Matt Elliott has rather an atypical course... He used to work under the pseudo The Third Eye Foundation - emblematic figure of the English electronic scene recognized for his atypical electro tinted by drum' n bass. Since his first album under his own name The mess we made (Domino Records), Matt Elliott turns to compositions much more folk, forsaking the laptop and the machines - which go until disappearing, to return to more traditional instruments (guitar, piano, violin...).
Drinking song puts an emphasis on distant voices and ethereal ambiances. 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.
To succeed to Drinking songs, because it's really about songs, Failing songs turns Matt Elliott into a true songwriter. He assumes completely his voice and sings ....... more