dark sobriety of his music is not only a lucid stream of artistic voracious technique, but, on the verge of its expansive dilution, defines hidden possibilities, that solely converges the interior elements of his songs into an overdeveloping conjuncture of majestically abrasive sonorous devices.
Already being recognized by his unprecedented musical talent, and a striking ability as a fully accomplished songwriter, Erudite Stoner has already matched several scores of best-selling Bandcamp album. Boasting the underground with his impressive, exhilaratingly precise and formidably penetrating peculiar style, Erudite Stoner sets into another level the remarkable degree of experimentation for which his album stood for. And yet, being so fantastically simple, on the other hand, his ferociously deep and pervasively ordered style of playing digresses from the organic form that highly disunites his cosmically melted and amusingly creative musical distinctions and artistic disruptive definitions.
Set to break boundaries, and define new ones, Matheus Novaes, with his project’s debut, Erudite Stoner is an organically active fusion set to propel to a new level the Brazilian underground scene. With an astounding degree of originality, audacity, creativity, ability and technique, Erudite Stoner becomes a matter of national pride. It’s so amazing to see this coming in a country that misunderstoods so much it’s extraordinary geniuses. With an appreciative, inconceivable and impressively higher ordeal of sensorial beauty, this is an album doomed to make history. And this could not have been different, being the work of one of the most talented musicians of his generation. The free flowing sonorous expression that will turn a joyful redemption into a new form of understanding music.