'Semtex' was recorded on one of these :) https://enmoreaudio.com/analogue-on-a-budget-the-tascam-414-portastudio-and-the-dawn-of-the-bedroom-producer/
Greece! I’ll be leaving you soon, a final evening off in Athens but thanks so much for the love. Thanks to Kostas, all at Six Dogs, Ride and Hasomeri and thanks, wonderful people who came to the shows and were so warm and generous and all of those who shared their thoughts and appreciation with me. You couldn’t have known it but I needed it badly, so thank you from the bottom of my heart. I hope to return before too long.
Yann Tiersen & I doing Coil back in the day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIplFI5rksU
Happy April 14th everyone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3beomeDGl8 (A DJ mashup of Aphex Twin's 'Avril 14th with added East Flatbush Project & Shades I did to help brighten up a cold grey April 14th)
Oh happy day. Another beautiful video from the eternally creative & wonderful Virgil Pink. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYvNuLnH7Zs
Uber producer of my recent albums & all round genius David Chalmin has an album coming out on Ici d'ailleurs & it's fucking good! Listen to this on your drug of choice. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSLUYNxd0Fk
Merci and thanks to Damien, Chris, Mai, Luc & Tibere & the whole Usine a Gaz crew Necati Tüfenk, Berker Ünsal, Sinem Duman, Aydan Dorsay, Kerem Tuzun, Linda Banjska, ans all the crew at Borusan music house, My wonderful colleagues in Vacarme Christelle, Carla & Gaspar and of course @ Julien & all at Murailles and a massive thanks to the wonderful audiences both nights for a wonderful few days <3
Dear white supremacists, allow me to drop some truth bombs in your general direction. Let's start with your paranoid, adolescent fear of being replaced. Guess what? We will all be replaced. That is the nature of life and although that is one of the things that makes you terrified, hating and killing other people will not change that uncomfortable fact. Your notion of racial purity is a nonsense. No one on the face of this planet is 'racially pure white' and if you don't believe me go and get yourself a DNA test. Everyone has mixed genetic make up and that is a good thing. Ask a geneticist. Humans have been migrating, falling in love and mixing since the dawn of civilization and that will never stop or be undone. Love is more powerful than hate whether you like it or not. Your desperate need to define yourself in your most basic defining feature is, well, pretty fucking basic and shows that you have very little else of character with which to define yourself. The colour of your skin is pure blind chance. You achieved nothing to be born where you were. Perhaps you find it more palatable to define yourself as 'white' as opposed to 'shouty, whiny, insecure, terrified of your own irrelevence, paranoid, ignorant, scared of rejection, embittered, hateful.... ' but that is how many of us in the civilized world see you. Your extremism is certainly not morally superior to any other form of extremism or terrorism. If you feel isolated, afraid, disenfranchised, poor, put upon, lost, rejected that is not the fault of Muslims or POC, women, homosexuals, transgenders...... that is a failure of the system. That is what you should be rallying against, not other people struggling in the same ways that you are who happen to have been born into a different colour skin and who deal with this terrifying rollercoaster in a way that is different to yours.
Which breaks first? Your mind? Your speakers? Or your will to live? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csCJOoO5rT4
Thanks for the birthday gift Virgil Pink https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IC70Yb4fV8
Imminent dates! More to add including hopefully Greece. 21/02 Solo show, Fezyn, Epicerie Moderne FR https://www.facebook.com/events/384961042278299/ 27/02 Matt Elliott/Vacarme Allonnes, Peniche Excelsior FR https://www.facebook.com/events/317185295550575/ 28/02 Matt Elliott/Vacarme, Rezé, La Soufflerie FR https://www.facebook.com/events/259739194577359/ 02/03 Matt Elliott/Vacarme, Agen, Le Florida FR https://www.facebook.com/events/360056738117082/ 21/03 Matt Elliott/ Vacarme, Nyon, Temple de Nyon CH 22/03 Matt Elliott/Vacarme, Istanbul, Borusan Music House, Nova Musik Series TR 30/03 Matt Elliott/Vacarme, Niort, Cloitre de l'hopital de Niort, Festival Nouvelle(s) scene(s) FR 31/03 Matt Elliott/Vacarme, Tours, Prieuré, Festival Superflux FR 06/04 Matt Elliott/Vacarme, Lille, Grande Salle, festival PZZLE FR https://www.facebook.com/events/1966817953425166/ 12/04 Matt Elliott/Vacarme Hyères, Eglise Anglicane, Festival faveurs de Printemps FR 10/05 Matt Elliott solo, Vendenheim, Mediatheque FR 11/05 Matt Elliott solo, Gérardmer, Maison de la culture et des Loisirs FR https://www.facebook.com/events/507164689789526/ 06/07 Matt Elliott/Vacarme, Rennes, Chapelle du Conservetoire, Festival les Tombées de la Nuit
Some silly fun. Third Eye Foundation vs The Black Keys 'Too Afraid to Love You' No one asked me to do it......... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ef_T9zWZkXQ
Here's a thing, It’s not an album, it’s a collection of some of the 200 or so demos and sketches I’ve recorded in the last couple of years. It’s badly recorded and clumsy but it’s spontaneous. Mainly improvised ideas that might bring some warmth to your cold winter days. It’s also not mastered or anything, it is what it is. It’s free but you can also pay for it if you feel like helping out a struggling underground artist. There will be a proper album if all goes to plan late 2019. https://mattelliott.bandcamp.com/album/songs-of-resignation
Over 7 hours of various DJ mixtapes I've made over the years on mp3 for the first 99 people to download or 6 days whichever comes first. https://we.tl/t-PyCnpfOcTh :)