Jacopo Norcini Pala
Desperate & devastating, Drinking Songs manages to conjure the unexpressable melancholy of loss, leaving a nostalgic aftertaste in anyone's mouth. It's like gulping down a glass of liquid fog.
Favorite track: The Kursk.
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.
His collaboration with Ici D'ailleurs started in 1999 when he remixed Yann Tiersen's "La dispute" on the label's sampler. This song also opens his remix album, "I poopoo on your juju" (Domino).
He also opened our OuMuPo collection with a great mix which really sound as Matt Elliott album (www.oumupo.com)
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. He created with The Third Eye Foundation a very personal dark and organic electronica.
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.
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I first listened through this a couple years ago, and I don't know why I hadn't bought it until now. Regardless, I think everyone should listen through this in its entirety at least once, the best way I can describe it is beautifully haunting. I'm sure my favorite track will keep changing forever, too. sethgibbs
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I had heard about GY!BE many times over the years, but only recently sat down to truly listen to them. And wow! I’ve really been missing out on some fantastic music. The emotion that resonates thru these songs grips you & you just have to keep coming back for more! Get lost in this music, it will do your soul good. Darby Spicer (Candle)