2020 repress, classic black, gatefold with printed inners!
After 8 albums mainly published under the name The Third Eye Foundation by Domino rcds (Franz Ferdinand, The Kills, Pavement ...), Matt Elliott now lives and works in France and chose Ici d'ailleurs to release his "Drinking songs" which confirm his evolution to a tormented folk, which owes as much to his electronica roots as to his taste for Slavic & Eastern European music. Matt is an historical figure in electronic music. Originally from Bristol, UK, he started out with the "Flying saucer attack" project and AMP among others. Today, he translates his former works' dark and oppressive atmospheres.
"Drinking song" puts an emphasis on distant voices and ethereal ambiences. Guitars and keyboards are getting softer, almost affectionate, sometimes overwhelmed by drum n' bass beats that carry the song upward. Choirs and echoes give an almost mystical dimension to the album. All the songs hold the audience spellbound. Matt Elliott has a real gift for carrying the listener to parallel worlds, for appealing to memories and imagination. His music floods the room and creates an insistent and hypnotic atmosphere, both lascivious and violent. This album invites introspection, never taking the easy way out. Matt Elliott delivers a marvel of sensitivity, a precious moment of lucidity and perceptiveness. An alchemic instant.