News (2010)

December 3rd, 2010
Ok vinyl junkies, the LP version of 'The Dark' is going fast so hurry over to Ici D'Ailleurs and secure a copy. I haven't actually held one (yet), but I'm told it looks magnificent.
November 13th, 2010
'The Dark' is out right now and getting great reviews, like this one, from our always reliable friends at Norman Records:
"Aw man, the dark lord Matt Elliott is back with a brand new epic new album on Ici D'ailleurs. After a big hiatus recording as the 3rd eye filling in the gap with a few ace solo albums he's back! It's ace too. It a nutshell it's swirling melodies over drum 'n bass beats. It sounds like the orchestral business he's picked up from his solo albums is here in spades and it's covered by some mangled fractured splintered beats. I love this album but some folks will find it a difficult listen as it's kinda oppressive and not massively easy listening. The melodies are lush though and over the 5 tracks (which all seemingly merge into one) you get sucked into a dark world of paranoia and beauty at the same time. Quite a feat I reckon as I'm sure that's not an easy thing to do. There's loads of strings in there to keep me happy and you neo-classical heads who fancy a a bit of a large up might dig this. It reminds me of the Spymania stuf but haunting classical arrangements carefully layered over the tracks. It's done brilliantly and with song titles like 'If you Treat Us All Like Terrorists We Will Become Terrorists' it probably gives you an idea of what you're letting yourself in for..... He's not a happy chappy and this is not a happy album but there's some delightful moments in there. I can't wait to take it home and check it out on vinyl. - Phil"
Go there and get it now.
I've added sound samples of all the tracks here, so you can have a listen. Or head over Soundcloud for the full version of "If You Treat Us All Like Terrorists We Will Become Terrorists".
November 8th, 2010
The Dark is out now and available for ordering ata Ici D'Ailleurs.
And if you are still in doubt (why!?), check out The Dark's closing track "If You Treat Us All Like Terrorists We Will Become Terrorists" on Soundcloud.
September 26th, 2010
The Dark is now available for pre-ordering, in all sorts of fancy formats:
  • CD gatefold & dedicated postcard for pre-orders only
  • LP gatefold & CD in plastic bag limited to 1000 copies & dedicated postcard for pre-orders only
  • LP bag set limited edition, mail order only, vinyl bag + t-shirt + LP + CD & dedicated postcard
Additionally, the vinyl bag and t-shirt - which reads "If you treat us all like terrorists we will become terrorists", guaranteed to be a hit at your local airport - are available to order separately as well. All pre-order specials are available only until the 7th of november 2010.
September 20th, 2010
Have a look at the press sheet for The Dark (in PDF).
September 15th, 2010
The tracklisting of the new Third Eye Foundation album 'The Dark' has been revealed to us:
  1. Anhedonia
  2. Standard Deviation
  3. Pareidolia
  4. Closure
  5. If You Treat Us All Like Terrorists We Will Become Terrorists
It seems Matt's fascination with psychological conditions and syndroms continues. To hear what all this sounds like, click here to see and hear the promo reel Ici D'Ailleurs have made for the album.
'The Dark' will be on sale on november 8th, but Ici D'Ailleurs will start taking pre-orders soon, so check back regularly.
In the meantime, be sure to check out '613', the latest album by Chapelier Fou, also on Ici D'Ailleurs. A beautiful record which features Matt singing and playing guitar on two tracks.
August 25th, 2010
Ici D'Ailleurs will be releaseing the new Third Eye Foundation album The Dark on November 8th. What it will sound like? From the press release:
The Dark is both a direct continuation on from Little Lost Soul and a definite move in a new direction. The shape and the soul of The Dark is at the same utterly classical and contemporary. Made up of five movements which merge into one another seamlessly, at times thundering dub-step, at others pulsating drum and bass at others a blissful soundscape at other points a combination of all of those elements and more.
Stay tuned for more...
August 22nd, 2010

Third Eye Foundation, 2010-style: artwork for 'The Dark', coming this fall.
May 5th, 2010
Later this year, The Third Eye Foundation will return. We await... "The Dark".
February 20th, 2010
"Songs" is out now!
Available as either a beautiful boxed set of seven 12"'s on clear vinyl, or as an economically priced set of four CD's, "Songs" collects all tracks from the "Drinking Songs", "Failing Songs" and "Howling Songs" albums, plus "Failed Songs", an album with previously unreleased songs from the period 2004-2008. Go here to see what it looks like and hear some of the tracks.
When you order it from Ici D'Ailleurs, they throw in a DVD of Matt playing live at Le Grand Mix as well. Furthermore, the vinyl box sets include an mp3-download coupon, and will also be signed by Matt. Who could resist? Go here to order the vinyl box, or here for the CD's. For those who already have all the CD's, "Failed Songs" and the DVD are available separately as well.