Quiet Loner - Spectrology album

Quiet Loner
CD in deluxe 6 panel card sleeve printed by Stumptown Printers, Oregon, USA / download
Cover art by K Craig
Release date: 8th November 2010


Quiet Loner is the pen-name of songwriter Matt Hill. His recording and live work as Quiet Loner has won him many accolades, including Americana UK Album of the Year for his debut LP 'Secret Ruler of the World', and he has played with kindred spirits like Lambchop, Neko Case and Joe Pernice. Inspired by the storytelling traditions of American folk and country music, Hill's songs also have a distinctly British lyrical bite.

His new album is a stark and honest collection of performances recorded deep in the English countryside during the big freeze of January 2010. Produced by Mat Martin (Kirsty McGee, The Brute Chorus) it contains eleven songs of experience and wisdom, and features contributions from Inge Thomson (Bonnie Prince Billy, Broken Family Band), Roy Dodds (Fairground Attraction, Hank Wangford) and long term collaborator Alan Cook (Jackie Leven).

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Spectrology - Quiet Loner

Quiet Loner : Ash Ballad


"4/5. The wordplay is pure Costello. Delicate songwriting with hints of folk and Americana. Bleakly beautiful."

"4/5. The Loner's acoustic guitar-gilded explorations shine."

"A sad lulling country vibe that owes as much to the post-punk of XTC as the roadtrips of Neko Case."

"4/5. This is a stunning record with the pared down production emphasising intimacy."

"8/10. Somewhere between Raymond Carver and Alan Sillitoe dissecting heartbreak with surgical precision. Highly recommended."

“4/5. Eleven pocket vignettes which examine love, life and the temporality of each, [these are] works of wonder.”