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The Broken Man

by Matt Elliott

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Some things are so dark that woe betide the light that shines on them I swear to god I thought it was a sign  This shallow grave recedes with every darkened patch of sky  The withered, wearied features start resembling mine And in the disparate clamour of the chaos that surrounds you It's hard to know which of the voices that you hear  Are your own  Some things scar your heart so deeply that a howl is not enough  To adequately purge the soul of pain Still you yearn for contact but the burden that you shoulder means you'll never trust a living soul again And in the disparate clamour of the chaos that surrounds you  It's hard to know which of the voices that you hear  Are your own This is how it feels to be alone, just like we'll die alone  This is how it feels to be alone  This is how it feels to be alone  This is all that we can call our own  Dust flesh and bone  This is how it feels to be alone Just like we'll die alone
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about

The Songs Trilogy is over, A new chapter entitled 'The Broken Man' is about to open and is the most delicate of Elliott's albums to date. The angry noise has all but abated, making way for more fragile melodies and a more subtle approach to intensity to immerse the listener. Ideally listened to in total darkness to discover the hope hidden deep within the guitars, voice, choirs, bells, ethereal trumpets, the howl of the dog beneath the skin, in the sincerity of the music. Inspired by the ghosts of European folk music, the voice often resigned but always expressive.

Always finding new ways of working, Elliott collaborated with Katia Labeque who interpreted an improvisation of his that became the backbone of one of the central epic pieces on this album 'If Anyone Ever Tells Me That it is Better to Have Loved and Lost Than to Have Never Loved At All I Will Stab Them in the Face'. 'Dust Flesh and Bones', another of the epic pieces on this album, is perhaps Elliott's most beautiful and moving work to date, simple in it's form but emotionally profound. 'The Pain that's Yet to Come' hints at a new almost psychedelic era to come.

'The Broken Man' is an album to be discovered gradually over many listens, and with each one a new depth is surrendered until one can appreciate the panorama in it's entirety. Each track is an invitation to explore one mans analysis of his own descent reflecting the frustrations and sadness that touch us all at some point.

Mixed by Yann Tiersen this album is a bridge between the more acoustic work of 'Songs' and the more electronic, ethereal work of Third Eye Foundation. It is finely balanced in the centre of Matt's musical universe.

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released January 16, 2012

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

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