2010 LP - POT008
Composed and recorded between 2007 and 2010, Matt's 6th LP comprises 10 latin-funk-jazz inspired songs.
Hand drawn animation.
Funk meets quirk.
Just a few thoughts about these songs. When you just want to convey an emotional idea, music is the quickest and most direct way to communicate. Unless you have something specific to say, words aren't required. For this album I had stuff I was angry about or thankful for, and I wanted to express it. Sometimes a verse or two is all you need, so some of the lyrics are short.
Most of these songs have obvious interpretations but Time Is Spent is more impressionistic. There are two songs each about politics, nostalgia and death. Usual easy listening stuff then!"
"My tribute to the genius of Antonio Carlos Jobim. He died before I got to see him perform. One of my few regrets.
We have a government in the UK which is obsessed with controlling it's people with laws and auditors. It makes our lives hell. Well, we've been auditing them too and their days are numbered.
If we free ourselves of caring what others think of us, we'll find true freedom.
The end of an affair.
For Tracy, again.
The Blair witch project has run aground and all the card carrying Labour party members smell blood.
When I was a child we used to cycle down to Hawker Siddley in Hatfield and try to catch a glimpse of the prototype Harrier jump jet being tested. More exciting than an iPhone.
Nabokov meant this to refer to beauty sleep, but for some people death is a rose too. Blessed relief.
Well, everybody cares a little bit, don't they?"
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2You're Only Good Enough If We Say You Are
3Cleared For Song
5Time Is Spent
6Where You Are
8The Rhetoric Of The Jet
9Sleep Is A Rose
10If You Remember Me
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