Matt Elliott @ Roter Salon Berlin | Monday, 24.02.2014

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So we left Matt Elliott with The Broken Man, an album on edge, stripped and perhaps his darkest record to date. Only Myocardial Infarction Can Break Your Heart, his new album, announces an optimism previously unsuspected in the musician. A new start, perhaps a form of renewed hope. Whatever it may be, this new album introduces a new dimension in the music of Matt Elliott, without ever questioning the foundations.

Matt Elliott | Reap What You Sow

From the first notes, the climate (relatively) less dark than usual, and the listener is taken away naturally.The first piece, over 17 minutes, a manifest of a new dynamic, a desire to move forward regardless of the obstacles. The melancholy that has always emerged from Matt’s music is transformed here into bustling energy and yet extremely warm. More than ever, he managed to merge shadow and light within the same song. Emotions are no longer opposed, they complement in the most beautiful way. Clearly, the fog has dissipated somewhat and shows the way as it really is, winding and rocky but whose purpose is simply a gateway to the territories of serenity.

Matt Elliott | The Pain That’s Yet To Come

So much so that we will never have felt so close to the musician listening to one of his records, sometimes to the point of having the feeling of being in the same room with him to share one of unexpected moments of intoxication as they are rare … and therefore priceless. Only Myocardial Infartion Can Break Your Heart seems to be the work of reconstruction after a Broken Man impregnated with despair. And if the load is less emotional funereal, intense, it remains intact.

Matt Elliott LIVE

Monday, 24 February | 21:00 CET
Roter Salon in der Volksbühne | Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz | 10178 Berlin/Mitte

thirdeyefoundation.comicidailleurs.com | volksbuehne-berlin.de

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