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Songs of Resignation

by Matt Elliott

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Andy Imagine Matt has popped around for a bite to eat and while you prepare a nice spread for him, he gets out his guitar and plays some random songs. He doesn't really sing, he just strums away and you marvel at such raw talent. Favorite track: Prayer.
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halusk there are no words to describe what your music makes me feel, there is no other artist like you. thank you
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ailes grises Когда-то возникла странная мысль о сравнении Мэтта Эллиота и Лорна: будто бы у них в творчестве есть много общего. С той лишь разницей, что второй электронными семплами заставляет смотреть на свою жизнь сквозь призму мрачного будущего, а первый, с помощью старой доброй гитары, - сквозь призму мрачного настоящего. Или, быть может, прошлого... Хотя, иногда это вообще одно и то же.
Так и не дошло, насколько это сравнение справедливо, но в голове изредка возникает. Может, не только у меня. Favorite track: The Willing Victim.
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Sasha My squeaky violin loves this album the most! Favorite track: Va Te Faire Foutre.
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Spring 04:30
Summer 04:32
The Cold 03:41
Prayer 04:44


'Songs of Resignation' is not a proper Matt Elliott album, in some ways its the very opposite. There are no complex productions, no choirs, no noise, no microphones that cost thousands of euros were used, no compositions worked out over months and years or lyrics teased out of crushed and broken experiences. It is a collection of some of the 200 or so demos I've recorded over the last 3 years or so, most of them improvised and spontaneous and recorded simply & basically for use at some later date or to develop ideas. After being in the studio for the last session I quickly realised that recreating these moments of spontaneous composition was almost impossible and it was very hard to recapture the moment in the same way as when you are inspired at midnight and just need to capture something. As a result I gave up trying for these particular demos but I think they contain something, spontaneous creation, passages of almost accidental beauty, the sound of a collection moments, late nights alone, drunk or high, tired or melancholy, which I thought I would share with those who might find something of worth in there somewhere while waiting for the next proper Matt Elliott album, scheduled for release late 2019.

The album has not been mastered and is mixed how it was mixed at the time. I didn't keep any of the original sessions so they exist exactly as they are.


released December 28, 2018

Composed, played and recorded: Matt Elliott


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Matt Elliott album "Farewell To All We Know" release on 27th of March.

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