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Eric Matthews

The work of Eric Matthews was a direct reaction to the lo-fi recording practices so prevalent throughout the alternative music scene of the 1990s; while many of the decade's artists trafficked in a defiantly ragged, do-it-yourself aesthetic, Matthews' records grew out of orchestral theories and practices, and revelled in the stately elegance of warm harmonies and lush arrangements. A native of Gresham, OR, Matthews was born in 1969 and fell in love with the symphonic pop of the Beach Boys, Burt Bacharach, and the Bee Gees at an early age; John Williams' score for Star Wars steered him into orchestral music, and he picked up his first instrument, the trumpet, while in elementary school.

After attending a San Francisco conservatory to hone his craft, he moved to the Boston area to further pursue his songwriting and performing. There he met Sebadoh's Lou Barlow and Bob Fay, and under the name Belt Buckle, they teamed for a four-song EP in 1993. Through Fay, Matthews also struck up a friendship with Richard Davies, an Australian-born singer/songwriter best known for fronting the cult band the Moles. Together they formed the duo Cardinal, a forum for Davies' wry songwriting and Matthews' arranging skills and instrumental talents (which now included a mastery of piano, organ, harpsichord, and marimba), and released a stunning self-titled debut in 1994. Internal difficulties resulted in Cardinal's brief lifespan, however, and Matthews soon resurfaced as a solo artist. In 1995, he issued his debut, It's Heavy in Here, an ornate, complex collection highlighting his emerging vocal and composing skills. The excellent Lateness of the Hour followed in 1997. It was his final album for some time, however. He finally returned in 2005 with a mini-LP titled Six Kinds of Passion Looking for an Exit and a full-length, Foundation Sounds, late the following year. The Imagination Stage followed in early 2008. ~ Jason Ankeny
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Selected Discography

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Track List: The Imagination Stage

1. Well Known Liar

2. That Kiss Of Life

3. Little 18

4. Radio Boy

5. Don't Take Light

6. In Our Lives

7. Devil Red Glow

8. Her Life

9. Genius

10. The Imagination Stage

11. We Were Human

12. Fools

13. Does He Keep You Warm

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Track List: Six Kinds of Passion Looking for an Exit

1. Worthy

2. So Overblown

3. Cardinal Is More

4. Underground Song

5. Do You Really Want It?

6. You Will Be Happy

7. Black to Light Brown

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Track List: It's Heavy In Here

1. Fanfare

2. Forging Plastic Pain

3. Soul Nation Select Them

4. Faith To Clay

5. Angels For Crime

6. Fried Out Broken Girl

7. Lust Takes Time

8. Hop And Tickle

9. Three-Cornered Moon

10. Distant Mother Reality

11. Flight And Lion

12. Poisons Will Pass Me

13. Sincere Sensation

14. Fanfare (Reprise)

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Am I the only one that hears Peter Hammill in Eric's melodic line?
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Eric Matthews is simply a genious. I have been playing Foundation and Imagination Stage constantly over the past few months. Can't get enough, his music is outanding! Bernie from New Jersey
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i like his sound. :) yep and weezer, Matt Nathanson, and Barenaked Ladies are awesome tooo. idk about the go-betweens or the redwalls i'll have to check them out. i love trumpets.

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