Matt Keating has chosen an endangered format (the long-playing record-album) to perform some much-needed resuscitation on the great lost art of the album. It's exactly the kind of implausible, foolishly romantic, unabashedly retrograde quest that deserves a title like QUIXOTIC. And so it seems perfectly natural that this album should also be a double CD collection of 23 new songs. However, QUIXOTIC is no rock opera. Instead, like two sides of a vinyl LP, each of the 40-or-so minute discs are, essentially, two perfectly paced legs of the same destination-anywhere road trip.
QUIXOTIC finds Keating reunited with longtime studio partner Adam Lasus (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah). The album also marks new collaborations with bassist Jason Mercer (Ron Sexsmith, Ani DiFranco), drummer Jordan Richardson, and guitarist Duane Jarvis (Lucinda Williams, Frank Black).
QUIXOTIC can grab a hold of even the most challenged attention span and take it on one hell of a joyride. It's a record that never stops giving the listener new sounds to savor, new insights to relate to, new jokes to laugh at, and new things to think about.