Recommended by us on 26th August 2010.
* The fourth Boduf Songs extended play was created using Mathew Sweets standard recording set up of a single
microphone and a small array of instruments, but it comes with a few surprises - most notably the prominence of electric
guitar, bass and stomping drums on a few tracks.
* All of the elements that make his previous sound creations so arresting are still present; the impeccable song
structures, the minimal approach, the delicate yet dominant singing.
* The album opens with the naked sound of the hammers of an old upright piano striking strings, an apt metaphor for the
lyrical content which is just as raw and exposed. Mathew broadens his vocal approach here, exploring range and
employing some unpredictable, well-placed harmonies.
* This Alone Above All Else In Spite Of Everything is effectively a concept record, and makes for a dramatic journey.
* Mat states: "There is a theme that runs through each song and the track order is paramount to that - its a hugely
important part of making a record work." So pay attention.
* Released only on black vinyl, with a free download card, wrapped in a full colour gatefold jacket.
* FOR FANS OF: RED HOUSE PAINTERS, VIC CHESNUTT, CODEINE, REX, ALEXANDER TUCKER
1. Bought Myself A Cat O'Nine 2. Decapitation Blues 3. Absolutely Null And Uttlerly Void 4. I Have
Decided To Pass Through The Matter 5. Green They Were, And Golden Eyed 6. We Get On Slowly 7. The Giant
Umbilical Cord The Connects Your Brain To The Centre Of The Universe 8. I Am Going Away and I Am Never Coming
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