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The End Of Days

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Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
1
Availability:
Pre-Release
Release Date:
31-03-2023
Genres:
Barcode:
3521381573831
Packaging:
Digipak
Catalog Number:
IDA158CD
IDA158CD
IDA158CD

Description

On the ninth solo album from the French-based British musician behind Third Eye Foundation, it is near impossible not to draw comparisons to the late great bard Leonard Cohen. Elliott's accomplished Spanish infused guitar craft further adds to the resemblance.

Although it remains rooted in darkness, Elliott's approach to folk is also rich with a sense of warmth folk, embellished with gorgeous classical arrangements of composer David Chalmin, Gaspar Claus' cello, and Jeff Hallam's bass.

Of course, one could file Matt Elliott in one genre or another. While "Folk" appears to be the general consensus, the Englishman would be more in line with a long runningtradition of lamentation songs that can be found on every single continent. Whether it is Greek rebetic songs, Portuguese Fado, Delta Blues, Balkan fanfares, Yiddish melancholy and Cape Verdean Saudade, you can hear it all in Matt Elliott's music.

Those are the songs of an uprooted and stateless artist, a true musical storyteller who's voice had never felt so free, rough and sincere. Like not other, on "The End Of Days", Matt Elliot sings the infinitely small space that lies in-between intense joy and absolute sorrow, sitting on a fence at the border that separates the unspeakable and what is shared.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. The End Of Days
  3. January's Song
  4. Song Of Consolation
  5. Healing A Wound Will Often Begin With a Bruise
  6. Flower For Bea
  7. Unresolved
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