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MATT THE ELECTRICIAN

Accidental Thief

2011-05-24

All Songs FCC Clean

Label: Self-Released
Released: 14 June, 2011

What a joyful record! I mean really, there is no possible way that you will feel upset after listening to this album from Austin based Matt the Electrician. This is his 7th self-released album, a commendable feat for anyone to stay independent this long but this is his first album with co-writers. As part of The House of Songs project between songwriters in Denmark and Austin, TX, Matt flew to Denmark to write songs in a haunted castle in the Danish countryside. When all was said and done, 6 of the 12 songs were co-written but all of them fit naturally together and I would be hard-pressed to be able to pick which was written solo and which was a collaboration.

Mostly siding on the folk side of folk-rock, this banjo playing fool of a man also incorporates horns, glockenspiel and a variety of organs on this record. Though no longer an electrician and now a full time musician and writer, I can certainly say that I am glad he quit his day job.

Recommended tracks: So many good ones but if I had to choose; All I know (1), Accidental Thief (4), Daydreamers (10)

Reviewed by Devon Cunningham

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