With “IMPASTO” Robert McAtee reaffirms his flair for storytelling. Also known as a filmmaker and actor – this album of true indie music is a tongue in cheek, vulnerable and edgy walk through the streets of Hollywood. Featuring trumpet by Adam Levine. In conjunction with the release of “IMPASTO” was an event in Hollywood that read more like an evening of experimental black box theater with over a dozen artists performing the words of “IMPASTO” in spoken word, movement, and music.
“An Afternoon in Paris in the Middle of the Night” brought a tunnel of love ride that captured memories and thoughts through intimate and raw imagery. Moody and hypnotic. Laid back, yet driven. Several of these songs have been heard in theatrical films.
Robert’s songs have always been well matched with moving images, so composing for film came naturally. Cary Conley at Rogue Cinema spoke of one of Robert’s soundtracks “Excellent and suits the film perfectly.” Richard Propes at The Independent Critic labeled another a “stellar original score.”
While musical genres may blur, melt into each other, or completely change in Robert’s approach, certain elements are consistent under his umbrella of work he described as “A commitment to the mood, the state of affairs for the moment - whether polished or rough, and the imagination of what really is an audio painting.”