Monti Korbelle – Healing, Nothing More

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Monti Korbelle is an independent composer and multi-instrumentalist producer who made his solo professional recording debut in 2020 with the album “Global Carbon Tax Economy”. That record introduced a multifaceted and cerebral experimental artist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His genre-fluid sound blends disparate musical elements together to create a deeply soulful and eclectic vibe.

The prolific producer has released a new LP each year since his debut. Each new album is built around a concept. Monti Korbelle uses every element of his production as a storytelling tool. Descriptive and often cryptic song titles, surreal visual artwork, and unique musical arrangements tie his records together to tell tales of introspection and social commentary. Regular readers of The Static Dive will remember his single “Confirmation is Everything” from the album “Our Conclusion is in Arizona”.

Healing, Nothing More is the brand new EP from Monti Korbelle, released worldwide via all major streaming services on May 12, 2023. The six-song collection is a 33 minute meditation on life, death and the choices we make. The record tells the story of a man who walks into the ocean during riptide and ultimately loses his life.

True to form, Monti Korbelle uses all tools at his disposal to tell his story. The song titles on the record tell a linear narrative that begins with “I Walk to the Beach” and ends on “Without Warning I Find Myself Submerged”. Musically, Monti spins his tale with haunting poetry, deep minor-key moods, and jazz-infused compositions.

From the ambient synths and hypnotic percussive arpeggios of the opener to the electric piano blues and gospel vibes of the closer, Monti Korbelle paints a tapestry of deep hues. He sets his scenes with quirky melodies and icy keys (“The Water is Cold”), Thelonius Monk-inspired piano jazz (“For the First Moments I Wade”), and Brian Eno-style atmospheres (“But Waves Pull Me In”). Healing, Nothing More is a great vibe, with a deeper message for the attentive listener.

Check out Healing, Nothing More in its entirety below, or listen on your favorite streaming service. You can also hear “I Walk to the Beach” on the Deep Indie Chill playlist and “For the First Moments I Wade” on Deep Indie Jazz. Follow the links below to connect with Monti Korbelle.

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