|||'Failing Songs' can now als be ordered from the infallible Norman Records; click here to order.
This is what they had to say about it in their newsletter:
"My Album of the week has to be the MATT ELLIOTT Failing Songs CD. This was straight in the car and the wife asked me to
turn it off within 2 minutes cos she said it made her feel like she wanted to hang herself.. I will admit it's
extremely miserable and sobering. It makes Street Spirit by Radiohead sound like Steps or something. Aside from
the wrist slashing thoughts and feeling it is one of the most moving records I've heard in ages. There's
bits of Spanish/ Cuban music, Jewish folk music, Eastern European folks music, Beirut, Yann Tiersen....
allsorts in there and it's a truly remarkable listen from start to end. Not one single weak spot on it.
The guy's a genius. If you have the Drinking Songs CD this is a perfect companion to it and listen to the two
together and you'll end up a complete emotional mess. Brilliant stuff indeed. I really can't recommend this enough.- Phil"
Who could resist that?
And you can pick up Collected Works while you're at it
("...We heartily recommend you invest in a piece of electronic history here...").