Figure 8 is the fifth studio album by Elliot Smith and you can hear the connection between his and Wallace Costa’s sound. They’re both very oneiric. This is what Elliot Smith had to say about the title of this record:
“I liked the idea of a self-contained, endless pursuit of perfection. But I have a problem with perfection. I don’t think perfection is very artful. But there’s something I liked about the image of a skater going in this endless twisted circle that doesn’t have any real endpoint. So the object is not to stop or arrive anywhere; it’s just to make this thing as beautiful as they can.”
I think this is a description of his work as whole though.