Label: Independent Release Date: 19th January 2009 Link: www.myspace.com/mattemerymusic Elysian fields…  The title itself denotes the feeling bestowed upon me the moment the title track Elysian Fields commenced.  With sweet flowing keys and an ethereal voice resonating through the infinity between my speakers and myself I could almost visualise each echoed vocal tone as star systems in the sky.  One doesn’t even notice the progression into the next track on the album, Leucothea, for his music provokes the mind to wonder into the softest of thoughts, the feeling of which continues through the entirety of Elysian Fields. His vocal harmonies, intertwined and solo, offer a respite from the anti-sounds of a dreadful day, ebbing from soft whispers to an ocean of sound that would calm even the roughest of seas.  So as the introduction to The Homeric Hymns reverbs into existence, the sensation of cerebral peace fulfils a previously active mind. Matt describes his music as “the sweet lullaby your mum used to sing to get you to sleep” and if my mum would have sang me songs like this as a child I would never have had to worry about the monsters under my bed, and especially the shadow monsters tapping a sinister cadence upon my window pane.  Rather my dreams would have been filled with a rich texture of Greek mythology, adventures and shadows that not only whisper those sweet lullabies but dance upon the winds of Aeolus and send me further into my sleeping imagination. The context for the song titles on Elysian Fields is of Greek Mythology and the title itself is the Greek meaning for heaven or, more correctly, the final resting place of the souls of the heroic and the virtuous.  Each song title represents a character or God of old, all holding connotations of epic journeys and stories that will undoubtedly be told for generations to come.  I could easily envision this album as a soundtrack to Homers’ The Odyssey or The Iliad. As the album drifts serenely to a close with The Eternal Love Of Eros and Nyx I was left feeling overtly satisfied but longing for more.  Although each song is never too far away in musical and melodic diversity to the next the whole album journeys very well indeed, like a Homeric poem split into chapters for easy reading containing meandering narratives and poetic ambience. Matt is a true musician in this world of ours, and one of the nicest people I have had the pleasure in meeting.  He also plays drums in the indie power pop band Stagecoach and with other musical ventures in the process he is certainly one to watch for the future of music.  Elysian Fields is due for release worldwide on the 19th of January and can be purchased and downloaded from his website, www.mattemerymusic.com, and also from Itunes.Amazon mp3's.Rhapsody.Emusic.Lala.Shocksound.Groupie Tunes and Amie Street… The405 has an interview with Matt coming up for the 19th of January.  Keep your eyes peeled in anticipation to find out Matt’s inner thoughts and views on life, and what inspired the concepts and songs of Elysian Fields…