The Forest Room is the solo project by Matt Streit which began in 2004 as a casual musical outlet outside of his main band. An active musician from Milford, CT for many years, mainly as a bass player in heavy metal and rock bands, Matt takes a completely different approach with the Forest Room by writing most of the music on acoustic guitar, utilizing multiple layers of guitar parts with live record looping, and incorporating produced beats. Matt uses several guitar effects pedals and a stage lighting rig that he built himself. The Forest Room combines influences and elements of instrumental, folk, ambient, hiphop, and triphop music. “Portishead, Tycho, and Bonobo are a few influences of mine.