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Matt Elliott - Songs album mp3

Matt Elliott - Songs album mp3
Acoustic, Shoegaze
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Matt Elliott's second solo CD, even more than his first, finds him moving further away from the feedback-and-beats trademarks of the Third Eye Foundation, though to be sure his path was already marked out by the concluding years of that incarnation. Living up to not only the title but the striking cover image - a drawing of Elliott as a louche 19th century barfly, cigarette in hand - Drinking Songs is not far removed from the kind of musical and psychic landscapes of early the Black Heart Procession or the Tindersticks at its most restrained.

Matt Elliott is a singer/songwriter from Bristol, United Kingdom, who plays folk music with an approach of a dark ambience. He also produced & recorded under the name The Third Eye Foundation. Elliott was first inspired to investigate & to attempt to understand music at around 7 years old on hearing the mournful tones of a russian orthodox choir & wondering how music alone can move you to tears.

Elliott, M Elliott, M. Elliot, M. Elliott, . lliott, Matt, Matt E, Matt . Matt Eliott, Matt Elliot. Marketplace . 22 in vendita. Drinking Songs & Failing Songs ‎(Box, Comp, Sli + 2xCD, Album). Vendi questa versione.

Dark from the beginning to the end, the album highly benefits from the homogeneity of its components: already back in 2005, Elliott is at a stage where he is fully aware of its capabilities and its limitations, both musically and in terms of the writing of his songs, which consist for the most part of short but visually rich poems. In the second song, Trying To Explain, it is with a much deeper voice, almost incomprehensible, that Elliott gives life to a grotesque character we imagine mumbling his pint to the bottom of a warm wet tavern.

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Failed Songs
1 Mellow
Drums – Chris ColeRecorded By, Arranged By – Marcus Dyer
2 Eulogy For Liam
Cello – Chris ColeRecorded By, Arranged By – Marcus Dyer
3 Melange
4 South Canadian Sea
5 Song To Child
6 Lament
7 Wedding Song
Howling Songs
1 The Kübler-Ross Model
2 Something About Ghosts
3 How Much In Blood
4 A Broken Flamenco
5 Berlin & Bisenthal
6 I Name This Ship The Tragedy, Bless Her & All Who Sail With Her
7 The Howling Song
8 Song For A Failed Relationship
9 Bomb The Stock Exchange
Failing Songs
1 Our Weight In Oil
Violin – Patricia Arguelles Martinez*
2 Chains
Violin – Patricia Arguelles Martinez*
3 The Seance
Cello – Chris ColeViolin – Patricia Arguelles Martinez*
4 The Failing Song
Violin – Patricia Arguelles Martinez*
5 Broken Bones
6 Desamparado
Violin – Patricia Arguelles Martinez*
7 Lone Gunman Required
Violin – Patricia Arguelles Martinez*
8 Good Pawn
Violin – Patricia Arguelles Martinez*
9 Compassion Fatigue
Violin – Patricia Arguelles Martinez*
10 The Ghost Of Maria Callas
11 Gone
Cello – Chris ColeViolin – Patricia Arguelles Martinez*
12 Planting Seeds
Violin – Patricia Arguelles Martinez*
Drinking Songs
1 C.F.Bundy
Music By, Cello – Chris ColeRecorded By – Marcus Dyer
2 Trying To Explain
Music By – Chris ColeRecorded By – Marcus Dyer
3 The Guilty Party
4 Whats Wrong
5 The Kursk
Music By, Cello – Chris ColeRecorded By – Marcus Dyer
6 What The Fuck Am I Doing On This Battlefield?
7 A Waste Of Blood
8 The Maid We Messed


  • Artwork By – Uncle Vania
  • Engineer – Nicholas Dick*
  • Mastered By – Matt Colton
  • Music By, Lyrics By, Recorded By – Matt Elliott
  • Producer – Matt Elliott


'Mellow' & 'Eulogy for Liam': outakes from the 'Drinking Songs' session
'Melange', 'South Canadia Sea' and 'Song to Child': sketches made around the time of 'Failing Songs'
'Lament': failed film score
'Wedding Song': sketch for 'Howling Songs'

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 3700398705125

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
IDA067LP Matt Elliott Songs ‎(7xLP, Comp, Ltd, Cle + Box) Ici D'Ailleurs IDA067LP France 2010