Matt Corby's "Telluric": The Sounds of Earthly Existence
What a feeling -- to have a highly anticipated project not only meet your expectations, but exceed them.
And when this happens, how are you to do it justice with only human language? We found ourselves overwhelmed with emotion upon hearing Matt Corby's newest album, Telluric, for the first time. The day was uncannily beautiful, and upon pressing play we thought we knew what we were getting into...
Gary Burden is the artist responsible for the album cover, saying, "This cover art conveys a person experiencing, literally diving into, a theory of the telluric world. A force that, in theory, we are all effected by, all day, every day. The realistic feet are literally being drawn into the world of this seventeenth century painting and wading across the mythic fields of Earthbound cosmic energy connected directly to the mythic deep Universe."
It's been years since Matt has released a project, traveling the globe and culturing himself in the process of creating. He landed himself a spot in a cottage somewhere in the depths of New South Wales, where he buckled down and started the album from scratch. It is there he wrote, recorded and produced the album alongside Dann Hume.
"The idea that through nature and human activity we are all connected. It's the concept that runs through the record."
But this wasn't the first stab at Telluric. A few years back, Matt wrote the entirety of the record, only to have it scrapped. Dissatisfaction set in, and who's to release what stands as a huge piece of their soul without confidence?
"I recorded an album two years ago that I didn't like. For a lot of reasons I wouldn't release it. It took me a year and a half to clear my head of everything that happened, accept my failures, reboot and have the balls to do it again."