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It's Heavy in Here
Eric Matthews
It's Heavy in Here
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
 
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Orchestrated pop hasn't been much in vogue since the late '60s when bands such as Love, the Zombies, the Beach Boys, and the Beatles tooled around with instruments usually found in an conservatory. But with his conservativ...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Eric Matthews
Title: It's Heavy in Here
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Sub Pop
Original Release Date: 10/13/1995
Re-Release Date: 9/26/1995
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, American Alternative, Singer-Songwriters
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 098787031225, 098787031218, 098787031263

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Orchestrated pop hasn't been much in vogue since the late '60s when bands such as Love, the Zombies, the Beach Boys, and the Beatles tooled around with instruments usually found in an conservatory. But with his conservative, finely tailored sartorial sense, Eric Matthews hasn't let that stop him from crafting an unusually good piece of retro-pop in the mid-1990s. Once a member of Cardinal with the Moles's Richard Davies, Matthews indulges in the sort of atmospheric pop somewhere between "Good Vibrations" and dry martini lounge music--and without sounding contrived or self-consciously cool. --Rob O'Connor

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CD Reviews

A Modern Pop Masterpiece
07/29/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Not since the days of Arthure Lee and Nick Drake, as there been an album of such lush and beautiful pop music. These are not easy songs. While the melodies are inescapable, they are intricate and the lyrics obscure. But artists such as Love and Elvis Costello have always demanded more of our attention and, more importantly, deserved it. Without any reservations, let me say the same for Mr. Matthews."
A very warm sounding album with great songs.
07/16/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

""It's Heavy In Here" is an original piece of laid-back orchestral pop music. The songs are great, but the production is even better. In contrast to other albums released on Eric's label (Subpop), "It's Heavy" has a very full and warm sound that uses more harpsichords and oboes than distorted electric guitars. Worth getting."
We love this cd
06/20/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Several years on, one kid, one of us now in their 40's, love Radiohead, went through heavy Sebadoh, Oasis, Superdrag, Belle & Sebastian, Supergrass, Elliott Smith, and Sloan periods/obsessions, and we keep coming back to this brilliant cd. Not sure what Eric is doing these days but he was right, "Eric will haunt you."
The arrangements, vocals, lyrics and the entire fully sonic package is wonderful. Dinner party music, Sunday morning music with your chai, or even enjoying some fresh chiba on a warm summer night/or cold winter night; I think this suits any occasion.
Thank you Eric Matthews for this masterpiece."