A rare treat for you today. Seven years ago, Matthew Fanuele released Fanuelle, an album filled to the brim with lo-fi charm, cut and paste film dialogue, keyboard orchestras and poetic murmurings. It sunk without a trace. Fanuelle slipped into obscurity. The world continued to spin.
Thanks to a late night googling session, Swedish label Emotion managed to track down the now increasingly hard to find album and, with a bit more digging, the man himself who was living in NYC working as a painter. Exchanges were made and Fanuelle blessed Emotion with the rights to the record, allowing a full re-master and re-release to take place.
Our friends over at Fader have been streaming the deliciously odd record since last week, minus this one song – ‘Dirty Loverstuff’ – which we proudly offer to you today as an mpFree download. Strangely beautiful: rousing yet altogether heartbreaking. Akin to The National if they were to be led by a chorus of Casio keyboards. Stream / download ‘Dirty Loverstuff’ below and ensure to check out the remaining album over at Fader – opening track ‘I’ve Been Killing, So’ worth the entrance fee alone.